Monday, September 13, 2010

Weekend Injury

Wanna see what I did to myself this weekend?

*Warning: Not for the squeamish*

**No, I haven't told my Momma yet, so she'll probably call me as soon as she reads this...three, two, one...**

I was being a wing-woman for my friend, she has a small crush on this guy who happens to have a motorcycle.  Friday night I asked if I could take a ride around the parking lot so that she could work up the nerve to also go on a ride with said-cute-guy.  As I was getting on, I burned myself on the exhaust pipe.

I know.

Pretty dumb. 

I hadn't ridden a motorcycle before!  No one told me to watch out for the thousand-degree metal pipe that now has a stripe of my skin across it, I'm sure.

And then, the very next day, my little angle Lisa, scratched it.  Scratched. My. Burn.  That's what those little chunks are. 

Ok, I'll stop grossing you out with all of the details, believe me, there are plenty more.  But I'm not quite sure what to do with it, I'm letting it air out when I'm at home, but when I go to class or work I'm wrapping it up to keep germs and stuff away, and to save those classmates who may be have a weak stomach.  How do I clean it? I don't want a massive scar on the inside of my right knee for the rest of my life, I have enough scars!

Any advice?


Karin said...

holly! omg!
please be careful.

Make sure you keep that thing clean.

Little Tesoro said...

OUCH!! Oh that looks like it hurts so bad. So sorry that happened. Hope it heals very quickly :(

William said...

Go to the hospital. My wife burned herself pretty bad on a motorcycle and almost lost her leg to infection because she didn't go to the hospital for a couple of weeks.

lylian.mae said...

Until you go to the hospital, wash with cool water and mild soap. Then you'll want to keep it covered in triple biotic cream. Cover your wound with some gauze. Don't walk on it if you don't have to. Sit, knit and wait in the waiting room.

Yeah, when riding motorcycles you want to wear pants and hard soled shoes. Not to mention long sleeves and a helmet if you have them. Long sleeves will help if you've got a lot of debris that kick up on the road. Also, when you hit bugs, it's easier to wash a shirt.

Hope you feel better, Holly.


leyla said...

My advice...don't ride motorcycles.


ana said...

ouuuch. i've never burnt myself on a bike-exhaust, but i have on some super hot aftermarket fog-lights, no fun!

definitely go to a doctor, to at least get some good cream, prescription strength type stuff.

hope it heals quickly!

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