Wednesday, May 28, 2008

i just can't seem to stay away

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.

11 comments:

Amy M said...

Girl... I'm starting to worry about you. This is the 2nd ER trip in 6 months?? Love ya still, even though you have a tendency to get hurt :) Thanks for the update!

Debi A said...

thank god you didnt cut it all the way off. or your hand thank god you didnt cut off your hand. or your foot or arm or leg or somehing like that. poor baby. you shouldnt post this kindof stuff you ll give your mommy sleepless nites. loveyakidbye

Marisa said...

Anna! You should have a room named after you in the ER or your own personal doctor!

Abbe said...

i hope you have limbs left by the end of the year. I can hear Justin now, " this is my handless, footless wife, Anna. She makes a mean cookie by stirring the batter with her mouth." :)
love you- it's nice to have someone that gets random illness-injuries as much as me!

Amy M said...

hahaha... and the above comment is why I love Abbe!

Colleen said...

I'm glad I was not there. I would have been of no use to you as I would have been sprawled out on the floor next to you at the first site of the cut. Gross. But I'm glad you lived:) Heal fast friend!

Colleen said...

I'm glad I was not there. I would have been of no use to you as I would have been sprawled out on the floor next to you at the first site of the cut. Gross. But I'm glad you lived:) Heal fast friend!

Kristin said...

anna
oh my gosh girl......im glad justin encouraged you to go to the ER!! im so glad your ok! your going to need to have your house bubble wrapped!

Amanda said...

Yikes, friend! I just love that you blog about it all AND post pictures. So those of us who aren't there can feel like we are.

Anne said...

I can't believe you hurt yourself again. Is there something you would like to tell us? You are among friends here and we are listening . . . Could Justin learn to do stitches? Like take an EMT course or something?

Julie said...

Anna! Thanks for your comments on my blog--made me smile to think of "special toe" once again. I wish I could be there to help you care for "special finger" now! :-)