Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Skin




Skin of Arms Bruise and Cuts

1pm - The skin on the top of both my arms bruises and cuts easily. My opinion is that this is a permanent condition brought on by exposure to the Sun. Ads toute creams to alleviate or cure. I do not believe these ads are correct.

I've thought this skin challenge over, and have concluded that protection is the only possible method to reduce or eliminate bruising and cutting.

Long sleeve shirts are my answer. I'm going shopping this afternoon.

Long sleeve shirt for protection


3pm - Tweaking Scampy
While Scampy and I were camping yesterday at nearby Horsemen's Park, we had a chat about stuff that should be done before the upcoming trip to San Diego. [See Note]
  • Complete the installation of our inverter inside Scampy in order to have 120v AC for charging electronic devices [ie; Mac Air computer]
  • Complete the installation of Scampy's interior propane line with quick disconnect fitting.
Everything needed for the inverter installation we already have. We located the 12v DC wiring coming from Scampy's deep cycle battery. This wiring runs into the storage space under the dining table's bench seat. First thing to do is, double check the polarity [positive/negative] of the wiring. Then, mount the inverter and hook it up. That's it for the inverter installation.

The last two items for the interior propane line, UPS is delivering tomorrow. These items are a brass Tee and a BBQ hose. One of Scampy's existing propane lines needs to be cut and the brass Tee installed in that line. Then, the BBQ hose will be connected to the brass Tee and that job will be complete!

Note about the trip to San Diego:

My eyeglasses have a defect in the hinge that connects the temples to the frame. Since I do not have backup glasses, I've got to go to my San Diego optometrist's office to pick up the new frame.

Both Scampy and I are very excited about this trip! We will be traveling about 150 miles, each way. The trip plan calls for a visit with our friends, John and Mimi who live in San Diego.



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16 comments:

  1. George,
    I have had thin and bruising skin for several years due to taking so many blood thinners after my heart attacks. My dermatologist recommended a product "Dermend" which is pricey, (about $35 a tube - over the counter) but it takes a minor amount and really helps reducing the bruises. I still bump into things and bruise myself but this helps reduce the bruises in a fraction of the time... Have lots of fun with Scampy!
    Larry

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    1. Hi Larry,

      Thank you for sharing your "thin skin" experience!

      Tioga George

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  2. As we all age, our skin loses its elasticity. It simply tears and bruises easier than when we were young.
    My arms are full of semi-permanent nicks, bruises and healed up scratches.
    As you said, protection from sharp objects is the only answer.
    There are no magic creams that can remove 50 years from our skin.

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    1. HI Ed & Carol,

      Thank you for your insight to this problem.

      Tioga George


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  3. Check out "arm sleeve sports"
    Football players wear neoprene sleeves, truck drivers wear white ones to keep their window arm from sunburn, I have seen quite a few wear them. They would be good protection.

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    1. Hi Grace,

      This seems like a GREAT suggestion, which I shall follow.

      Thank you sooooo much!

      Tioga George


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  4. Hi, George. This is a problem that goes with getting older. I know countless people with the same issues. Some years ago I paid a high price for "sleeves" from a medical supply. Husband used them a lot. They were flesh colored.yes, I, too get my share of big red splotches from bumping into things. (Things that have been in the same place for years!) my biggest challenge is playing with a four-year-old Yorkie who has teeth and claws! A couple of months ago I had a bright idea. I searched nearby stores for black tube socks. No luck. Found a pack of six pairs on Amazon. They are long and fairly thick. I cut off the toes, and voila! Sleeves. I think $8 for the whole pack. I put the cuffs at my wrists. The socks cover my entire arms. Work great.



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    1. Hi Rose,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with me.

      Tioga George


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  5. My mother had that same problem. One big issue was bandaging the bad scrapes where the skin had torn. The solution was to never use tape, but instead us that stuff that wraps around your whole arm and sticks to itself. Also, stretchy athletic dressings do the same thing, but are more bulky. Hope the long sleeves help.

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    1. Hi Grandma,

      Thank you. I am going to try:



      iM Sports Sun Sleeves

      Tioga George


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  6. A lot of it is also caused by high blood pressure thinning medication

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    1. Hi Mister Ed,

      That's likely correct!

      I used to take Warfarin. But NO MORE! That stuff made me very sick.

      Tioga George

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  7. Mega doses of Vitamin C work wonders to rebuild cells and tissue. A doctor will never tell you that though. Linus Pauling did though. I take 12,000 ml a day.

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    1. Hi LBM,

      I remember Linus Pauling and his belief in Vitamin C.

      Tioga George

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  8. Your arms look just like mine, long sleeves or arm protectors work well, but I don't always wear them, good luck.

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  9. George, make sure the wires going to the inverter are heavy enough gauge to handle the inverter. If they are too light the inverter will not work properly.

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