Day 61: I have never had a bluebottle sting until today…which is amazing living near the beaches in Australia and the amount of time I spend at the beach. It wrapped around one of my ankles and didn’t feel too bad to start with. If you’ve never had a bluebottle sting either, it stings a little at first but the pain grows. There are many theories about what you should do after a sting. You used to have to pour vinegar on it, then it was cold water, and now they say hot water. We had only just arrived at the beach and I didn’t want to make the family leave, so I poured my bottle of drinking water on it, which relieved it for a second and then the stinging was back. I also had an ice bottle, which I then left on my ankle which sufficiently numbed it until I could have a hot shower at home. Needless to say, I didn’t go back in the waves that day!
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