What injuring both hands taught me...
Without going into the how's I managed to injure both of my hands in two separate accidents; within 2 weeks of each other 🙄.
In both instances I was distracted by a 2.5 year old while doing a chore that really needed my full attention.
My first injury resulted in a deep cut; later discovering I also partially severed the tendon. It was a blunt trauma which also resulted in significant soft tissue damage and swelling.
I decided to clean and tend to it at home. I cleaned it with water etc and then poured some Colloidal Silver on it to get rid of any possible germs. Later I continued with Iodine Tincture drops as it healed. Due to swelling and a decent gape I found Steri-Strips worked best to pull the wound together. It continued to bleed so I used some Cayenne Pepper powder sprinkled on it - this helped immensely.
The second wound on the other hand was a cut to the bone. I knew as soon as I went to clean it I needed stitches - I'm no super hero! 8 Stitches later and with a script for antibiotics I had no intention of taking. I'd managed to side step a tetanus shot...
I contacted a homeopath I'd used before and was told to utilise the following products:
- Ledum 30c = Tetanus alternative 2 x daily for 3 days
- Pyrogen 30c = Antibiotic 1 x daily for 7 days
- Hypericum 30c = Tissue and Wound healing 4 hrly
- Arnica 30C = Tissue and bruising healing 4hrly
I hadn't taken anything for the pain for the 1st injury, but for the 2nd I took some White Willow Bark and Devils Claw. I'd had these in my 'medicine chest' already. By day 3 I no longer needed them.
Due to the tendon being damaged etc both injuries are still healing. I have learnt that I really do need to pace myself and show more self care. Part of that was to get a new pair of well fitting leather garden gloves - Good Ones.
This reminds me of Marjory's incident with the snake bite. I look back and think 'well...that was silly', but I maintained my boundaries and learnt more about homeopathy. I put some of what I learnt about herbs in practice, and am looking at planting some Yarrow in my garden in the near future. I'm also wearing my new gloves✋.
I've decided to stay away from the chainsaw right now (:
If you've had an injury or have a remedy that you've used for yourself or family member, I'd be interested in hearing about it.
I did discover that the things I have been using for years; my 'go to' products like Colloidal Silver and Iodine, were at the top of my memory when these things happened. It took a little longer for some of the other things to jump to the forefront. So another lesson was that I have to find ways to put things into my long term memory regarding treatments, so that they are utilised ASAP during an emergency.
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