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OK, I'll be the cautionary tale for all the kids out there. Wear your gloves on cold days and don't touch cold metal objects with bare skin! This happened in only about 30 seconds time. These were taken over a period of 17 days including tonight. I'm at the "you know your skin is going to fall off" stage my doctor told me about but look, nice pink healthy skin underneath.



























Wander

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ladykalessia
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
This is where I recommend a pair of toenail clippers and some Corn Huskers Lotion, right?
wander
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Just used the clippers and Vaseline intense Therapy lotion. I have to put an antibiotic creme on it before bed each night. I promise to be healed before I come see you.

W
dominitus
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:41 am (UTC)
Eesh! At least there was no serious damage done. But I will try to learn from your mistake, because we all of us do dumb things from time to time and generally learn from our own mistakes, but it's rare we stop and try to learn from other's mistakes. Not that it ever gets cold enough where I live for it to happen to me, but if I ever go travelling again in cold places, I'll remember this!
wander
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
I actually saw a case of frostbite in the summer in New Mexico where someone lost some toes.

W
dominitus
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
Wow. Lesson doubly learned, then!
brotherskeeper1
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
Did the doctor tell you that from now on the places you were frostbitten will get cold the fastest?

My deceased husband had both feet frostbitten while at war. He couldn't tolerate even moderate cold on his feet. He hated me dragging him through the Rockies even if there wasn't snow on the ground.

Be careful.
wander
Jan. 6th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, not only cold but heat intolerant. It's a strange feeling.

W
cowboyjesus
Jan. 6th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
When I moved up here (and after having lived up here a few years before that, married) I found myself buying glves for every occasion, activity is more the word.

Expensive Buster Welch gloves just for driving. Cheap split cowhides for lifting rocks. Rubber-nibbed lumber handling gloves. (Say that ten times fast.) Welder's gloves. Water-resistant Stanleys. I couldn't get enough gloves.

Sunday I was snowed in with snow-shovelling gloves stuck inside my truck. Not a spare glove in the house! How did this happen?

I took breaks. I had a warm cup of coffee.

I obviously need a dedicated cubby hole by the door just for these kind of days.

wander
Jan. 6th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm usually the first one to grab a pair of gloves. It's that one time you drop your guard that you get stung.

W
lauramander
Jan. 6th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Rubber-nibbed lumber handling gloves

...those sound like some kind of kinky sex toy to me. Whoops, did I say that out loud?
wander
Jan. 6th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
I know of which he speaks and they could be used to get a good grip on a lot of things.

W
lauramander
Jan. 6th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
like ...lumber?

omg, too funny!
wander
Jan. 6th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
I don't need special gloves to get a good grip on that. You are twisted. That's why I like you.

W
ryl
Jan. 6th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
Lesson I've gained from this: fingerless gloves are meaningless.
wander
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
They would have been OK if I'd not removed them. Notice the damage was further down my finger which is usually covered by a fingerless glove. My new ones have a mitten that hinges over the fingers when I need it.

W
beautyofgrey
Jan. 6th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Lord, I was expecting much worse.
But I'm glad you still have your fingers!
wander
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
They still hurt, burn at times and they are really annoying with the stiff dead skin getting caught on gloves and sweaters which then hurts like hell. So I'm wearing bandages today just to prevent that.

W
redsgoddes
Jan. 6th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the visual! I am glad they are getting better.
wander
Jan. 6th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I'd imagine in another week or so they will be back to normal. The new skin is very sensitive because it has no callouses. I'll be in your backwards state next week btw.

W
redsgoddes
Jan. 6th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'll be in your backwards state next week btw.

Oh! how nice of you to brag!! thank you! make sure when you get here, you set your watch properly and please make sure your tray is in the upright position...........

NYC?

wander
Jan. 6th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Manahattan, I'll be staying at the Rennaissance Hotel for 2 days.

W
prairiesong
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Have fun in NYC. I'm pretty envious of you, but I will get there soon if all goes as it should.

You should go to the Guggenheim Museum if you have time.
wander
Jan. 7th, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
Doubt I will have time. I'll be training most of the time but we'll have evenings free and I'll explore.

W
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