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Bella Bites It, Finds Small Solace in Stylish First Aid

So last night, I was tooling along on my bicycle, smugly congratulating myself for facing my fears of riding in city traffic, when . . . whump! My tire got stuck in the track of the light-rail train, and I somersaulted through the air with my bike. "This is gonna hurt," I thought right before eating pavement. The good news is I managed to get out of the way of the oncoming train, so I wasn't flattened. The bad news is I was so bloody that I looked like an extra in a Romero film.

For the gorier scrapes, I used Neosporin and Band-Aids (and will be on crutches ASAP). But for the relatively small ones — those of a half-inch diameter or less — I'm going to switch to Help bandages. They're like any other bandage, with one smart difference: they're white. As Help puts it, "skin tone" bandages don't match most skin colors, which might seem like a dinky thing, but it's nice to have a universally flattering bandage. Less nice to need them in the first place, but you gotta roll with the punches. Or the bike-flips, as the case may be.

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Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
Bella - so sorry to hear that! Sounds like quite the crash. Have your cast decorated in a fabulously outlandish design. You can't hide a cast so you may as well have fun with it. Oh and I still prefer my garfield bandaids.
qtpie qtpie 6 years
ouch! get well soon. x
melissaS melissaS 6 years
Oh my, hope you get better bella
Beauty Beauty 6 years
Thanks for all the well wishes. Turns out I'm gonna need a lot more than just bandages... like x-rays, a MRI, crutches and a cast. Sigh.
polkadots567 polkadots567 6 years
feel better bella!
Sarahrob Sarahrob 6 years
Hello Kitty all the way!
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
ouch! hope you heal quickly bella!
JCP0240 JCP0240 6 years
oh no bella! i hope you are okay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well if you have multiple of these band aids i doubt people will think it is a nicotine patch cause they don't really look like this.
sham28 sham28 6 years
Dora the Explorer or Care Bears.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
it's a good call - flesh-colored bandaids don't blend with anyone's skin, no matter how close the match...so you may as well go with something more fun!
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