Thanksgiving drama queen?
Instead of sitting with the relatives enjoying a nice Thanksgiving meal with nice people, I was getting stitches and a Tetanus shot, which is normal, I guess, when you wind up with a knife blade 3/4 inch into your wrist, sticking into a bone. (I measured the marks on the blade). I cannot believe I was that clumsy. I was cutting those awful cable ties they use on packaging these days and I guess the blade was sharper then I expected as it cut the last tie and kept on going. So while DH was stuffing himself with Turkey and all the trimmings, I was chatting with the doctor.
The folks at the clinic were very nice considering it was a holiday. Business was slow so I had the full attention of a nurse practioner, a nurse and the doctor. They tried glue first but that didn't work so the doctor wound up making these three tiny little stitches to keep it closed. I would need a magnifying glass to see an area that small and I can't imagine three stitches in a half inch. I wish I could sew half as well. That Lidocaine is great stuff. I didn't feel a thing after the first sting. I also got a Tetanus shot.
I finally got to the inlaw's house after the dishes were done and the men and boys were watching a game on TV. My SIL had saved a plate for me and it did taste good. It is embarrassing to arrive at a party with messy hair, a hassled look, lots of bandaging and nothing to share but they were forgiving and dealt me into the card game that seems to be standard at their parties, with only minor teasing.
Today my wrist is pretty sore and keeps on swelling enough to make the bandage too tight. It is difficult to find Telfa pads to my surprise and I admit to being a coward when it comes to gauze next to an injury. I wish the leaking would stop so I could uncover it. I was lucky enough to locate the cold packs in the medicine cabinet and some of them are even the right size!
Leave it to me to wind up being the drama queen. I'll have to get SIL a nice gift.
The irony of the whole thing is I was trying to open a package of scissors. Sandy