Saturday, January 12, 2008

Boiling Water + My Leg = Bad Night


Ignore unflattering picture of thigh.
Mom and Dad left this afternoon. I went to go make myself a cup of tea...which ended badly. Short story even shorter...the entire mug was dumped on my jean-clad leg. I held the freezing cold shower head on it for over an hour before I could tolerate ( tolerate: screaming bloody murder but no longer convinced I was dying) some aloe. It's 3 hours later and I'm finally able to function. The picture was taken a few minutes ago and doesn't do it justice. I have 2nd degree burns with blistering. The clump of stuff in the middle of my thigh is skin. Evan and Avrie went to the store to get me some gauze and more aloe. It also got my toes but they were too gooped with aloe to get a good picture. Ouch. To say the least. Worst pain of my life.

9 comments:

martha.org said...

is it a full moon? i'm so so sorry! just know..that pain you just experienced? it's much worse than labour pains without an epidural..they say a burn is the worst pain. sorry again.

Jen said...

Good grief!!! I seriously think that there are better ways to get some attention, so let's work on those safer avenues!! Now, rest up and take care of it! Yeeks...how terrible...

:(

Jen M.

Lani said...

Oh Shannon. I'm so sorry. I hope its feeling better today. Youch!

Tim & Melissa said...

Oh ouch...hope you're feeling better! Bad place to be burned too...especially since wearing sorts 24/7 is not quite in season right now. Ouch!

Nate, Tara, and Jaden said...

Oh, Shannon, that looks PAINFUL. I hope you're starting to feel better, we missed you in meeting today. If there's anything I can do to help you this week, let me know. HEAL QUICKLY!!

Justin, Sara and Simon said...

I'm so sorry, Shannon. Big hug and we are thinking about you! Time to be babied by hubbies!

Mindy said...

Do you have lavender oil? That's great for burns and pain.

Shannon said...

i did lavendar oil right away and it burned so badly that i had to wash it all off...i mixed it with olive oil so it wasn't straight. i've used it for burns in the past though (especially sunburn) and it works great. not sure why it burned so bad....but it seemed like anything i put on it burned..evan aloe. it's much better now.

Mindy said...

Did you use YL lavender?