Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Burn update.

Okay so the conversation I have been having lately is as follows:
Other- " oh what Happend to your arm?
me: "I burned it."
Other: "ow, with a curling iron?"
me: "no, a clothing iron"
other: "oh can I see it?"
me: " uhhh... no. Sorry"
Therefor I have decided to share some pictures. As I've said before, if it's already happend and you can't change anything then you might as well document it. If you don't have a healthy curiosity of wounds then do not scroll down. I repeat, stop now.

This is the numb, thick, white part that I had to get off my burn or they'd cut it out. As you can see, I got it off.

This is my burn after I got it off. Up close as of 4 days ago.

I put a super strong sulfaric acid cream on it every morning and every night. It burns that new white skin off. I get to do it for about 6 months or more.
The purpose of that is so the burn can heal. Sounds like an oxy moron right? Burns radiate heat and produce water. If you let it scab over or heal improperly the water causes pockets and it can get infected in the pockets underneath and then the infection can spread. Therefore the nice dressing and skin eating cream. And yes I can feel the burn.

This is my burn as of this morning. The bruise is from pulling a band aide off. All the skin around the burn is very super snsitive. So even a band aide can cause bruising.

Up close. But as you can see, once that compacted dead suff in the middle came off, it doesn't seem so deep.

See the pretty edge around my burn. It's pretty huh? I just have to wait for the rest of it to look like that.


Emily said...

It's a button I made in honor of my sis-in-law who died of cancer at the age of 28. If you click on the button you can visit her blog.

Here is a post about her:


Jenny Johnson said...

Ooh. Sorry about that. I got a burn on Thanksgiving but not that bad. Take care of yourself.

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

oh wow!