Saturday, September 29

No touchy.

So, a few days ago, I was washing dishes. Usually we prefer to use our dishwasher, but we were out of that particular detergent so I washing by hand.
I started with the glasses, as you do.
The fourth one broke while my hand was inside it, cutting a clean slice in my right thumb.

The cut happened at about 10:15 PM, the above photo I took an hour and a half later.  It actually wasn't easy taking this photo for several reasons: 
1.) I'm right handed
2.) The click button on my camera is on the right-hand side.
3.) The stupid cut wouldn't stop bleeding and I had to keep washing it to get a clean shot.

Additionally, what is nearly impossible to see from this picture is that the entire flap of skin is actually blue and the edges are blackish.  
It was pretty awesomely gross for a bit there.
A couple hours later, I texted pictures of this and described it to two of my friends and both gave the opinion it probably needed stitches.

So I called my sister and she took me to the ER to get fixed up.
The picture is hard to see.  Again, problems taking a pic with just my left hand.  Evidently I managed to nick a vein, which explained why the bleeding would. not. stop. and also why the flap very quickly turned blue.

I had about as much fun as one can have getting stitched up at 2:30 AM; *Christine watched and I made jokes about zombies invading the hospital and about having a Frankenhand.

Note:  ER doctors do not like it when you point to things and ask "What's this for?" when they are trying to give you a local anesthetic.  Also?  You know that sheet they put over you that has the hole in it just for the area they're working on?  They REALLY don't like it when you touch that.  

See, I always thought that sheet was for focusing - like when reading fine print and you slide a paper down the page as you go so you can focus just on that one line.  No, apparently it's to keep germs out and that is why there should be "no touchy."
So to summarize: ER docs have no sense of humor about horror movies or germs.

Lastly, since it's been quite some time since my last Tetanus shot, they gave me another.  Yay!  I also was given a wonderful information sheet about the TD shot I was receiving.  
I was struck by how insanely happy the little girl pictured is about getting her Td vaccine.
This is a close-up of her from the hand out sheet they gave me.  It's possible this girl thinks somehow getting a Tetanus shot will suddenly cause her to grow a neck.

Alas, this is not the case.
(And final note: ER nurses do NOT find it amusing when you make fun of the Tetanus shot mascot.)

1 comment :

  1. Hilarious post about messing with the doctors, and the girl-with-no-neck TD mascot, LOL! Loved it!


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