This is my sister's story of toughness, since she was stung in the ocean while on vacation
She visits the Doctor for a check-up a month later, in Tennessee.
She said, "I have a strange question that you have never heard".
The Doc says, "Oh I am sure, I have heard most".
My sister said "I was stung by a stingray while on vacation".
The Doc was surprised and said "That is one, I have not heard" since he is far from the ocean.
He told her, "you can have the barb removed by surgery or let it work its way out".
Of course, she says "I will let it work its way out". The spiny barb can be seen under the skin of her ankle.
I would have it removed, of course. I saw it a month later, since it was still in her ankle.
She is so tough and does things the old-fashioned way. I tease her living like they did back in history.
We are blessed now with a health system, they did not have back in history....