|Photo showing skin burn & breakdown|
Soon a nurse arrives and takes me to the dressing room, where they give me the best treat of the day. I get to lie down on a hospital bed while they soak my burns with a large number of cold saline compresses. I cannot describe how wonderful this feels. My body is like a furnace and these few minutes of coolness are bliss. Unfortunately though, my body heats the gauze pads up to steaming in no time at all, and then I am done. The nurses apply Flamazine and I head home.
That is pretty much exactly how it happened on Friday. Once home, I got on a little cleaning kick, don't ask me why, and decided to organize closets. It was 11::00 PM when, with a headache and feeling tired, I finally put the light out.
I awoke on Saturday morning feeling like a truck had run me over, I was sick to the stomach and dizzy and just completely out of it. So, I spent the entire day yesterday sleeping. The only nice and almost warm day we have had in weeks. I thought that would prove to be a problem last night, but it was not. After having slept all day and enjoying a brief visit from my brother Andy and his girlfriend, I then went to bed early and slept all night, waking only at 10:30 this morning.
I still have not been out of bed, other than to take my pain meds and apply the ointment to the burns. So folks, I can officially say, I know what exhaustion is.
On that note, I'm going back to sleep for another few hours.