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22 September 2008 @ 07:15 am
I did something stupid.  
Which, you know, shouldn't shock anyone.

I'm a mom, so not much makes me squeamish anymore; but I'll cut it for those of you who still have weak stomachs.

I was all set to do a cooking blog yesterday.  I cooked a mock thanksgiving dinner for friends (We're having it at our house this year and I wanted to make sure that I could do it).  So I was going to give the step by step on broccoli rice casserole (Some of you are more disappointed than others) and twice mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey, but while trying to get the contents out of a can of cream of chicken soup, I sliced my index finger open on the inside of the second knuckle.

Truthfully, I'm afraid that I should have gone to get stitches.  But as we were having so many people over to dinner,  I didn't want to cancel on them, spend my Sunday afternoon in an ER  and pay our insanely high deductible.  So my Eagle Scout husband (who incidentally, also has a degree in Theatre performance), put some liquid bandage on it, and stuck it in a splint, so that I couldn't move it for the rest of the day.

This morning it's still not what I'd call attractive;  I re-bandaged it and put it back in the splint (a trick by myself) and hope that I haven't screwed up my finger for life.  Until you don't have use of your pointer finger on your right hand, you don't realize how often that you use it.

Like say...  for typing.

Anyway, Nolan actually came into the kitchen and finished helping to make dinner, (which was really excellent - lots of leftovers) and he cleaned up afterward, which was a Christmas miracle in September.  So anyway.  No cooking blog because I was traumatized and whatnot.

And my pointer finger is the one I use to take the pictures.  ;)

I hear:: silence
Kate: Heart Stringmugglechump on September 22nd, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
Eep! You should still go to the doctor and have it checked out.
I'm just me: yellow rosesairmidm on September 22nd, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Nolan wins, have I said that lately? ;)

Eeps! Though as long as you keep an eye on it and go in if it swells too much, you should be good. I cut myself all the time while cooking. *snickers* To the point that if I holler for one of the kids...they bring a bandage, witch hazel, and the triple antibiotic ointment...you know, just in case.
O Demanding One: Express: Tiggeriffic!heyurs on September 22nd, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)

HA! Smart heathens! *squeezes them* X)

Numbaby: SAMMICHnumbaby on September 22nd, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
Ack. I do hope you're ok, darl.

I agree with the 'go to the doctor anyway' sentiments (plus, he could be cute!)
dragonsangel68: Hugsdragonsangel68 on September 22nd, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)

Is there nothing worse than losing the use of a finger? I hope it's not too sore.

Nolan definitely takes Husband of the Year!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Dark Markjandjsalmon on September 22nd, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
YIKES! I'm glad you didn't cut it off or anything - but still - concerning. YAY for Nolan helping out - but still - it's a pretty important finger.
seegrim: two friendsseegrim on September 22nd, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. Just thinking of it makes me oogie. You should at least call your doctor today. Please? :)
Brendan: BSG - Comic Cottle - Frakking Hypochondrbrendanm720 on September 22nd, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Liquid bandage? Isn't that the sort of superglue stuff that you use to stick the two sides of the wound closed?

I usually just use copious amounts of electrical tape in several designer colors (because that's usually what I have hand and I'm usually out in the middle of nowhere and don't have any fancy medical tech with me).

The last wound I had to use tape on didn't even scar. :-)

Of course, I'm not so sure how you'd be able to tell... My hands look like a road map for the Greater London area.

Glad that you managed to avoid going to the hospital. :-) I'll be by later to tear a corner off of your Totin' Chip (or whatever the girl scout equivalent is).

Edited at 2008-09-22 02:38 pm (UTC)
Lauradream_mancer on September 22nd, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
*cringes* Ouchies. I have to admit, I'm one of the very disappointed ones on the no food pictures front, but yikes! I've never cut myself like but I hope it gets better.
anethema_deviceanethema_device on September 22nd, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Ouch.. Go to the doctors and get it checked...

And then can I have the recipe for broccoli rice casserole please *grin*

Hope you are feeling better now.
O Demanding One: Express: Oops!  Poohheyurs on September 22nd, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)

Aaww! *kisses your finger* I do know what it's like to not be able to use something you're used to using without thinking. *nods* Hopefully it will be right as rain soon.

Hubby ROCKS! Bless him for stepping in and taking over.

How did the dinner go? YUM!

Not a lady at all: pic: choc heartcosmo_jenny on September 22nd, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
These days I have plenty of paper cuts. It is hard to believe how much blood can come out of such a small wound.

squeamish? LOL My mum and sister are nurses and they tell stories a few degrees grosser while we sit/sat at dinner.
daisymama on September 22nd, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Please don't faint........I imagine the loss of blood from yesterday and me commenting twice in one week might make you a bit light headed. ;)

I'm so sorry that happened! Poor you! That is the absolute worst! It probably just stops hurting, then you go to use it, and it starts hurting again.

But now you know how to get Nolan to help in the kitchen for the holidays!!

Hope you feel better soon!

Mala13oct on September 22nd, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
*winces* I'll add my two cents in and say pleasee call a doctor... or see one. Hope your finger gets back to normal real soon. *hugs*

Embellishedembe11ished on September 22nd, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, gosh! That sounds awful! I hope your finger feels better soon!
pipperstormspipperstorms on September 23rd, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
>_< ouch. When my thirty year old sister did that, she made up a story about a snapping turtle. I hope it heals up for you!
dL: foodheartdieloreley on September 23rd, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
You know, my Year 6 teacher cut herself with a dinner knife (not sure how. She must've been one talented woman) and thought she was alright enough not to go to the doctor's. She can't get her finger completely straight now. Please go see a doctor? I hope it heals completely really soon! Will pray.

Dinner sounds yum, though. Yay for Nolan helping you with it! And at least leftovers means that you don't have to cook today...