the great finger incident of 2010

On December 28, 2010 at approximately 6:15pm PST I decided to make myself something for dinner, big mistake!!! Should picked up food or ordered in. First time in my life I was trying to be fiscally responsible. I cut through a baguette and then promptly cut through my left pinky finger. This is by far the worst injury I have ever had. And I don’t currently have health insurance. So instead of going to the ER like I should have, my friend that’s a nurse has been taking care of me. She’s done an AMAZING job. It’s been butterflied and taped and splinted to avoid bending my finger. It’s been glued and stretched and finally grew a scab as of last Friday. Never thought I’d be so excited to see a freaking scab!

You don’t realize how hard it is to be down an entire hand for almost two months! Yes, I have use of the other 4 fingers, but, showering, hand washing, hair washing, bathing children and dish washing ALL AFFECTED and difficult with a left hand out of commission. Luckily I’m right handed, but, wen watching children you really need use of both hands and arms!

It looks like it should only be another week or two until this scab falls off thus rendering me healed. And I cannot wait! I’ll be able to finally get the stench of Desitan to leave me alone! I’ll be able to wash dishes and not feel they are unsanitary when I’m done. I’ll be able to wash my hands AND apply lotion like I used to. They are all minor things but after being unable to participate you realize how much you take for granted.

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3 Responses to the great finger incident of 2010

  1. Natalie says:

    Yay for scabs!
    I’m so glad it is getting better!

  2. TMae says:

    That sounds awful. I hope it finishes healing quickly! I cut the tip of my index finger a few weeks ago and in the week it took to heal I almost went insane. No typing, no scratching…amazing how much these fingers ACTUALLY do. Happy healling!

    • myownbrandofcrazy says:

      omg, yes!! thank you!! and people don’t really understand! no showering normal, dishwashing, diaper changing, shlepping of children, etc etc etc. the list goes on and on! its on the mend finally, but today is 10-weeks so the faster the better here already!!!

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