I stepped on a nail; scrumptious blog posts coming soon
Ugh yeah it's happened to me. Rusty nail, but instead of running to get the somewhat toxic tetanus booster, I read up on tetanus.
Turned out it was a big issue before they cleaned wounds, like during the civil war.
The cause was not a pathogen, but having foreign debris decaying in a wound, causing toxins.
So Riley, stay away from the tetanus shot and keep the wound clean!
"You nailed it" is probably not what you want to hear this weekend. Get better soon!
Finished harvesting our tubers here. 300 kilos (!) of sweet potato, and 400 onions. Fall carrots were a wash, maybe 100. Slight rabbit issue... But the rabbits were delicious. Zero success with beets and turnips, its been too dry.
I love the rhythm of the garden. Sometimes it disappoints me, sometimes elates, always surprising. And now it sleeps until March. And we move on to winter projects (but our winter is like a joke).
Looking at that injury, the whole leg will have to go - trust me I am a doctor.. :)
This reminds me of a story about a band aid which will hopefully amuse the audience this Sunday:
Years ago I got a student visa to USA. My language skills were very unimpressive, I would have had an easier time to communicate with a cat or a Martian than with an American at the time. I got a job as a lifeguard in Cedar Point amusement park, Ohio. On my first day my job was to stand in front of some water slide and tell customers it was out of order. Nothing could go wrong... Until a distressed man came with a crying child asking for a band aid. I didn't know what a band aid was so I just politely explained to him the water slide was closed. He looked utterly bewildered and kept asking for a band aid. I kept telling him about the waterslide, in a deadpan manner. Since he never tried to ask the question in a different way or use hands, I calmly and coolly kept giving him my bulletproof answer about the water slide while the child kept crying louder and louder. He only asked about 6 times before he left frustrated. Only later I found out what band aid is, and was truly embarrassed. Hopefully my poor command of English did not cause that American child to bleed to death, on my first day! And if it did, with luck the father got the entry fees back..
Enjoyed your village stories very much Edward. I find them to be very soothing and comforting while living and contending with this democidal world. You have a nice love and appreciation for animals and the basic, simple activities which constitute our real lives. It gives me great pleasure to read them. Give us more Viktor stories. "A f*****g wolf ate my f*****g dog!" Absolute classic stuff Edward! Thank you.
Greetings from Canada my friend!
I hope you are healing up well and finding unexpected ways to enjoy the village life.
I just wanted to swing by and let you know that our local Druthers Newspaper printed some of your excellent material.
Here is a pic of the article in the paper on my kitchen counter: https://archive.org/details/img-1617_202311
Here is a link to a PDF of their Newspaper online : https://druthers.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/druthers-november-2023-resized.pdf
Congrats on busting through the digital glass ceiling of censorship algorithms and into a physical publication (that was disseminated to over 300,000 Canadians)!
I also noticed my friends over at Global Research had re-posted that same piece earlier. Incase you missed it: https://www.globalresearch.ca/putin-cahoots-globalists/5836121
Take care buddy!
Riley...can't prescribe or tell you what to do...but I will tell you that years ago in my 30s I stepped on a nail here in U.S. My doctor screamed about a getting a tetanus shot. I had become anti-vaxxing after growing up in U.S. military with a father who was stationed overseas and necessitated, according to the U.S. .gov, many vaccines for my safety. One of my arms blew up bright red and flaming hot after one cholera injection. I didn't get the tetanus injection and carefully watched to see if I got any infection or illness. Nothing. Nada. The wound healed swiftly and easily. I think the cleaning route is what works. If we can live with sanitary conditions and basic medical preparations like hydrogen peroxide or 90% alcohol, injuries like yours can heal rapidly and cleanly on their own.
I hope you'll be able to visit us, let me know by email.
Sorry to hear it Edward dear! Hubby put a knife through his hand a few years back--hospital visit cost $5,000. Robbery. But, they did a great job, so there’s that.
On another note, I was not pleased with your level of nonchalance concerning my Kombucha inquiry. Please, I beg you, find a source! This is not meaning in a yuppie grocery store chain. Go to the village brewers, there must be some indigenous brewers there. I’m sure of it, I had a vision! (Ok, not really, but I read it somewhere long before kombucha was a hipster thing and I know a fermentista who knows a fermentista who might have a contact, so I’m working on that for you now.). 😘
I hope you have plenty of hydrogen peroxide (перекись водорода) to clean the wound, and, at least, it's not the heel. Heels take forever to stop hurting.
If you stepped on a nail, why is the bandage on your ankle? 😁
Keep us posted on this "mere flesh wound."
Russia. Full of tilted old buildings and rotting wood with nails poking out everywhere - and beautiful forests waiting to become ...... the same.
Searched herbs for tetanus here are my results
re the last, probably a bunch of vit C which I would get from rosehips
if I didn't have a store to buy it.
Best from ORegon, hope you can avoid a tetanus shot.
Apparently they last longer (in years) than most docs understand.
Yikes!! Did you pee on it? Or vodka on it?
I stepped on a nail as a kid in suburban Chicago. Would not recommend.