4/30/08

Why You Should Never Mix Hot Coffee and Softball

I get pretty queasy when I see blood, fresh scars, the operating scenes in Grey's Anatomy, etc.  If you are like me, you may not be able to finish reading this post.  I'm getting a little light-headed thinking about it myself.  What you are about to see are the effects of last nights wild night on the town.  Don't say I didn't warn you.

Yes, that is the remainder of my chin.  The lovely heart-shaped bit is where my skin blistered and burnt.  Here's a little reenactment of what took place.

I was watching my brother's late night softball game with my parents and Sebastian when I decided it was time to enjoy the freshly brewed coffee my dear husband had made to keep me warm on the bleachers.  Sebastian was sitting safely in my mother's lap next to me all tucked in under blankets and layers of clothing.  I took the lid off of the thermos that I had never used before and fidgeted with the part that I thought opened so that I could drink the coffee.  If I had stopped to realize that this was not a 'drink from spout' kind of thermos, I would've avoided the scalding hot coffee that missed my mouth and ran down my chin and all over my shirt.  

This is what it looked like.
I wiped my chin off with my sleeve and shared some mild expression of frustration in the form of 'CRAP' with those around me.  I felt my chin and noticed my skin was movable...like when you're sluffing off the dead skin from a sunburn.  Sick, I know.  It was only about three minutes later that I turned to my mom and asked if my chin looked red and she said very calmly, "Rachel, you may need some ice."   Its always better if you don't see how bad it is until you're in a place to laugh it off.  I'm not sure what this will look like in about a month but if it has permanently sealed off the pores on my chin, then we're good.  In the meantime, all self-portraits will have to be of my feet.  Ha!  




20 comments:

~wenhether~ said...

Awwww! Glad you are okay....and..ummm...looking forward to seeing your cute shoes?!?!??

karen said...

calendula gel, very often like every hour. within 3 days...miracle.

RachelDenbow said...

Karen, thanks for the advice. I've just sent my husband to the pharmacy!

Melody said...

Oh no, you poor thing ! Feet pics can be fun too.

Elsie Flannigan said...

ouccccch!!!!
i don't think i really understood on the phone how bad this was... awe. :(

lovesss.

CandiMandi said...

Awww that seriously sucks.
But if it makes you feel any better the reinactment was cute! hehe
dude.

Freckled Nest said...

*kiss on the nose*

"put some aloe on it" -seinfeld

Charin said...

Poor girl!! I hope you feel better very soon!
I had 4 of those burns on my..ummm...girls :) last Thanksgiving from a campfire mishap. No fun!

elliebelle said...

OH! Owee! I'm sorry - that stinks - I hope it heals quickly!
But the story made me smile - cute reinactment. :)

Holly said...

Awwww! That's no bueno. Hope that's feeling better soon! And, now that I know your quesy stomach, I'm glad I didn't make you suffer through pictures of what was under that bandage on my last blog entry. Fortunately, it has healed quite nicely. I'm sure there will be a large scar, though. Hopefully yours will fare much better! I really can't believe some hot coffee can do that to a chin! Ouch!

Quiet Violet said...

Aww!

Yuckie. I hope your chin heals up nice and good. Was your chest/shirt area o.k., or did it get burned also?

You deserve an ice cream. :D

Kara said...

Love the play by play. Hope it starts feelin' better!

Tami said...

ouch.

Lindsay said...

Oooh..ouch! Who would have thought coffee could be your best friend and your worst enemy...hope it heals quickly!

-Lindsay

alexandra said...

so sorry about your boo-boo - that sucks!
hope it heals well and that you are feeling fabulous in no time.
best wishes,
A.

steph said...

I burned my boob once with coffee. Just spilled it while driving...on my way to a meeting with my boss! I feel your pain.

Veronica said...

wow...girl that look so bad. Hope it heals quickly!

Marie said...

Oh my goodness!You poor lil girl!!!!! That looks like it hurts! I hope it gets better very quickly! Big hug!

TheresaK said...

OUch!! You poor thing!!

Steph D said...

Gah! This made me laugh is that bad? I'm sorry I bet it stings like the dickens (please excuse faux-english expletive we have been watching chitty chitty bang bang and mary poppins over the last few days. ) ;)