The Scorpion Sting!

Yesterday evening I was stung on my right middle finger by a nasty little scorpion hiding in my hand towel. Ouch Ouch Ouch! Humberto has been warning me for years about how dangerous these creatures are and when I googled scorpion sting I discovered more people die from their stings than from snake bites.This did worry me.

Well I haven´t died yet from the sting but I have a very numb middle finger, a cough and an achey right arm. I may also have a low grade fever but as Humberto predicted I slept very soundly last night. He also says that my immune system and capacity to heal quickly will improve after the sting. This remains to be seen and I do not recommend the sting as a medically proven means of boosting one´s immune system obviously.

The venom is eliminated via the kidneys so I have been pouring in the fluids.

Since yesterday evening Humberto has been on a murder scorpion rampage and has killed three. When I am lucky enough to find a live one I shall photograph the beast and post. Until then be careful. These creatures are everywhere in Mexico and especially if you have a well treed yard like ours where they can thrive!

I will keep you posted and let you know via this blog of any decline in my condition.Stay tuned.


About Charlotte Ortega

I am a family physician and writer.I am an active member of the Puerto Vallarta Writers Group and I am coordinating this years International Writers Conference to be held in March in association with Los Mangos Library.Winters are spent in Mexico to escape the cold and the summers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am British born but have not lived in the U.K. since 1997. My blog is intended to inform would be travellers and those who view Mexico as a preferred retirement destination on every aspect of living in Mexico, the good and the other...My husband Humberto is Mexican and is a font of knowlege on the diverse cultural and social nuances which exist in this vibrant and colourful country.
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2 Responses to The Scorpion Sting!

  1. Lori Falcon says:

    HI Charlotte i m the blond woman with the nasty gate, now in Mexico with sketchy internet and 4 sticky keys, makes a note a challenge! Enjoy your blog! Thank for the ema[l mine is My Canadian forward it


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