Thursday, October 07, 2010

Blogtoberfest day 7

Last night I cooked the most wicked beef standing rib roast accompanied by the crispest roast spuds and other yummy vegies. Even made a fab gravy out of the roast cooking juices. Yummmmmmmmy - well it would have been had I been able to enjoy it.
As I was getting the potatoes out of the oven the door closed on me burning both of my arms from below the elbow to just above it. Spent hours in agony last night with both arms resting on ice packs. I decided to ring A&E about 9pm to see if I should go in - she told me to soak it for 1/2 hour in cold water to see if that helps and then wrap it up. That's all they would do for me and they had a 3 hour wait.
What was really lovely through all this was how Royce my 22 year old son fussed over me. Trying to make me comfortable - even it it was pumping me with pain killers. He made sure when he left the house to go to bed (he lives in the granny flat across the driveway) that his father knew how to look after me. We have decided that his concern came from his experience of not being able to get comfortable or sleep well after his many many accidents ie falling off bikes and slamming his thumb with a hammer etc.
Any way I had very little sleep and ended up moving to the lounge at 5am to watch TV and try to get comfy on the recliner.
Today I kept up the painkillers and kept them bandaged until just a little while ago when I had a bath. I have blister the size of my thumbnail on the right arm and a blister 1/2 the size of my pinky nail. Have slathered them in aloe vera and re bandaged them both. Hope I sleep better today.


barb's creations said...

(((((HUGS))))) Gail,hope you're feeling better today.That oven has caused you a lot of problems :( Barb.

Robyn said...

Oh Gail it would be on a jointed part of your arm. Ouch to the extreme! Hope it heals quickly and I'd be putting something on the edge of that oven door next time I opened it so it stays open.

clare's craftroom said...

Oh no Gail that is awful ! It is such a beautiful stove too . Heal quickly and take care .

Katie said...

Oh that sounds awful Gail! Hope you're feeling much better today!

Jilly said...

Gail I am so sad to hear this. You are in my prayers. I hope you get better really soon!
I hate burns they hurt so much!

Jude said...

Oh you poor thing, burns are really painful and I hope yours heal really fast.