I Got Stung By a Stingray

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    Nothing Like It

    Not much to say. Just three hours of the most agonizing, relentless pain I have ever felt in my life. It got me straight through my dominant hand and being in the midwest, the emergency room physicians did not have a clue what to do. In case anyone by now is wondering how this...
    kha185 kha185
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

    Stung By a Stingray

    About 8 years ago I took my 2 sons, 15 and 10 to the coast fishing.  We were staying a condo in Port A that was on a canal just off the ship channel.  It had a fishing pier and the fishing was usually pretty good.  Well, my youngest caught a small stingray and...
    dorado dorado
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2008

    I Even Got A Tattoo

    I was ten and it happened at Englewood Beach in Englewood, Florida. I still have the little heart shaped scar on my foot. I decided to get a tattoo of a stingray on top of my foot, positioned so the barb of the tattoo extends right to the scar.
    ziska86 ziska86
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2011

    Haven't Been Back In The Ocean Since...

      I was in Port Aransas, exploring the beach. I’d just moved to Texas, and I’d never lived by an ocean before. I was used to New Jersey beaches (when we would visit family – I’m from the mid-west) which don’t have stingrays, and I didn’t know you were supposed to...
    ephemeraldaemon ephemeraldaemon
    18-21, T
    1 Response Aug 6, 2011

    Pain Like I've Never Imagined

    Last Sunday we were walking the dogs down on the sand flats in sandgate. I know - the perfect place for them, but we haven't seen any in years and i guess we had become a little Blasé about stingrays. I was  crossing a 1.5 meter wide knee-deep channel between...
    Lucy13 Lucy13
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2009

    Not Just Once But Twice

    I was stung about 10 years ago in Tampa Bay. Hundreds of dogs and people where swimming along with me and all of a sudden I felt awful pain. It was so bad my friend ran to the Ranger station to get ice. They told him that I was stung by a stingray and to get home to warm water...
    jennavb jennavb
    41-45
    Nov 5, 2012

    Worst Last Day At The Beach.

    We were vacationing in the Outer Banks and (one week ago today) it was my last full day on the beach. I wanted to go boogie boarding one last time; I started walking out in to the water and I stepped on something slimy and round and felt an instant stabbing pain in the heel of...
    dshreve83 dshreve83
    26-30
    Aug 25, 2011

    I'll Wear Shoe's Next Time...

    Just this morning I was on the beach watching my dad and brother playing past the breakers. I'm pretty skiddish when it comes to getting in the water because I can't see and i hate stepping on seaweed and other little fish that come close enough to the shore. After a minute of...
    llovebird llovebird
    16-17
    Jul 11, 2010

    When I was 14 during my vacation in Melaque at

    my families house I got stung by a Stingray(locals called it a manta ray but they don't sting). I was swimming around about 15-20 min from our house with my family sitting under one of the umbrellas on the beach. I felt a sharp pain in my foot and ran back up to the beach. There...
    Groenland Groenland
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014

    I go surfing with a buddy on Sundays at Bolsa

    Chica Beach, CA. The first time I was stung was on 11/24/13: It was my first time going barefoot (and my last), and I was eager, as the surfing boots I had were too much extra weight. Entering the water (too eager to use the 'Stingray Shuffle'?), I stepped on what felt like a...
    formadison formadison
    18-21, F
    Feb 9, 2014
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