The pain comes in waves, too. I'll be in a lull: not fine, but with less pain...and then...bam. Heavy, constant wave after wave of excruciatingly painful sensations flowing throughout my hand. I'm pretty sure that also feeling cold is a very bad sign for burns and yet sometimes my hand feels like it's freezing instead of burning. And then it goes straight back into feeling like it is on fire again.
Heck, I might be feeling it shoot up my arm; there's sensations somewhere further up, maybe elbow, maybe armpit, where I feel something there, but eh, that could be entirely unrelated. Pretty sure it wasn't there before, tho, and yet is there now. Could be as simple a matter of me subconsciously positioning my hand/arm differently and that affecting blood circulation/flow in the arm, but still it's annoying because everything is hurting.
I have a high pain tolerance.
None of this pain is actually debilitating. It is ow. It is hurt. On a scale of 1 to 10, it's at least a solid six, maybe even seven. But as much as it is YE GODS hurt, pain, ow, suffering...I know that it's not a true ten level of debilitating, crushing, destroying, life-wrecking pain because it's just not that bad.
But I can manage.
Doesn't stop it from being annoying.
Painkillers are, admittedly.
A little tempting.
It's a bad enough pain that I know that a good, solid, 90-97% of people experiencing it with easy, cheap, readily available access to painkillers.
Would take those painkillers.
But again, I have a high pain tolerance, ridiculously high pain tolerance, so while it hurts...I'll live.
I'll still whine like a baby about it, tho.
Constantly complain about how much it hurts.
This is definitely the worst burn that I've ever had.
I've had a lot of burns, mind you. But this is unambiguously definitively the worst I've ever experienced, no doubt about it.
So I'm gonna keep moaning about it in the hopes that complaining helps lessen the pain.