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It's official. - helen-louise
It's official.
I am officially the biggest wimp in the world.

So, the other day I hurt my finger - got a friction burn that took a couple of layers of skin off (and that's an interesting story in itself). It was hurting a hell of a lot, so I washed it and put a plaster on it (a special, non-latex one). I should probably point out that the injury in question is perhaps 7mm long by 5mm wide - absolutely tiny.

My finger got knocked in the night and bled a bit, but I thought it was ok & left it all day yesterday. Today, it was still really hurting, so I pulled the plaster off to have a look - and almost passed out! The top layer of healing skin had got itself stuck to the plaster - to the non-sticky "protective" part, so I don't know how it happened. But the pain and very minor gore was enough that I had to lie down very quickly and stay lying down while I slowly extricated myself. I still felt hot and cold and nauseous 10 minutes later! Even now, many hours later writing this, I'm coming over all sick & faint!

Ok, I know that I'm squeamish, and have a medical phobia - but that response is just pathetic! It really did hurt hugely for such a small injury... I know hands, and fingers in particular, have a lot of nerves in them, but even then! And it's been much better since I separated my skin from the old plaster, so it was obviously the right thing to do.

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Current Mood: amused amused... because it's laugh or cry really

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From: jinian Date: 10th October 2007 03:16 (UTC) (Link)
Some things just get to me too. Not necessarily anything to do with the severity of the injury, though burns are always unusually painful and upsetting.
alexmc From: alexmc Date: 10th October 2007 07:04 (UTC) (Link)
> amused... because it's laugh or cry really

Good, I think.
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From: artremis Date: 10th October 2007 13:14 (UTC) (Link)
o petal - affectionately amused *hugs*
i had a ridiculous amount of pain and fretting taking off my blood-test dressing on monday even though they'd done way more invasive things to me as well as the blood test and they hadn't bothered me anywhere near so much!
Also poannie is looking at walking stick options for after her hip replacement - where does your funky blue stick come form?
baratron From: baratron Date: 10th October 2007 14:04 (UTC) (Link)

He makes them custom to the right height - this is important because the lucite (acrylic) they're made from is much harder to cut than wood. And as he's based in the US you have to give the size in inches, which broke my brain a bit. He does two types of handle, a "shepherd's crook" type and an "offset" type - I have the offset as it's more ergonomic for my wrists.

My stick is fluorescent blue and I'd kinda like it if it didn't become the official walking stick of the UK bi community (someone else from #soc.bi bought one right after I did). But I realise this is irrational and not really any of my business.
From: artremis Date: 10th October 2007 22:01 (UTC) (Link)
would people having other colours/shapes be ok though?
poannie also found this which is rather cool - does your stick need a cosy?
From: hattifattener Date: 10th October 2007 22:34 (UTC) (Link)
I'm only somewhat a wuss but I always get queasy when the bandage sticks to the scab/wound. Ick. For me I think it's that any additional injury on top of an existing would is extra-squicky.
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