As is $Diety$ THAT HURTS! and THROBS.
I got tagged by a scorpion tonight. Scorpions are a fact of life in this neck of the woods. The like to nest on the bark of palm trees. Then the wind blows and dislodges them.
Tonight I went downstairs to talk to the SCSon and immediately felt a pain in my foot. A couple throbs later and I was pretty sure what had happened. Searching the floor I spotted the culprit.... And ran him over with a certain shotgun roller. Several times! He may have won the battle but I won the war! He is dead and I am not,
I had immediate visions of a similar scene in the same spot several years ago when the SCSon got tagged, Never having been stung before all I could offer the SCSon is "I know it hurts. But you are not going to die".
We met some very nice people at Emergency Care. A while later the PA comes in to assess as a very benign case but is willing to dispense pain killers... I think he mentioned Viocodin and Codine. Eh, to me these are drugs you take to dim the pain of compound fractures and amputations. Right now ice is controlling the pain so we'll stick with that. I am no longer has me jumping out of the chair so.. While we've filled the Rx, it's the 3AM contingency plan.
If anyone wants to steal the Rx, the pills will be ground up and mixed in with next week's used kitty litter. Enjoy!