View Full Version : It's been over a week

01-22-2008, 12:20 PM
I have a third-degree burn on my right arm, nothing to worry about. It's not huge and it's healing nicely with no sign of infection. But I couldn't knit! The burn is very near my elbow and the constant flexing of those muscles was very uncomfortable. Knitting is how I deal with stresses and things so I lost my self comforting mechanism. I finally was able to cast on last night and knit for an hour or so. It was such a comfort. I didn't realize how much knitting has become a part of my life, until i couldn't do it for awhile. It's feeling even better today so I may get to knit longer this afternoon. I just needed to vent a little.

01-22-2008, 12:25 PM
I hope your arm gets better very quickly and you can get back to the knitting you love. I know I would be lost without my knitting. It truly is sanity with pointed sticks!

Jan in CA
01-22-2008, 12:25 PM
Third degree?? How'd you do that? I hope you're under the care of a doctor, they can be very serious.

I'm glad it's getting better!

01-22-2008, 12:29 PM
take care:hug:

01-22-2008, 01:23 PM
How'd you do that?

It's a steam burn. Did you know steam is incredibly freaking hot? Well it is *nods* :teehee:

01-22-2008, 04:36 PM
oh steam burns are terrible! Hope you're gettin to knittin

01-22-2008, 05:35 PM
:aww: Ouch! speedy recovery Eccie . :heart:

01-23-2008, 03:43 AM
:hug: sending you healing thoughts

01-23-2008, 05:56 AM
I'm glad it's healing ok :hug:

01-23-2008, 06:28 PM
Hi Eccie

Oooh - made me cringe just to hear it!!

Was it from a kettle or what? Good grief, that's one very nasty burn.

I hope it won't be too long before you can pick up the sticks and knit to your heart's content again.

All the Best

Ellie (not the Welsh one)

01-24-2008, 12:42 PM
It was a pot of rice. there was a small gap between pot lid and pot and that where I happened to place my defenseless arm. It's much better these last few days :) It itches like mad but it doens't hurt very much

01-24-2008, 05:59 PM
Have you tried a menthol rub for the itch; it can help soothe it.