03/19/2015 04:26 EDT | Updated 05/19/2015 05:59 EDT

Australian woman chronicles Saskatchewan frostbite ordeal

An Australian woman is hoping to keep all her fingers after getting a severe case of frostbite in Saskatchewan. 

The woman recently posted her story on the Imgur photo website.

She said she was new to the province, had been drinking and passed out. Somebody found her outside in freezing conditions and she went to a hospital.

A surgeon from Prince Albert — whom the woman was amused to learn is named Dr. Friesen — took care of her.

A series of grisly photos taken over the next few days showed her with fingers that were at first discoloured, then covered with enormous blisters and finally with the blisters popped.

"Frostbite recovery is pretty well known for its pain, apparently," she wrote on the website.

The woman said she's waiting to see if she'll lose a finger or tip of a finger, but her doctor is optimistic she will recover.