pure undisguised rant

  1. Hi, and please note this is a rant, but I have to let off some steam, Or I am going to go postal!!

    I have been avoiding allnurses for the last few weeks as I wanted to get my notes up to date as well as writing my essays, which I write by hand first.

    Today I had a $hit day, and yes the it really did happen in threes. I won't bore you with all the details, but the worst thing to happen was that i was clearing the lawn of apples, when I picked up an apple that had a lot of wasps in it. I was wearing gloves but I still managed to get stung about 5 times I think.(My hand is too swollen, to count) I didn't see the criters, and then I was trying to get in the house so i didn't swear in front of my gran!

    Of course it was my right, hand and at the moment, touching anything including a pen, is too painful to even consider.

    This is the first time I have been stung by a wasp, and every one lied to me when they said it didn't hurt, it burns and I think I nearly passed out!!

    I was very tempted to pour weedkiller down the trees roots, as every year, it becomes a homming beacon to bees and wasps. And it is a big old tree so you need the councils permission to pull it down!!

    I phoned work, my 'real work' and said I couldn't work for them tonight as I can't drive at the minute, and after they finished laughing at what had happened, they wanted me to go in... in fact they said:
    "It doesn't matter if you can't get a glove on, you can do basic care without a glove we won't tell anyone"

    I can't repeat what I said but I don't think they will keep me on their books. I am just lucky that this happened in my holidays, as I don't have clinicals again till September, Just need to get these essays out of the way, whilst planning how to kill the apple tree, prefferably without being fined.

    and looking for a new job at the same time, I wonder if macdonalds are still employing???
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    About Whisper, BSN

    Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,177; Likes: 24
    Staff nurse; from UK
    Specialty: Cardiolgy


  3. by   lindalee
    With bees a paste of baking soda and water will remove the sting. You might try it if you don't have open areas on your hand.
  4. by   Whisper
    Thanks, quite a few people have sugested that to me, the only trouble is I don't have any baking soda.

    Thankyou for the tip, I will be gpoing to buy some just in case tomorrow as soon as the shops open...Actually looking at the time, I guess I mean later today
  5. by   BadBird
    Benadryl will also help, do you have meat tenderizer this will help with the stinging in your hand. Hope you feel better soon.
  6. by   shygirl
    Wasps and bees and hornets all hurt like he--. I have been stung or bit ,(whatever each of them does), by all three!
  7. by   canoehead
    Oh, man, what a horrible day!

    At least if you were going to get fired you got to tell them off first. I always look back on jobs (and boyfriends) I've left and wish I had ripped them a new one at least 6months earlier. Good for you!
  8. by   aus nurse
    "It doesn't matter if you can't get a glove on, you can do basic care without a glove we won't tell anyone"
    Well mighty supportive of them...NOT The concern for your wellbeing amazes me.

    Those critter stings do burn don't they...hope it is all feeling better soon Whisper.... you poor thing.:kiss
  9. by   sunnygirl272
  10. by   fedupnurse
    Yeah, every time I walk into Target there is a huge NOW HIRING sign above the door. You don't know how tempting it is to fill out an application!!
    Hope your hand is better and be careful of future stings. You could develop a problem. Kiss that uncaring employer GOOD BYE!!
  11. by   oramar
    Multiple stings must be terrible. I had one wasp sting the other day and it bothered me for 48 hours.
  12. by   GPatty
    I was just stung the other day....it hurts....
    God bless you child...

  13. by   Whisper
    You guys are great!!!
    Thankyou for putting up with my ranting like a mad woman.
    I am now unemployed (again, I quit/was sacked there once before), and macdonalds have classed me as unemployable! as I have too many qualifications...Guess I'll have to stick with this nursing school thing I am joking I will not quit, allthough If I don't get these essays done soon I won't have to quit.

    My hand has gone down enough for me to count... and I think it is six seperate stings.

    Thanks for reading this rant, and hugs to all you guys you are the best
  14. by   Mkue
    ouch, ouch , ouch, that's all i can say !! sending good luck your way.. good luck with the papers too !!