Archive for March 23rd, 2007

Interning is Dangerous

Optional Post Titles:
I Fought the Coffee and the Coffee Won
Hurts Like a Motherfucker
This is Going to Get In The Way of My Knitting
Looks Like I Won’t Be Typing for a Few Days
One Handed Typing

So… I interned today. I spent 4 hours in the office being a paper slave in between trips to the bathroom to blow my nose. I then took an hour break for lunch and Starbucks and met Pat at the Park & Ride out by my old job in Okemos. We drove to Ann Arbor where there was Facilitator Training for the new Ann Arbor Ele’s was taking place. We were in the kitchen setting up for dinner and crap and Jeanne was making coffee. A woman came into the kitchen to see if the decaf was ready yet and it was. So I put the top on the caraffe/thermos thingy and went to move it to the table with the food on it. Somehow, the pump handle to make the coffee come out got pushed and veeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry hot verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry fresh industrial temp coffee streamed directly on my left hand and down my leg. My leg is fine thanks to my pants, but I now have a massive burn on my hand. I had it iced all night and when I got back into town at 10 I came over to my mom’s. By then it had swollen up and looked bad, so off to the E.R. we went.

They’re calling it a deep 2nd degree burn. I have some sort of burn cream on it that has numbing shit in it (that isn’t working), I have 800 mg of Motrin in me (that isn’t working) and I just took a Vicodin (that isn’t working yet). Basically it feel like my hand is on fire, it’s real nice. But… with my Rx’s for major motrin and vicodin, it means I don’t have to go in to Ele’s tomorrow (today) because I can’t drive. Yay! So yeah… I’m gunna go e-mail Pat and tell her what the deal is and ask about if the Ele’s insurance is going to cover this shiz. Since yeah, unemployed, no paycheck, no insurance… greaaat. Hell in order for me to even get my Aflac payout for my ER trip I have to pay them first since I haven’t been able to pay my fees since I got laid off thanks to having no unemployment checks…

Maybe once the drugs work I’ll be able to tolerate one handed typing to make posts in my other blog but if I’m MIA for a few days, you’ll know why. And if this bastard blisters up you know I’m taking some nasty ass pictures to blog… lol


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