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Healing My Cut, Bruised, Swollen Hand ~ With Help From Thermal Aid

About a week ago, I cut my hand.  I was doing something stupid with a knife.   My Hubs seen what I was doing,  and just as he said.... Terry, don't do that with a knife, it slipped and cut my hand.  It went in pretty deep but wasn't so bad that I needed stitches.   Then it got a little infected, probably because I got dirt in it while working in the garden.   I did have gloves on but the dirt still got into the cut.

I ended up soaking my hand in epsom salts to get rid of the inflamation.  I also put neosporin and a bandaid on it.

This is about 4 days after I cut it.  There is a little mark that didn't show up but it looks really good.

I have been out working really hard in the garden.  Really hard.  Digging weeds, loosening the soil... just in case we get rain. 

I worked so hard, I bruised my hand again, I had cut it, bruised it and then bruised it again.  It gets so swollen that it hurt to move my fingers.  But guess what!!  While I was working in the garden I got a package in the mail.
Isn't he just the cutest thing.  

It happened to be a Thermal Aid Bear that I had won on the ThermalAid Twitter Page.  Perfect time for it to arrive.  I ran in the house read the directions and put it into the freezer. 

I had a lot more work to do so I went back outside to finsh weeding etc.. all the time babying my bruised hand.  It really hurt, but I wanted to finish.

So I finished, came in the house, got my bath and got ready for bed.  My hand was just throbbing by this time so first.  I soaked it in epsom salts, took some Rutin and Vitamin C.  (Rutin is suppose to shrink capalaries, so I thought it might work... Not sure why I took the vitamin c)

 I then got the cute little ThermalAid Bear out of the freezer and held it in my hand.  The coolness felt so good on my bruised swollen hand.  I actually fell asleep holding it.  When I woke up, this is what my hand looked like.

Much better and I can move my fingers much easier.  My hand is still a little sore so I am going to baby it today and put the Thermal Aid Bear on it later.

Not only does this cute little bear cool, but I can also put it in the microwave to heat it and use it as a heat pack.   This is just the cutest heating pack I have ever owned. 

Thank you so much Thermal Aid for having such a great giveaway .... And I won!!!

I found this recipe for joint pain and am going to try it and see if it works.

Spicy Juice For Joint Pain

1 Lemon or Lime (You can use both if you want)
Orange juice
1 teaspoon Cayenne
1 to 2 teaspoons ginger
Mix all together and drink
You can also add a banana, spinach, frozen berries... whatever you want


  1. That Thermal Bear is awesome. I bet my boys would love something like that. They hate having to put ice on injuries so much.

    Glad your hand is doing better - it did look painful!

  2. What a cute (and useful) bear! And thanks for all the good info on joint pain etc. Hope you're feeling back to normal soon.

  3. Wow, that looks like it really hurt to begin with. I'm so glad it's healing as well as it has been!

  4. I'm A) Glad you didn't have to get stitches. B) Glad that it's getting better!

    I'll have to share with my mom that recipe on joint pain. Since she had Polio, she gets that bad. I just found out yesterday she has to have another surgery to put pins in her toes that keep turning under. OUCH!

  5. Glad you are getting better! sandie

  6. That's a handy little bear! I'm glad your hand wasn't any worse. That sounds like something I would do!

  7. Oh my goodness. Your hand looked so painful. I am glad the bear helped. I sould get one for each of my grandchildren.

  8. OUCH! I want a bear to hold too for my boo boos! Glad you won and that it helped!

  9. I'm going to have to look into that bear! My kids would looooove it!

  10. Congrats on your awesome win! It couldn't have come in at a better time for you!

  11. How neat that the win showed up just when you needed it the most.
    Please take care that cut could of really been trouble.

  12. I agree with you, he is the cutest heating and cooling pad. Cayenne is super for inflation, so this drink looks like a winner!

  13. that Thermal bear is cool!

  14. The bear is cute...It looks like you need to be really careful with your hands:) but glad they healed

  15. You poor baby. I blame hubby. He's the self-fulfilling prophecy in this case. Had he not said anything to you about the knife you wouldn't have cut yourself. I also work dangerously with knives. I always cut onions, garlic, and other veggies in my hand instead of a cutting board. I know NOT smart. Be careful sweetie. I agree with Reena - Thermal bear is cool - fortunate for you. Have a marvelous holiday or the time off. Cheers Terry!!

  16. Aww, sorry you were hurt!! Glad it's doing better and that bear is cute :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  17. Oh ouch, so sorry about your hand. I have to check out the Thermal Bear, that is too cute. I also need to try your recipe for joint pain. I've been overdoing it during the day lately and as soon as Abs mom picks her up I've been going to bed. By 5:30 I can't move a thing. If I could go to bed earlier I would. Oh I hope this works and if you posted it then I'm sure it does. I'm excited to think I may be able to drink my way to getting some of my joint pain down.

  18. Epsom salts are good for a number of things, including aches. Helps with ingrown toenails too.

    I had bad cut on my thumb requiring four stitches many years ago. Doctor told me to keep neosporin on it, both for infection, but also to keep scaring from being visible. WORKED. Use it all the time now. Great product.


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