I got stung by God-knows-what today

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    Today I got stung by a mysterious mustard yellow caterpillar-like creature. It got inside my shoe and stung me twice. It was a long 3 miles back to my car, that's for sure! The "venom" has settled in my joints and my knee and hip are still throbbing, several hours later. Whatever it was, I hope we never cross paths again! Any clue as to what it could be?? I'm baffled.
     
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    I don't know what that is, but that sounds painful!! Ouch!
     
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    It's no joke. I'm a HUGE Princess Bride fan. Tonight I was planning to see it on the big screen for the first time. I've been waiting for months. I decided to catch tomorrow's matinee instead. I'm nursing my sting with wine instead ;)
     
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    Love that movie too!
     
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    Did you take Benadryl?
     
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    Sounds like the hornet from hell
     
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    Eew. I hope you were able to take some Benedryl.
     
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    That looks like a nasty little bugger. Hope you feel better soon!
     
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    Oh my goodness. If I saw that on me, I would pass out. That thing really disturbs me for some reason! It's like a Cousin It caterpillar.
     
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    It's no joke guys :) I'm on the mend but it still hurts and kept me up all night!
     
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    Was it this?
    http://www2.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/images/iomoth.jpg
    or maybe this
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gXuWSIoZF9k/TGLHqIyNu5I/AAAAAAAAA4A/pIt8Mxp-v_M/s1600/9689453-lg.jpg
    Or even this poking fellow
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...inging_Rose_caterpillars,_Megan_McCarty65.jpg

    Pack saddles. HURT LIKE ALL GET OUT!!!! Got the crap poked out of me when I was kid picking muscadines. OH my word!!!! Then another time something fell out of a tree on my back and I swipe it off... HOLY SNOT those things hurt!!!
     
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    It looks so scary! Tell me it didn´t look that scary in real life (though I know the sting was obviously bad!).

    How are you feeling now?
     
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    Ph my gosh! It really is like Cousin It! I would pass out too. That thing is just so bizarre.
     
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    I was wondering how you were feeling as well.
    I know I had (not your crazy caterpillar) but like a woolly bear in my glove I shook it out & put the glove on...there must have been hairs because I had little like welts on my hand!!!
     
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    Yikes! All those pics are hideous. Are you sure you don't need to just check with a doctor?
     
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    I'm totally better now, but it took about 24 hours. I have a dr's appt today anyway, I might casually mention it, but probably not. There's no mark anymore and the ache is gone :thumb:
     
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    Watch. You'll get lucky and have some homeopathic reaction and feel great in your joints for the next month or two. Hope that's the case.
     
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    Glad you're feeling better, Pisces Fish. That sounded very scary.
     
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    I am glad you feel much better now. :)
     
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    Then everyone will be after that creature!!!

    I would mention it. I got stung in the hand & had to go to er (looked like old Howie mandell glove joke), they said if it happened again I'd have to come in for a shot. I asked if I could get pill form in case I was away or it was a weekend.
     

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