I'm suppose to carry one Meg. I don't and my family is always on me about it. I'm super woman though
Here's my tale: My mom never had a bad reaction to a bee or wasp sting other than local swelling, but two years ago, she got stung in the garden, barely made it to the house and couldn't push the buttons on the phone to dial 911. My dad was out of the house and by the time he got there, she had crawled to her bed. By the time she went to the hospital, the doctors couldn't figure out why she didn't die and *promised* her that she wouldn't get a second chance. Now, since you KNOW you are allergic, you really need to carry your epipen. You've mentioned before that you don't take it with you, but the thing is so dang small, there really isn't an excuse. Don't forget, if, heaven forbid, the awful should happen to you, the people that love you will be far more affected by your passing than you will be. Oh, and btw, from everyone I've met that has bad reactions to insect bites/stings -- it gets worse with time, not better. I fully expect to need my own epipen within the next 10 years. The last sting I got put my entire right arm out of commission for a day.