I was pouring boiling water for tea last night and thinking about how careful I needed to be to keep the tea pot away from my daughter and having little nightmare scenarios about horrible accidents in the home. Then I was thinking how much it would suck if I accidentally poured it on my hand. One half second later my pouring hand slipped a little and I DID JUST THAT. I poured boiling water on my left hand.
Wow. Really demonstrates the power of the subconscious mind, doesn’t it?
The burn hurt so incredibly badly. I don’t think I’ve injured myself in the home and ever had it hurt this much. Not even when I stabbed myself in the hand over the summer and required stitches. (That’s another story. I’m a little accident prone.) The pain was almost unbearable. I didn’t go to the emergency room because it was late and I’d have to sit there most of the night to be seen. I was better off treating it at home.
So I soaked the burn in cold water for twenty five minutes and then slathered it liberally, over and over, with pure aloe from my aloe plant. Then I took something to help me sleep and went to bed early. At that point the burn was a little swollen and I was getting some blisters on my wrist. If the burn was still bad in the morning, I was going to go to the immediate care place.
But it’s amazing how completely BETTER the burn is this morning. It still hurts, but only a little. I can move my hand and type. It’s all red and the skin looks funny, but there’s no more swelling and there are no blisters. It’s almost miraculous.
*Checks self for vampiric regenerative abilities. Nope I have none*
I have the aloe to thank, I suspect. I’m so happy I’ve been keeping that plant healthy.