Saturday, February 7, 2009

Burn Notice

It has been a long time since that fateful day in November when I sloshed hot tea on my arm and scalded myself. My second degree burns have been healing (but slowly, oh so slowly) and yesterday as I was getting ready for bed, I realized that it was the first day I had not been aware of the burn on my left bicep.

I have tried in last few weeks to go without a bandage on it but I usually end up regretting it. Even though the burn is no longer raw and open, the skin is still very sensitive. But yesterday I went the whole day -- carrying books and bags, throwing my coat on and off -- without a bandage on and actually forgot about the burn! Of course by the time I woke up this morning, it was a little sore and I slapped some more Neosporin with pain reliever on it (although I think I may have developed a tolerance to the pain reliever part of it as it doesn't seem that effective anymore). Still, it is nice to see that it's getting better. I don't even want to think about how many dollars I spent on moist burn pads ($6.99 for 4 of them) and extra large bandaids ($3.99 for 10 of them) since the week before Thanksgiving.

Now I'm just ready for it to be completely healed so I can start spending my money on Moderma and hope that it will help to alleviate the scarring. It's going to be quite a doozy. I hope that the angry redness of it will at least be faded by the time short sleeve weather arrives.

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