That will make sense toward the end but this is to update about my burn. I went back to work after lunch and boss noticed it then the owner's rep who also sits in our area noticed it. They pretty much demanded I leave right then and go to a dr in the box, so I did. I was there almost 4 hours waiting to see a dr. (Lesson learned- never go right before shift change.) Dr said it was a 2nd degree burn and wanted to bust the huge blister (they had all rolled into one big one) then clean it all out. Uhmm....NO WAY...I remember too well how it felt to have road rash scrubbed out years ago. So, she told me not to use the antiseptic spray I'd just bought after the blister opens up on it's own- she said they can actually worsen healing. Then I guess while we were there talking about all my other minor medication problems, the blister burst while I was there so that solved that problem. I told her about my long-standing tooth problem and that I had a feeling that it had gotten infected again. She looked and said yes, it obviously had, but she couldn't rx anything directly for that because she's not a dentist. I asked her if that heavy cycle I had a couple of weeks ago after about a year without one was anything to be concerned about and she said no because it hadn't been over a year since the last one. I also mentioned to her that I'd had a nose bleed during that cycle and knew from my puberty years that it was indicative of low iron and I thought probably between all that and my tooth being infected again, my resistance had gotten real low and that's why I caught that bug and it wiped me out. She agreed and said it sounded like the flu that was going around. And she said last night I was still probably not up to par even though I was starting to get over the flu, and I was tired, and my tooth still hurts, and that led to this accident. So in my humble opinion- the flu and this accident were the fault of The Tooth & the Egg. LOL! I was rx'd an ointment, two types of pain medications, and an antibiotic. She said the antibiotic and pain medications would help with the tooth, too, obviously even though she had to rx them just for the burn. I'm very glad I went but also very glad that it was the owner's rep at work that insisted on it and my boss was in agreement with him. After being off work most of last week for being sick, I really didn't think they'd find it acceptable for me to call in and tell them something like this. But once they saw it themselves, they became pretty understanding. Plus, they heard the residual coughs and sniffles. And once they realized that I had intended on working all day with this, I guess they figured out that I wasn't looking for excuses to lay out of work.