Be warned: you cannot unsee these pictures.
A unidentified Australian woman has suffered severe frostbite injuries after she got drunk and fell asleep outside a Canadian bar. In the middle of winter.
She has taken to Imgur to share her story and photographic evidence of the horrific injuries she suffered in December last year.
“I’m an Australian and I’m really fucking stupid,” she wrote on the image sharing site.
“I was blackout drunk by midnight, with no phone, no money and no idea where I was and I couldn’t find my way home. Last I was seen was 2.30am. Now don’t mistake for this for a sob story, theres (sic) no complaining here. Just pure unadulterated idiocy.”
Cut to her with moderate hypothermia and frostbite.
But it gets so, so much worse.
“This was the photo of my fingers about 20 minutes after I was found. Apparently a symptom of hypothermia is tiredness. So I was found in a ball trying to sleep. My fingers were also notably purple,” she wrote.
“It was 5.45am when I was found. At 6.30 a nurse told me that best case scenario I keep my fingers. Worst case, I lose my hands. High off my tits on morphine, still pretty drunk and alone in another country getting that nice little tidbit of information was pretty f*cking terrifying.”
She says the next few days were a waiting game of “blisters and trying to open shit with your elbows” while being taking care of by “some f*cking insanely cool nurses and doctors.”
And we’re not even at the worst image yet.
Still not there.
Alright here we go. It’s like Wolverine. But with puss.
This is the biggest they reached.
“The pain and pressure at this point was verging on unbearable. I was taking opiates the whole time. Frostbite recovery is pretty well known for its pain, apparently.”
“With my hand over a metal tray, he cut my blisters with a scalpel. Puss went everywhere. I think I even got the hospital curtains.”
She said after a few minutes her fingers deflated and she was left with raw skin.
Her hands are now in the process of healing but her specialist is still concerned about her left pinky and right middle fingertip.
“I won’t find out until June. If I lose them I want to make a sweet, custom made prosthetic,” she wrote.