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Old 07-17-2014, 02:10 PM   #21
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Actually, I think it is orange to the thigh, blue to the sky.
Don't you think you better have it down pat before you head of into this adventure?
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:09 PM   #22
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I was just wondering about that. I have a lot of trouble remembering binaries like that. My guess (GUESS!) is that it's blue to the sky, since the sky is usually blue rather than orange.
If you've ever used an epi-pen, it would be difficult to mistake which end goes against the thigh. However, the little ditty is helpful for children and others. The first time I went into anaphylaxis was quite scary. I was making pesto and learned I was allergic to pine nuts. Fortunately, I had an epi-pen and was not alone. The only time I was grateful for my insect allergy--it saved my life. I would not have made it to the emergency room (despite how crazy my friend was driving) if I had had to wait for the ambulance. My mother, the RN, told me afterwards that if I hadn't had an epi-pen, her advice as a volunteer for St. John's ambulance would have been to tell the person with me to breathe for me if the ambulance didn't arrive on time. Fortunately, I have not gone into anaphylaxis for more than 25 years. I have however sat in the emergency ward several times waiting to see if "whatever stung" me was one of the various insects to which I am allergic (not wanting to use my epi-pen for a false alarm).
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:17 PM   #23
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If you are determined to process your own home-grown honey, you might want to check with a local beekeepers club to see if someone has extra hives they need a home for. Our neighbor up the street has three stacks in his own yard and five in a field a few towns over. Since he processes the honey himself I don't know what kind of arrangements you might need to make with a beekeeper so that you can keep the honey.

If they are on your back 40 AND you aren't dealing with the bees personally, I don't think it would be any more dangerous for you that all the bees that feast on your plants right now. Might be an option that works for you. Just DON'T get stung!
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:48 AM   #24
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I hadn't thought of looking for s/one with hives that need a foster home. I have a doctor's appointment the end of the month. I'll ask about going to an allergist and getting shots next spring. Immunotherapy supposedly can reduce the severity of one's reaction. Might be an option--I believe the shots have to be given over a course of three years. Also thinking a getting a couple of beef cattle...but cattle often knock over hives...
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(not wanting to use my epi-pen for a false alarm).
What would happen if you did use it for a false alarm?
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Tachycardia...
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Tachycardia...
I even know what that means.
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Tachycardia...
That doesn't sound good at all. Knowing from personal experience. I ended up in surgery for open heart surgery. 130 bpm.
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Imagine being startled x 1000...you don't want to use an epi-pen unless you need it.
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Imagine being startled x 1000...you don't want to use an epi-pen unless you need it.
The only allergies I have are from medicines and seafood high in iodine. And the minute I put a piece in my mouth that has a lot of iodine, I can taste it immediately on the tip on my tongue. I get it mostly with scallops. So I willingly pass on them. No sense in taking chances.
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