Was it preventable? Absolutely, but because of my getting distracted and not paying attention as much as I should have, I spilled searing hot oil on my hand while trying to brown some meat for a lasagne.
Now 4 days later, while doing the exercises that the occupational therapist taught me at the burn center, I'm typing this post--slowly.
I'm currently being monitored by a plastic surgeon and am in risk of needing to have skin graft surgery.
The moral of the story: Slow down and do each daily task diligently and safely. It could be anything from safely storing cleaning products to exercising due caution when cooking.
Trust me, It's worth it!