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Posted by Boon (Member # 4646) on :
I can't put my foot any lower than my knee or the blood pressure becomes too great. If that happens, my foot feels like it's either on fire or about to hurts so much it's hard to tell which.

The burn is about 2 inches diameter, not exactly round, and the blister popped (read: the baby fell on it) last night.

Couldn't somebody just come over with a hatchet and take care of this for me?

(Sorry, old family joke. When one of us would complain about something hurting, Daddy would offer to go get his hatchet. Ie: "My head hurts." "I can go get the hatchet and take care of that for you.")
Posted by ketchupqueen (Member # 6877) on :
My parents used to offer to cut off my foot when I stubbed my toe. The first time I offered to cut my husband's leg off when he bumped his knee (in my in-laws' hearing), everyone looked at me really strangely. [Roll Eyes]

But I'm sorry you hurt. [Frown] (((hug)))
Posted by Goody Scrivener (Member # 6742) on :
Yeah, we used the hatchet line, as well as a mallet.

Hope the burn heals soon and the pain goes away.
Posted by quidscribis (Member # 5124) on :
We use any object that will cause great damage and, er, death. [Dont Know] And yeah, people look at us funny, too.
Posted by whiskysunrise (Member # 6819) on :
We usually say we will use a knife.

Hope it gets better soon.
Posted by Megan (Member # 5290) on :
Aw, that sucks, Boon. [Frown]

We had a similar family joke; we would say, "Well, let's just take you to the doctor and have them cut it off, then."
Posted by Bob_Scopatz (Member # 1227) on :
I offered to amputate dkw's leg today after she slipped and bruised/scraped her knee badly.

My brother and I have also used the "tape and aspirin to it" line to handle most external injuries. It's good for a laugh the first 2 or 3 times you hear it.
Posted by Megan (Member # 5290) on :
My hubby's response to every non-serious injury/pain is, "Walk it off, rookie, walk it off."

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