Under My Skin

It was a lovely late summer afternoon. The sun was shining brightly the breeze was light and constant. There couldn’t be a more perfect day for me to be working and enjoying this glorious early Autumn weather. I’m doing my thing, earbuds blasting from my playlist. When suddenly I brush up against the fence. Ouch! I have been pierced by a splinter. No time to deal with it now so I keep going.

Upon completion, I load up my equipment and get into the truck. I grab a cold water out of the ice chest and check the site of the injury. It is on my left forearm on the pinkey side. There is a trickle of blood. I attempt to find if any of it is protruding from the wound. No such luck. It’s lodged in there.

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Wed Wose

I got home and washed it off properly and used a mirror to try to get a better look. I could tell that I was going to have to leave it alone to make its own way out. You see I have some experience with first-aid. My general quarter’s assignment in the Navy was triage and firefighter. Everybody on board is a firefighter. I knew that my body would reject the foreign object and it would come out eventually.

On a side note. Do people, things situations, get under your skin? You cannot be free unless you allow others to be free to be who and what they are without your ideas about what you think is right for them.

It has emerged! 3/4″ long and a sharp little devil.

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Cedar Splinter 3/4″ long

Thanks for stopping by and for that I love you ❤

 

16 thoughts on “Under My Skin

  1. Ouch! That’s huge. Yikes! It’s amazing you don’t know how big they are sometimes, until you pull them out. Eeekkk…. I’m relieved you’re okay.
    Btw… I am a big Frank fan, great song that just makes me want to dance, : )

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  2. Hello you are brave to go on without attending to it. One person in my life gets under my skin. I find I wait in silence and prayer while they test ever ounce of patience I have till eventually things shift and transform with this person. It’s exhausting. Great post 🙏🏼🤗

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