Monday, September 1, 2008

The One Where Kari Cut The Tip Of Her Finger Off

Yeah.  No Great Story For This.
Yeahhh. Let's just say lesson learned- you shouldn't use a vegetable peeler in place of a cheese plane. Doesn't end well. I nicked off a nice bit of the end of my ring finger, and instantly said aloud, "Oh, this isn't good." Too bad for me, it wouldn't stop bleeding, or I would have just slapped a bandaid on it and kept going.

I did, however, get to visit our new doctor's office, and they are VERY nice. They're also really close- I walked there in about 10 minutes. Now, in case you don't know me that well, I don't do well with blood OR pain. I was dealing with both, on an empty stomach. The walk over helped a little, but when they cleaned it I nearly passed out. The nurse said, "Yes, that might be unpleasant." I advised her I could teach her a few other English words to describe it more accurately.

After having to pry my rings off and have the wound re-washed (another near collapse event) the nurse bandaged me up and said, "Now, leave this on until at least noon." I told her that I probably wouldn't take it off until next Thursday.

A little better...

I got to walk over and do our shopping, which got some looks, and managed to knock it a few times, which got more looks as I yelped. Megan was horrified and enchanted at the same time- she watched carefully as I changed the dressings this afternoon after I managed to soak the original wrapping by washing dishes. Good thing is, if you start off your week with a minor injury, chances are the rest of the week can only go better.


(PS- the text in the photo thing is a total rip-off, I mean homage to The Bloggess, who I worship very un-secretly.)


Jenny, the Bloggess said...

How cute are you? Answer: Way cuter than Pam from The Office.

I was going to email you to see if you wanted to meet me for lunch. Guess not since you live in the Netherlands now. Unless you want to meet me somewhere in the middle. I could drive as far as Humble.

Kari said...


~breathing furiously into paper bag~