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Don’t do as I do

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Even though I said my ankle felt ok after I walked off the twist and even though I said I felt ok the day after when I went for a run, I am now paying for rushing an injury. I should know better. I have taken the last three days off from running and it has been really good for me. My ankle still hurts, but it is better. Still I should have stopped running and not run the following day. But I was run happy. Good when you are healthy, but dangerous when you are hurt.

I have talked a little bit about apitherapy (bee sting theraphy) as an alternative ms treatment. well today I disturbed a hive and got stung five times. Hopefully I’ll be surprised and see improvement in my thigh!

ms Bee sting therapy

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

One of the more interesting ms treatments I have heard about is the use of bee venom or apitherapy, you can read more about it here. The quick and dirty low down is that it has been used for people with progressive forms of ms and folks have found it helpful with such symptoms as stiffness, pain and tingling.

So today while on my daily run I was made an unwilling participant in apitherapy by a little bee who I am sure was just concerned with my ms symptoms that I have been feeling in my feet (numbness and tingling). He stung me right on my achilles tendon, which I think would be a great place to administer the venom for my need, well it would have been if it were on the correct foot. But beggars can’t be choosy I guess. He managed to fly off, so I don’t think he lost his stinger but I think it might be the end of the poor guy.

I wondered whether or not it was wise to keep running on it, but I was two miles into my run and I wanted to keep going. I also couldn’t see calling Ruthann to come get me because I had been stung by a bee! Aside from a bit of irritation from my sock that kept rubbing on the sting it wasn’t bad at all and I finished my run with no problems. I hope it doesn’t swell up and become itchy, though they usually do with me. Who knows maybe this is the cure I need for my foot symptoms (if it is enough to do the trick in the other leg that is.)