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"I've cut the Dickens Out of my finger!"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I've been (attempting to) eat "clean" for about a week now. And so today decided to try the "Crock Pot Porridge" This was because it was 4:00 AM (having been up since 1:00 :( ) I decided to throw it all into the mini crock pot that I have, get in a workout after a nebulizer treatment, and that should just about leave me time to get showered and dressed before my Pastor and one other man arrive to move the last remainder of stuff in my garage from the flood evacuation, back into my basement where it belongs.

So I was preparing the porridge and was down to the last ingredient; chopped dates...I decided to use...I can'r recall the proper name for this kitchen tool...it is a semi-circle of a blade which is scary sharp and a handle at the top...for chopping. So I went to work on the small pile of Medjool dates I had to add...and :(you know what's coming don't you?)

There went my forefinger...getting in the way...and I knew from the sound and instant flood of blood that I'd done a number on myself. For those of you who know anything about my husband; you'll know that I am NOT about to wake him at 4:00 AM and tell him to take me to our hospital...45 minutes away...for stitches. Instead I grabbed a paper towel and put HARD pressure on it holding it above my head...then when I dared to only pinch it tightly with my thumb I used the other hand to open two fabric bandaids...and a few minutes later put them both TIGHTLY around my fingertip.

So here i am typing with other fingers filling in for the job of Mr Pointer ...and wondering if I dare to go ahead with my workout plans??? I do NOT want the danged thing to open up again...and am afraid that swinging my arm around and the increased circulation may well do that.

There are lots of words that come to mind right now...most of them are not "Spark Material" ...

So I'll just say :

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    So has the wound stayed together! I hope so, it sounds awful! I would prefer to do it with a bandaid than the ER anyway. Hope all is better!Jewell
    3261 days ago
    First thoughts to come to mind... "DON'T DO THAT!" LOL However, I must admit that I know fully well that you didn't intend to do it! So.. I will join others in saying... OUCH! Hope it heals quickly!
    3262 days ago
  • _LINDA
    If it was me, the yelling (and subsequent cussing) would wake up the dead!! I hope you didn't cut the circulation off entirely pressing on it so tightly. The last thing you need is an infection. I trust you went to the hospital at a more reasonable hour to not only get it checked out, but to also have a tetanus shot if its been a very long time since you last had one (more than ten years).
    That is a tough finger to have out of commission:( As I can only use my forefingers for typing, I would be lost without the use of mine..
    Hope you have a better Friday!
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    3262 days ago
    That cut sounds scary. Take care of yourself. emoticon Hope everything turns out ok.
    3263 days ago
  • VXWALL1942
    Silly girl! As sweet and delightful as you are, your forefinger does not qualify as an acceptable element for your porridge. I am indeed sorry to hear of your accident, and must admit my first thought was 'who will take her to the ER' since I'm sure the spouse wouldn't participate...especially at 4a.m. Hope all is well by now. Good for you managing to type without Mr. Pointer. Sure that is a challenge of major proportions for anyone.

    hugs and blessings,

    3263 days ago
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    Oh my Goodness!
    That really must have hurt .. I hope you managed to stop the bleeding!!
    and all is well !!
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    3263 days ago
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