Lindybird/Heather: Then there's the sterilized needle (over a flame) to get out embedded splinters. Ouch! I got a huge splnter in my foot from sliding across a hardwood floor once - I froze it with ice before I dug it out. It helped - a bit. Amazing how little things stuck in the skin can hurt so much. Hope Lindybird's OH has taken a book with him. Harelady: Lovely to hear you've been busy with family. Congrats on the RSPB win. My Dad used to do the football pools every week and I know my UK family buys Lottery tickets now and then. We only get them here when the prize is umpity millions. I was having a laugh with the guy at the store the last tine and he said he couldn't understand why so many people flocked to buy tickets for the really huge prizes, as if, he said, "Two or three million wasn't enough." Gray and cloudy again. I have two whale shifts this week, but none have been spotted for days...... I may take a book (just kidding). I suspect we may end the count earlier than usual....
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Foot update: My OH stuck it out, in a room, he said, full of "Old men needing new dressings on their elbows, and screaming toddlers" He really wished he'd thought to bring a book! He had to read old gardening magazines. Eventually, he got to see a Doctor, after 2 & a quarter hours. He said that as the thorn wasn't visible, he'd rather refer him on. My OH pleaded with him to try and dig it out. So he froze the area, and made a small incision - it was very small when he showed it to my OH but it must have been painful, for him (EDIT: my OH) to have done something about it! I tried to dig out some of the surrounding skin with a sewing needle I'd soaked in antiseptic gel, so that I could see it - I had some tweezers at the ready, but it was too deep in. I'm not surprised, if the doctor had to dig around.
Lindybird: "Refer him on"??? How many weeks would that have taken? Glad your OH was insistent.
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