Bee Careful

My weekend was a little unusual...I got stung by a bee on my forehead Friday afternoon as I was taking a break from setting up my classroom. I haven't been stung by a bee since I was...say, 11. It hurt but soon the pain dwindled and I went on with my Friday evening of watching Harry Potter in the theater.

Saturday rolls around and my face is slightly puffy, not terribly noticeable unless you stare directly at my eye or my forehead...I went to a housewarming BBQ with friends and left early because of the drowsy-inducing effects of Benadryl...

Wake up Sunday morning, my face has ballooned, I look like Quasimodo from the Hunchback of Notre Dame, my eyelid was so swollen I could barely see out my left eye. This delayed reaction was enough cause for concern that my boyfriend took me to Urgent Care early Sunday where I was given the "ooh that must hurt," comment by about 4 nurses, and finally prescribed some steroids for the next 5 days.

Who knew bees could leave such an impression? Anyone had a similar experience?

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