As if the stuffy sinuses and hacking cough weren’t enough, the universe decided to lob another zinger my way on Friday (ok fine, I guess I can’t blame the universe for my own stupidity) and I ended up with a sizable second degree burn.
This whole incident made me realize that I should write a book, and that book would be called What Not to Do When You Burn Yourself. Let’s review, shall we?
Do not ‘laugh it off’
Do not walk around for 3 hours pretending everything is ok. If you feel calm and detached from your body while simultaneously in pain, that should be a sign that something is wrong…
Do not drive yourself home when you are a)in pain and b)clearly not thinking clearly
And that concludes today’s lesson, which was based on my personal experience 😀
If you do burn yourself, immediately pour cool water over the burn (but don’t use ice or cold water), take painkillers, and go see a doctor as soon as you can. More tips for burn care here.
And yes, I’m working on those apple pictures now! They’ll go up this coming Friday (assuming I don’t do anything dumb between now and then. It’s a 50/50 sort of thing).