November 14 2019

You know the feeling….(when you can’t feel)

We have lived here since January 1986. Apart from hospital stay aways and the like I have bathed in my bath every third evening. I put some cold water in before getting on the end of the bath and placing my feet in the water and then slide down onto a sponge and then fill the bath up and wash and soak.

So it was strange when last week I swung my legs over and into the bath and they started jumping like mad. I put my hand down to push them straight before sliding in. Lucky I did – I’d inadvertently filled the bath with two inches of very very hot water and burned both feet.

It took well over an hour or so to cool the feet down. Firstly in the bath for half and hour and then wrapping them in cold water towels. One foot blistered straightaway but the other didn’t at all – probably because it was the first to be lifted out. That foot just took a few hours to go from bright scarlet to a more natural colour by the next morning.

Just imagine if I’d sat in the bath 🙁

I wish water changed colour when it gets hot. But the bigger question is why, after all this time, did I turn the wrong tap on?

2 thoughts on “November 14 2019

  1. Thanks Catherine. I’d probably forget to use a thermometer! I’m now putting the water in earlier (before getting all my gear ready) that way, even if I put in hot accidentally it should have cooled down enough not to burn.

    I’m at the hospital every week (and have been for months!) sorting out a nasty wound so they have helped provide treatment and protection for the worse foot. Luckily it is healing well and hasn’t stopped me going out.

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