So I got frostbite...
I bought a new fridge, and after having it plugged in for a little more than half an hour I wanted to know if it was working. So I touched the little ice cube shelf... and couldn't take my hand OFF the fucking thing. Luckily my roommate was here and I got her to dump water over my hand until I could remove my hand from my fridge (about 45 seconds). It was a lovely shade of yellowy white and frozen solid. The pain? Quite excruciating, the second worst pain I've ever had. Imagine being unable to remove your hand from a hot stove for a minute, that's what it felt like. Then the circulation started coming back and I was treated to the worst pain I've ever experienced. After thawing my hand out for an hour, the skin hadn't turned black, so I did not go to the emergency room. The pain was so horrible I couldn't sleep that night.
Over the next week, large blisters and burns came-up on my hand. I had second-degree frostbite. Tuesday my doctor decided that the best course of action would be to cut off my burns. The skin was all dead, so it didn't really hurt. Seeing the bubbly red flesh which lies beneath my skin be revealed snip by snip got me a ticket on the train to Vomit Town. I have no epidermis.
I can't use my hand very well, but the skin should grow back without the need of any grafts.
The moral? Stay the fuck away from your fridge, it's just biding it's time until it can feast on your sweet flesh. Also, Fridgidare can fuck off.
Here's a picture. Be glad my camera can't take close-ups for shit.
When I was about 5 and still unused to the ways of curry, I used to lick the ice cube machine in my freezer. I have never gotten stuck to it.
D: oh God, I could not imagine how bad it would be to have frostbite on your tongue/lips. Disfigurement and speech impediments, ahoy!
Well I was young and stupid. Now I understand that the machine I licked so fervently produces ice cubes. And I use those instead.
I got a frostbite at work while playing with compressed liquid air.
It doesn't get any dumber than that.
I never got frostbite before but I did once burn of the skin on one of my finger with hot soup, I think the effect was somewhat similar, the skin on that finger completely separated from the flesh and I had to cut it off, it grew back fine though.
You cut your finger off? Just kidding, I know you meant your skin.
Ooh, frostbite. Where'd the term come from anyway? (Too lazy to check Wikipedia)
Hey shendolyn, is the power on in your house? Put your finger in the power socket just to check.
well i never got frostbite, but this one time i did get my nut sack caught in my zipper, and sh!t was that pain full.
Yikes. Only 45 seconds and you got second degree frostbite? That's one powerful icemaker you have there.
Speaking of taking fingers off...
You remember the game tetherball? I used to play it a lot in elementary school. In case you've never heard of it, it involves a ball tethered to a pole. There is a circle drawn around the pole, and a line splitting the circle in half. Players stand in the two halves. The objective is to throw the ball so that all the rope is wrapped around the pole before your opponent can catch the ball.
Anyways, one kid was playing it, when the rope caught his ring finger and tore it off. The finger separated at knuckle. It was only hanging by a bit of knuckle skin. Fortunately, they managed to reattach the finger at the hospital.