Sunday, 23 October 2016

I Should Keep My Mouth Shut....

Just before we left Dorset I was out on the bike for a morning ride when I achieved another first......
I had just got to the top of quite a steep hill and was a bit out of breath when out of the corner of my eye and in a split second I saw it zooming in on me.....
One of these fellas was heading my way...and at speed.

These Fellas Can Cause Some Pain...
 Yes...it was a wasp.... In the blink of an eye it had gone into my mouth and stung me on the back of the throat....
It caused me to stop riding my bike as quickly as it had stung me....

Bearing in mind the bad reaction that I have when I get bitten by midges and similar insects I was obviously concerned that I might have a similar reaction to the wasp sting....

I have been stung by wasps a couple of times before and I have never had an adverse reaction to the sting ...but this was the first time I have ever been stung in my throat.... I managed to cough up and spit out my attacker without it managing to sting me again. 

My main concern was that my throat would swell up and make breathing and swallowing difficult..... I had a drink from my bottle and waited for about ten minutes.....
Yes my throat did swell to some extent and it was very painful and the pain became worse when I swallowed but after the ten minute wait it did not feel like it was getting any worse so I remounted my bike and continued my ride.....

It was about three days before the pain and soreness had gone......
A lesson learned here.... In future I will keep my mouth shut..!!

Next.....

We had only been at our first campsite in Devon for about three hours when I got bitten on the back of my left leg by a large dog......
I have met this dog a number of times over the past eighteen months and he has never attempted to bite me before... but on this occasion he obviously took a dislike to me and showed his displeasure of my company with his teeth.

I recieved about eight punture wounds on my leg and my leg was also quite badly bruised....
This all happened a week ago and the bruising on my leg is still very painful....

As these sort of things seem to happen in threes... I am now wondering what the third thing will be..... 
Will I get trampled on by Deer or maybe I will be attacked by Wild Boar.....
If I manage to survive my next attack I will post the details here on the purpletraveller blog.....
Dog Bite on my Left Leg....

5 comments:

Marsha said...

Oh, my! Let us hope it stops at two. (But just to be safe, keep a vigilant eye open for spiders, marauding fox, and vampires...)

David J said...

Holy crap that's a shocker! Stung IN the throat! I can see some comical 1970s character from British TV show 'Dad's army running around hysterically calling out "Don't panic!"

Then bitten by a dog! Stay out of the water for heaven's sake! You're likely to invoke a Kraken!

Dave said...

Thats scary being stung in the throat. I had a wasp get inside my helmet once and sting me. I arrived home looking like the monster from the Goonies, much to the kids amusement.

Steve A said...

Death by a combination of wasp bite and a rabid dog bite far surpasses swallowing a few gnats. Good thing you're not at Loch Ness. I hear Nessie's hungry...

Trevor Woodford said...

*Marsha*
I am keeping my eyes open Marsha..lol

*David J*
David...I must say that running around hysterically was an option that I thought about.....

*Dave*
A wasp buzzing around in my cycling helmet is a fear I've always had Dave....

*Steve A*
Steve....I'm avoiding Loch Ness as much for the midges as Nessie...