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My hurting hands.:-(

Thursday, June 03, 2010

It has been well over 1 month since my hands were badly hurt from redwood chips I used for my garden.
YES I wore gloves & all but as you will see in the video that I am still suffering & in very much pain.
It hurts to use my hands & to stop the burning feeling I carry around a frozen jell pack at night I take pain meds & yes during the day if I really need them.
Oh doing my workout when I sweat my hands burn even more..
Well I also in the video say what is going on too.
See for yourself..
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  • CHRIS3215
    AT last I will Be finding out what this is caused from what was in the chips that affected me!!
    I have my Dermatology appointment today,YEA took 6 months to get one not missing this for the whole world!!
    YES my hands are still messed up!
    3218 days ago
    OH MY GOSH!!!!! That is terrible! I am so sorry that you are going through this. It looks horribly painful! emoticon I hope that it gets better FAST!!!
    3319 days ago
    You poor lady. That's horrible to go through during the hot weather. I want to cry for you. Time to go to the ocean and stick them in salt water. It may dry it out and heal it. I pray for a quick recovery for you. Take care, Hugs, Keke
    3319 days ago
  • CHRIS3215
    Hi all just found out that wild parsnips were in the redwood chips & I'm still effected as of today.
    It takes a long time to heal BUT what activates it is heat & sun light so being a cook I'm around heat & I love to mow my lawn which lately has been torcher..
    WELL at least I now know what is what caused the endless pain I'm in..

    3319 days ago
    My husband worked for a sign shop where they used treated wood for the sign posts; I showed him your video and he knew immediately that you had to have been handling treated wood.

    I sure hope they are better now...?

    3367 days ago
  • CHRIS3215
    My hands are so sore & swollen the finger tips ache like a tooth that is bad.(plus burning)
    Just wish it would stop.
    Heck I have to take a shower wearing gloves to protect them
    Even being on here having to type things I use my pinkie fingers!
    Thanks all!
    3393 days ago
    Lord God, help Chris heal. AMEN
    3396 days ago
    That is awful. We refresh our redwood chips ever year. I better be more careful. Hope you heal quickly and are able to get back to your normal workouts soon. emoticon
    3396 days ago
  • GALSAL59
    Wow! Makes me wonder just what those wood chips had been treated with to cause such a reaction on you!!
    3397 days ago
    So sorry this happened to you, that looks so awful :(( I sure don't understand what happened though. How can redwood chips hurt you? An allergy that somehow got past the gloves you wore? If they affect you this badly, why are you using them at all?
    Your hands remind me of an organic chemistry teacher -she is very allergic to latex, but for her job, rubber gloves are a necessity but she can't always use the non latex ones and her hands look like burnt sausages.
    Hope you heal soon.

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    3398 days ago
  • CICI510
    You poor thing! I pray for healing soon! emoticon
    3398 days ago
    ouch it sure seems painful. best wishes for a speedy recovery!!
    3398 days ago
  • MONTY68
    Thank you for sharing that, My heart goes out to you. Couldn't hear all the words, any idea how long it will take to heal?

    Monty emoticon emoticon
    3398 days ago
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