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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Blister the Size of the Sun

Sunday night I was in the process of making these beauties for the babes room...


As I was gluing the small pieces onto the stryofoam ball, there was a string of glue coming off of it. As I went to wipe it away it, pulled the fabric off and slapped it onto my finger resulting in this nasty little devil...



I quickly ran to the sink screaming obscenities and ran it under cold water and then looked at my finger wondering if I had gotten all the glue off of it. It looked as if someone pulled my skin and stretched it two feet, then let it go. My finger was throbbing soooooo bad! I instantly thought of people who have been severly burned all over their body. I DO NOT know how they do it. of course it was about 10:30 at night and I was really needing to get to bed. I didn't see how I could leave the relief of the cold running water and hit the sack, so my sweet hubby got a BIG bowl of water and ice and set it on my nightstand. The only relief I could get was to lay on my side and keep my hand in the water. Scottie even ran to the store at midnight to get something that I could put on it to help with the pain since I couldn't possibly sleep like that all night. I only have two positions I can sleep in: left side or right side due to this lovely belly I have. And now I could only sleep on one. Scottie googled what to do for a burn. He found that if you put apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball it will draw the heat and pain out of it. Thank goodness for apple cider vinegar and the genious that discovered that heaven sent, home remedy because after waking up several times due to being uncomforatble it was time to wean myself from the ice bowl so I could sleep on the other side. After putting the cotton ball of vinegar on my finger and rolling over to the left side I finally fell asleep and woke up when my alarm when off only to find this beauty...






Yes, this is not some abnormal growth but it was so noticeable that my students kept gawking at it! I finally popped it and oh my heavens did that feel much better. It's amazing how much I didn't realize I used my middle finger. Simple everyday routines such as washing my hair, putting on makeup, lotion, flossing, or typing on the computer seemed to be impossible. All I can say is thanks to my hubby for helping me out and from now on, my hot glue gun is on probation.

2 comments:

Mrs. Ham said...

at least you made something cute to get the blister? the glass is half full haha

Cami said...

i am so excited for your little one on the way, great news. i am also very sorry about your blister, holy cow that does not look like fun. but i have to ask, do you have a link where you got the 'recipe' for those darling balls?