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Olive Oil by FallOut99

This weekend started off relatively uneventful with Rob and his dad going golfing Friday morning while I was busy working away.  In the late afternoon however, Rob sat on the couch and I guess something didn't agree with that position because he got a sharp pain in his back.  Figuring it was a muscle strain he asked me to massage it :eyes: and once I touched the spot on his back, he literally hit the ground.

Now, I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried, I mean here's my beast of a husband lying face down on the floor unable to really turn around -- he was turtled. However, I would also be lying if I said I wasn't in hysterics. Those of you that know us will know that this is normal for our relationship. Regardless! We got him flipped over and after a few home assessments, came to the conclusion that he had put his back out.

As we've been down this road before, we weren't too worried, I just headed out to pick up the supplies of muscle relaxers, ointments etc and returned home with my bounty of remedies.

Weekends are usually a chore time for me, and this one wasn't that different save for a family dinner at our place on Saturday.  By this time, Rob had realized that the zero-gravity chair on our patio was exactly what he needed to be sitting in and that's where he was for most of the day.  Once everyone left, we moved it into our living room :P.  Who said patio furniture was only for the outdoors? We like to challenge societal norms -- we're devious like that ;)  

Come Sunday, it was time for me to get the grocery shopping done so I got up, took a shower, put on my deodorant, dried my hair, got dressed and walked into my office where I proceeded to make my list.

Then it happened.

First it was a cooling sensation, and I thought 'I'm not used to my deodorant feeling so.. cool?' and then it quickly escalated to burning - excessive, excruciating, burning - emanating from my armpits.

I ran into the bathroom and discovered the culprit -  Rob's 'Stop Pain' roll-on was suspiciously near my actual deodorant.  I had done this to myself and I wanted to die.

I'd like to say I played it cool (pun intended) but I did not, I screamed and then I laughed and then it was a laughing scream and then I ran into my office and started Googling the most ridiculous strings of search words to find a cure to what felt like burning flesh eating disease.

Google of course has answers and some of them were obviously ridiculous but one stuck out as being plausible, and at this point I was seeing stars because of the pain.  I ran into the kitchen yanked the golden cure from the cupboard and began madly dousing my armpits.

Now, if you've never witnessed a grown woman insanely applying olive oil to her armpits, you haven't lived.  Rob was standing on the other side of the island saying helpful things like 'It's a good thing you're pretty' and I was too wrapped up in the quest for pain relief to throw anything at him.

I'm happy to report that olive oil did indeed make it stop, almost immediately.  So, if you ever find yourself in a situation where something that shouldn't be on those sensitive spots, ends up there anyways? I've taken one for the team and now you know the cure.

So, my dear friends, some questions for you!

1. Have you ever done something silly? If you're willing to share it, I'd love to hear it!
2. Do you have any wacky home remedies? 
3. What did YOU do this weekend?

Skin by Dan Leveille
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:lol: Good thing you weren't at mine, where I have no oil at all! Unbelievable but true: for over two years now I've cooked without any oil at all.

I do have chilli sauce and lemon juice but I don't think that would help. :lol:

And this weekend I am working. :stare: I'm down to work every other weekend for a while. I thought this was some kind of ritualistic torture that everybody in my job undergoes, but I checked the rota and discovered that I work more weekends than anybody else. :stare: Some of that is because we have an Olympic rower in our rota, so we kind of need to accommodate her various competition events. :P

What are you up to this weekend?
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Thank goodness there WAS a cure! In my own bathroom there is a deodorant-looking pretreater. I feared mistaking it for my actual deodorant and put it in a basket under the sink instead of the medicine cabinet. I see now that doing so was a good idea!

Isn't it odd how something that is created for pain relief can cause pain in an alternate situation?
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TheGuineaPiglettProfessional Interface Designer
I'm sorry but this made me laugh. I've never done anything like this however my poor desktop computer has accidently been kicked more than once and result in a few broken toes in the two years I've had it.
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AndoradaHobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Cool way to make fun of pain! I hope everything is back to normal by now! Long live the pretty olive oil! :#1:
 
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C-WilliamsHobbyist General Artist
Oh poor Danie, but I must admit you have me in hysterics reading this and since no one is in the gallery at the moment it is a good thing.  My weekend was much more boring and mundane, though in another week I should be doing fun creative things once my new 3D printer arrives.  Glad you found a quick cure.
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:XD: I'll keep this remedy in mind for my best friend whose skin is literally allergic to everything... I hope both you and husband are better now.

1. Hmmm. The list is LONG, I am known for silly things. Incidentally, when you need to remember one, none come to mind. Well, the last stupid one I did was burn myself with the oven - I've had a crust-y gash on the side of my hand for two weeks now. I pretty much put in this pan in the oven, and instead of pulling my hand back, I pulled it up. :lol: hitting the top grid of the oven. Thank god that this old oven heats with a metal rod that's across the bottom of it, not the top, or the burn would have been much, much worse. 

2. wacky home remedies for burn... toothpaste on it. As long as it has fluoride in it, it always helped soothe the pain and avoid the "bubble" effect. I don't know if that counts as wacky or not, but we're not a family of home remedies. :P

3. this weekend we did absolutely nothing. We only went to the store for some groceries, but it's so hot outside that that was really the only thing we did. :giggle: then we literally just enjoyed laziness, watching stuff on tv and eating and sleeping.
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NichrysalisHobbyist Writer
1. I accidentally committed a felony because my freshman football coach gave me the okay to do so (defrauding a charitable organization/charitable fraud). We were supposed to sell discount cards for local stores to people and the money raised would be for the school's athletic offices. Well, I sold 90$ worth of cards (they were 15$ a piece) and when it came time to forward the money to the coach, he had been disgruntled about something with how the school was working him and he told us to keep the money we earned and that the school could shove it. Years later I learned this is a felony because I went door to door soliciting under the name of my public school, which is protected under charitable fraud laws. I wound up quitting football anyway, but it's not something I'm proud of, and a weird set of circumstances that created it. But I did wind up using the money to buy Guitar Hero: Rock the 80's. :B

2. Hot baths. Hot baths help everything almost.

3. I saw Inside Out (great movie) and worked on the quilt I'm making for my girlfriend.
AkashiCloud's avatar
This was such an interesting story! 

& I have now added a new word to my vocabulary. 

"Turtled" 

LOL.
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Omigosh! I'm glad you and your husband are both alright!
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1. When i was in primary school, I was trying to do a routine we were supposed to do for an end of year concert. Well i thought i'd be clever and tried to do the splits - which, by the way, i was not practiced in at all... and my pants tore from waistband to way past the crotch right down "there". The worst part was back then girls wore bright pink patterned underwear.. and this is exactly what i wore. On top of that, i also slipped over on the football oval and landed in the mud when said incident happened. The only thing i could do was borrow a friends sweater (we call them jumpers) and tie it around my waist for the remainder of the day.... My teacher repeatedly asked me to remove the sweater from my waist, but i flat out refused, saying it was not possible. Luckily she never demanded it because my friend who offered the sweater told her quietly what happened... but it could have gotten a lot more embarrassing.

2. Vicks on the soles of your feet when you have the flu or a seriously bad headcold. Then socks over the top and go to bed. It heats up your body pretty quick and burns out the cold/flu symptoms.
Also... I have phenerghan for those horrible nights when my son refuses to go to sleep. EVIL Laughter! 

3. I played some World of Warcraft with my husband, and on sunday night i went to a church where we listened to an African Choir "Watoto" sing to us. It was lovely and extremely cute. I also fell asleep watching Falling Skies every night. Yes thanks! :D
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wow crazy :XD: I just started using a spray on deodorant :nod: seems to be pretty awesome so far so ... I guess that could lead to some possible mistakes with all the "sprays" out there ^^;

Something silly? I'm sure but not any that I can think of at the top of my head... :(

No home remedies.. not much even passed on in my family sadly .. guess I will have to start my own collection not a home remedy but I would suggest this on hand at all times to those with sensitive skin like eczema, allergies, etc... aquaphor ointment it's helped me on many skin issues.. dry skin/chapped lips/ allergic reaction/rashes/eczema/and more I keep one in my makeup bag at all times. And to be honest if I had been in your situation I would've probably tried my aquaphor without even thinking about the olive oil.. so I'll add OO to my list :nod:

I work every weekend... nights.. Friday-monday But Saturdays I take my daughter to the park since I don't get to sleep (husband works days) Sunday he's off so I got to sleep after I made him a fathers day breakfast.. Monday park fun again, stopped by gamestop and got Pokemon dragonite code :nerd: ... today Tuesday.. sleep :eager: lol most of the activities are done between tuesday-friday :XD: lol don't think we're dull .. we do spontaneous things just this is a short simple version of my weekend ;)

and lol as I'm writing this there are 666 views on this journal :XD: ^^; :iconteheplz:
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Oh wow! I hope your husband gets well soon, and I'm glad you could find something that worked for that burning! :S
I'll keep that olive oil thing in mind - would never have guessed!

1. Like pouring orange juice into your cereal? I know I can't be the only one to have done that, though! :laughing:
Nichrysalis's avatar
NichrysalisHobbyist Writer
I've done lemonade. BAD IDEA.
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barananduen General Artist
OMG! hahaha yeah that does sound nasty! XD
Nichrysalis's avatar
NichrysalisHobbyist Writer
Yuuup. I was 8 and naive. :lol:
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AstarsiaHobbyist General Artist
I accidently poured coffee milk (it was in a carton) onto my corn-flakes cereal. It actually tasted great :omg:
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barananduen General Artist
Oh, I've tried those coffee milks; they're good!
lol I might have to try that next time I buy one. ;p
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AstarsiaHobbyist General Artist
haha it's different. i didn't hate it :P
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Gunnut51Hobbyist Artist
Sorry...

:rofl:
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Yes, Mud on a barbed-wire fence cut. I was a young teenager and had been fishing with my cousin. Amazed surprise! We'd actually caught a fish and I ran to get a bucket to put it in. We hadn't brought anything to put fish in, we never thought we'd catch anything. So, I had to get that bucket. I was on my way back to the house from the fishing pond out in a cow field when I had to climb over a fence. I cut my leg on the point of a barbed-wire barb. I had to stop the blood running down my leg from the cut. I noticed a fairly new mud puddle, more mud than water, in the road made by tractor tires. There were no cow tracks or "patties" near it. It was "clean" mud. As I was looking, I watched a dirt-dauber (mud wasp) ball some of that same mud up and take it for her nest. I figured it had to be "clean", as in disease free, or she wouldn't use it. The fence was dirtier than the mud, it couldn't hurt it, and my leg had a rivulet of blood running down to my shoe. So I grabbed about three fingers' worth of mud and rubbed it over my cut. It worked! The mud stopped the bleeding and as the day was very hot, it dried almost immediately into a bandage-like shell of pale dirt over the cut. I'm not sure if it was the mud or just my inherent clotting that stopped that bleeding, but I didn't bleed any more and when I washed and cleaned the cut later, it didn't bleed then either. I don't recommend using dirt for a bandaid, but when you're desperate, you do what you can. And I got the bucket, or rather water tub with a handle on each side. We saved the fish and watched it swim in circles around the tub for a while. I tried to catch more fish, but although they came to the shiny hook, there wasn't a barb, so they kept getting away. Safety pins don't make good fishing hooks unless you can file a barb into it.
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Oh gosh I tried so hard not to laugh about that, but I did anyways. :giggle:

I've done a lot of stupid things, some of which ended with stitches. The most recent mistake was letting my eyes off my pet chipmunk for 0.2 seconds while she was in my lap though. Next thing I know she's vanished. :stare: Two hours of rearranging furniture later and I found her hiding inside some dresser drawers. Who ever knew that chipmunks could climb up a straight wall so fast?

One remedy I have is mixing honey, baking soda, and lemon juice together and using it as a face scrub. If you have oily skin like me it dries it out some, and the honey and lemon juice help clear up acne.

I didn't even know the weekend was over until I read this and checked the date .-. I've been sick all weekend, so I spent the whole time sleeping. :dummy:
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Oh man....hmmmmm....the time I tried to make soup for HQ and forgot to put the lid on the blender before accidentally hitting it with my elbow and getting second degree burns all up my arms.  Or the time I had Chinese food for the first time and didn't know what those long red peppers were and chewed into one.  Not enough milk in the world for that pain.....

There's plenty more stupid that wound up with stitches and doc visits...I'm a world class klutz :D
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Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
We can be klutz buddies!
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hopeburnsblueProfessional Writer
That's crazy, I just learned it yesterday. A friend said that if an essential oil pain relief blend was ever harsh on someone with sensitive skin, olive oil (or anything like that) would alleviate the irritation. Glad you got it figured out! I have lots of home remedies, haha ... I could talk about them all day. As to the weekend ... went to the movies with my boyfriend, spent Saturday with my parents and sister for Father's Day, and spent yesterday with the boyfriend and his family ... so, happy times! :D
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