Well, not really a mistake as dinner was tasty and usually breakfast. Fried eggs, bacon and toast. Of course the eggs were fried in the bacon grease! Why would I do it any other way?!? Which leads to the mistake …
In the attempt to drain the grease from the pan … can you see where this is going yet? Yeah, I gave myself a burn from hot grease. At first I thought (heh heh) that it was just a superficial 1st degree. Oh no, after dinner and much ice the blister started. Damn, it went to a small (and I do mean small, less than 1% on the Palmer scale. Come on it was my finger tip but it still hurt!) 2nd degree. Swelling too. I call my brother who has a stocked EMT bag even though he’s no longer certified. I ask for a roll of coban. For those who don’t know what it is … a great invention. I won’t get it until the morning.
I rummaged around in my first aid kit in the bathroom. I find two ragged strips of the stuff. I doctor myself up. Still hurts like hell until I get the compression from the bandage. Hurts some but not as much. Yay me!
This morning took ragged stuff off … Coban isn’t supposed to be held on my medical tape and that’s what was holding mine on …
Still red and I can see where the blister was starting … time to wrap with new coban!
Then I can wrap more presents (which I did successfully last night with said wrapped finger!) and continue on with my rainy, tornado warning filled day!
Listening to: Yahoo’s Rock Holiday Station — Bob & Douglas McKenzie’s Twelve Days of Christmas from A Rock ‘N’ Roll Christmas 2