sorry to you facebookers who have already read this, just skip to the pictures at the bottom.
I was helping Justin on Monday night. He was revelcro-ing his pedal board and wanted my help getting all the sticky velcro residue off the bottom on the pedals. Well, I took the hardest one, with all the gunk on the bottom. I was trying to get it off with some krud kutter (not as good as goo-gone) and a razor blade. see where this is going? note to self: cut AWAY from your body. anyway, the blade slipped and the razor went into my left index finger, by the top knuckle, on the side by my thumb.
i yelled, grabbed my finger and ran into the bathroom. i couldn't bring myself to look at it so i yelled for justin to come help me. he told me i had to let go and wash it out at least. so i took my hand away and ran it under the faucet. well the water running down the drain was much more blood than water, this sucker was gushing! it was obviously not going to stop bleeding, so i clamped my hand back over the finger. we put a couple pieces of gauze over it and they were soaked pretty quickly. we changed the gauze and taped it up really really tight. justin said that if it hadn't stopped bleeding when we were getting ready for bed, we had to go to the ER. i DID NOT want to go.
so, i watched a movie and he worked on his pedal board for a couple hours. then we took the tape off. hadn't so much stopped bleeding, darn it! it wasn't gushing like before, but it was definitely still bleeding. so we went the the ER and waited and waited and waited.
it took forever to get back to a room! but once we did they were pretty quick. they numbed up my finger, which really hurt! the doctor put the numbing needle all the way through my finger and into my palm! that was nasty! then she stitched me up very nicely. 5 in all. we got home around 1:30. yuck! so i skipped work yesterday!
get ready for some awesomely gross pictures! sorry they're kind of washed out.