Burnt myself quite badly yesterday 21 May but Aloe Vera saved the day
Last week I had a stationary gas tank put up on the roof because the fairly new stove that I bought was just eating up gas from the cylinder tanks that hold 30 litres of gas
The new tank holds about 300 and I don’t have the same anxiety of it running out.
But I am finding the build up in the pipes is so strong we have to be careful when we light the burners.
Well I guess I was not careful yesterday when orders came in for Fajitas I opened up three burners on the plancher and when I went to light them………. Wow! Explosion
No more eyebrows, no more eyelashes and a slightly receding hairline not to mention a burnt arm. I quickly put my arm under cold water but had to continue cooking for the guests.
This was very painful as anyone knows who has been burnt to put it near anything hot just seems to make it worse.
I served the food and went into the front garden , picked some Aloe Vera and smothered juice from the plant as thickly as I could .
The immediate cooling effect was already bringing relief. So every half hour I would smoother more of the juice on my arm. It was still stinging when I went to bed for the night but by morning although a few blisters had formed I could actually touch my arm without pain and move my fingers.
The boys were concerned for me when they saw it the next day…Why don’t you go to the doctors… they said. I answered, for what? El doctor nunca esta.en el pueblo .The doctor is never here in the village, although he is the village doctor.
But we made jokes about the colour of my arm… I said now I am the same colour as you guys.. yes but at a price Valerie ,they said. Ni modo! In other words what can one do about it… it happened.
So today this is how it now looks. I had lots of blisters but I keep on with the Aloe allowing the sore to breath at night then wrap it up for the day to keep it clean and of course so as not to upset anyone that may come into the restaurant.
But I do have to thank Mother Nature for her remedies and I truly believe if it were not for the Aloe Vera plant my arm would still be painful today.