Scabs

The human body often astounds me. I recently slipped while helping someone put a sofa-bed in his van (see post below), creating a nasty wound on my inner elbow. It’s around four inches by 1.5 inches, in that awkward place that makes it difficult to heal due to the flexing skin.

Anyway, healing it is doing. It’s fascinating to see the scab that formed within 24 hours of the accident reduce in size, as the surrounding skin regenerates around it. It’s now down to around 2" by 1", and I still feel the blood pumping harder to that area, feeding it back to full fitness. If someone could keep still for long enough, it would be fascinating to see time-lapse photography showing how a wound heals over time.

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2 Responses to “Scabs”

  1. Pub Bore 2006 on June 24th, 2006 09:44

    Sounds like a juicy scab, did you make any good progress with it?

  2. andski on June 25th, 2006 19:58

    no photos? we live in a multimedia age dan, you can’t expect me just to look at text all day

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