For photos of the burns healing / development - check this post (regularly updated) here.
On the early hours of Friday (15th Nov.) I did what I've done myself without issue and that was to prep a boil of bowling water and put a towel over my head and inhale the steam. Now I get how when spelled out it sounds crazy - but it does work!
So I get my nicely boiling pot of water (more of a mixing bowl really) and grab a towel. I take a comfy seat on the sofa and go to put the very hot bowl on the coffee table in front on me. Now here’s where it’s all a bit unclear... I’m not sure if o missed the table entirely, slipped up somehow was was just being a complete tool.
But long story short - I was hot, wet and not happy.
Stripping off my trousers I saw skin slaking off my leg (not a pretty sight) and my hands felt like they were on fire. I stuck my hands under the cold tap and worked out what to do next!
This was't and 111 job - I called 999 and luckily paramedics were on the scene in 10 minutes. 2 big burly paramedics arrived and they stuck me naked in a cold shower for 20 minutes... it was a seriously long 20 minutes.
After this they wrapped me up, grabbed my slippers and raced me up to the A&E at the amazing Southmead hospital.
After a fair dosage of morphine and fentanyl I was happy as Larry - but unaware of the painful healing yet to come!
More to follow - including some NSF photos once it's healed up a bit!
Update - after two weeks in hospital (escaped on the 28th of November) - here's a photo of the main burn taken whilst redressing it at home -
You can find plenty of other horrible photos of the burn around the site if that suits your tastes! Pain wise not too bad now - just a frustrating, long healing period. Want to watch - you can follow the burn healing process here. (NSWF)