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Bad news:

I just made a cup of herbal tea, and about three seconds after I poured the water out of the kettle I stumbled a little, and sloshed just-off-boiling water onto half of my hand.

Good news:

It was the hand with more parasthesia, which means that the water sloshed on the fingers where I (almost) can't feel heat or cold at all. So I didn't do the autonomic response to pain thing, which is good, because that probably would have involved letting go of the mug and spilling more just-off-boiling water everywhere. (And not incidentally staining everything with hibiscus.)

Bad news:

Uh, it turns out it's hard to hold your hand under cool running water for ten minutes when you can't tell how warm the water is and your cold water is ice cold and your hot water heater is finicky. I kept having to stick my other wrist in to go, oh, damn, now we're doing warm water.

Date: 2011-03-02 04:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] livrelibre
Oooh, that sucks! Sorry buddy! Cold water in a bowl with a little ice maybe?

Date: 2011-03-03 05:44 am (UTC)
livrelibre: DW barcode (Default)
From: [personal profile] livrelibre
Definitely listen to the first aid experts! And hope it feels better!

Date: 2011-03-02 04:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glass_icarus
Oh no! D:

... although, huh, I always run my hand under hot water for a couple minutes before I switch to cool when that happens.

Date: 2011-03-03 04:59 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Lucy the ACD's butt & tail are all that's visible since her head is down a gopher hole (LUCY gopher hunter)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Received wisdom (and what's taught in first aid classes) has changed several times over the past 50 years). Moving target! Aiiiiiie! Throw some boiling water on it to slow it down.

Date: 2011-03-02 04:49 am (UTC)
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (tylee tightrope)
From: [personal profile] terajk
Oh, no!

I've spilled hot water on myself several times recently. It sucks.

Date: 2011-03-02 07:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] theleaveswant
Yikes. Glad to hear you weren't more seriously injured.

Date: 2011-03-02 10:18 pm (UTC)
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