Yes, this is my poor hand..
I was cooking dinner last night, and while the baby carrots where roasting in the oven, I started to prepare a lovely fresh salad with avocados. All went well until one of the stones I was spearing out turned out to be really soft, and OUCH, the next thing I knew I was bleeding like mad.
Now anyone who knows me will know that I DON’T do blood, guts, ER, needles, doctors etc etc AT ALL. So this was my absolutely worst nightmare. Donal was outside doing something with the Golf, and didn’t have his phone on him. Fortunately he wasn’t too long coming in, and was greeted with the sight of me with my hand under the tap, almost fainting into the sink!
We went to the MiDoc (out of hours doctor), and the South African doctor took a look, and said he wanted to send me to the A&E as a tendon was exposed and he wanted it checked out. Fortunately it didn’t seem severed, and I had feeling and movement in my finger. Could have been a lot worse! He anaesthetised my finger so that they could pull off my rings & bandaged me up.
Off we went to Ballinasloe (eating chocolate digestives on the way as we never did get our dinner!), and I have to have it bandaged again as it was still bleeding a lot. I was also given a tetanus injection just in case.
A few hours later… we saw the doc, and he cleaned me up (it was freaky seeing blood all over my hand & all the yucky bandages and paper being taken away), and gave me 3 stitches. Throughout this I managed not to faint – just screwed up my eyes closed, held my breath and told them not to tell me anything about it!! I just didn’t want to know! He also gave me some antibiotics as I had used my knife for meat in the past.
So far it’s not too sore, just a bit throbby. I can’t open out my finger fully as yet as I am afraid of pulling the stitches. They should be taken out on Friday.
So that’s a very long & detailed explanation of our Sunday evening! We eventually made it home at 12:30am and had some toast & brandy and went to bed!!!
All sympathy welcome 🙂