Friday, November 28, 2008

A Visit to the ER and Thanksgiving

Some of you might be puzzling over the title of my blog, so I'll get right to it.

Wednesday night I went to the ER for only the third time in my life. I got stitches for only the second time in my life.

Here's the scoop:

I had just started on making ahead some things for dinner on Thursday. Spinach dip was completed and I was starting the potato casserole. I opened a can of chicken soup, went to pick up the lid and sliced my thumb open. As soon as I did it I knew it was a bad cut. I tried to wash it off and put pressure on it, but my thumb had other ideas. It would not stop bleeding! Twenty minutes goes by and my thumb is still dripping. I finally told Sean we'd have to go to the ER.

Once there I noticed the bleeding had finally stopped, but it still needed something done to it. My thumb was throbbing too from the cut. The ER doctor looked at it and decided they would just glue it. Ok..fine with me. Then the clean it and it starts bleeding all over again. After another 20 minutes they check it and it still hasn't stopped so they opt to just go ahead and stitch it up. Oh..and did I mention they gave me a tetanus shot?

Two shots in my thumb of deadening (which is now bruised) and he stitched me up. Ok..last time I got stitches was when I was 2 or 3 and I don't remember the stitches being that painful. Let's just say I winced every time a stitch went in. Four stitches later they bandaged me up and on my way I went. Thank goodness Sean had some leftover Loritabs from when he hurt his back because they were a lifesaver! I can honestly say I can see how people get addicted to those things!

It hurts a lot less now, but it still looks ugly. I'm due to get the stitches out in about a week.



I sincerely hope this is the last time I hurt myself for awhile!

Thanksgiving was great. We had tons of food, lots of people and a ton of fun. All my food turned out great, even the homemade crusts for my pumpkin pie. The pumpkin pie tasted just like my grandma's, so I was very pleased.

Sean and I slept in today and basically have been eating and laying around watching TV. I swear I've already gained a couple of pounds, but I plan on remeding that when we go to the gym tomorrow before we head to Lake Charles.

I think I'm going to watch a couple of holiday movies tonight. White Christmas anyone?

I hope all of you had a fantastic Thanksgiving and a great Black Friday if you ventured out!

27 comments:

Sara said...

Good God! I had just seen you! lol I definitely know that the stitched hurt, and I'm pretty sure the shots do too. Have fun in Lake Charles. I get back sunday, but leave for Georgia on Wednesday? Dinner and a movie on Monday or tuesday? I'll call ya.

Erin said...

Ouch!!! I am glad your Thanksgiving was great despite starting out a little rough!

d.a.r. said...

Owie!!!! I am so sorry, that looks so painful! I hope it recovers quickly.

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

OUCH! Hope it gets better soon!

Kate said...

Oh no! That looks painful! I hope the rest of your holiday was great :)

indiana.girl said...

I'm so sorry about the thumb! That looks horrible!

Gwen said...

I am in pain for you. Seriously in pain for you. I'm glad your Thanksgiving was good even though you were injured in the line of duty. Hope your thumb feels better soon. :)

Katie said...

Ouch! But it looks like we both ended up in the ER! You were just a few hours ahead of me! Glad your Thanksgiving turned out well though!

Casey said...

ow ow ow!

PS- Super gross picture! Ewww!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Good Lord, Woman!!! Stop with the injuries, already!! :)

OUCH, OUCH!

-Andrea

Via said...

Oh goodness! Stop hurting yourself! That looks quite painful!

Glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving other than that :D

Mrs. Cup said...

Yikes!! I hope it's feeling better now!

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving though!

Ms. Florida Transplant said...

Oh my gosh! That looks terrible!

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving in spite of the injury.

Tania said...

Ow!!! That looks painful! I'm so sorry that happened! Glad that the food turned out and you enjoyed Thanksgiving nonetheless! I'm with you on the weight gain. I'll have to get back to they gym once I'm over this awful cold and my husband leaves me again.

Rebecca said...

That looks so painful! I've never had stiches but my chin has been glued back together. I hope your finger heals quickly!

Becca said...

OUCH!! I think that cooking injury deserves a new clothing purchase! Clearly, you deserve it! ;)

loquita said...

Um, ew on the picture!! hehe :)

I hope you ended up watching "White Christmas", that's my favorite Christmas movie. I had dinner with some of LT's family last night, and the subject of favorite Christmas movies came up -- I was definitely a loner on my undying devotion to "White Christmas". It's the only non-sad Christmas movie!

Hope your thumb is feeling better soon!

Carleen Huxley said...

At least it makes for a memorable Thanksgiving! Hope it heals quick.

Kiki said...

Wow, you've had a couple rough days! I hope you are feeling better, and everything runs smoothly from now on, it's about time!!!

lala said...

OMG ouuuuuuuch... that looks SO PAINFUL.

i hope it heals soon!

:/

The Pink Chick said...

You poor thing! It looks like that one hurt! I hope it heals very quickly, and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving despite the rough start!

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Roxanne said...

Oh man I did NOT expect a picture. I know what it feels like I once cut my finger in a meat slicer...ouch! I miss you too lady, my computer is down so Im having to update at the Library, but keep checking back...I'm glad the rest of your Thanksgiving was superb!

erika said...

ooooh my goodness! that is so awful looking. I hope you're feeling better.

A Belle and her Beau said...

bless your heart! I hope it is healing and doesnt hurt too bad!!!

.Becca. said...

Oh, OUCH! Yuck yuck yuck!

Hope it's feeling better soooon!

Kristen said...

Been there! Last year Michael and I celebrated Thanksgiving early since he had duty on Thanksgiving. While peeling potatoes, I took a chunk out of my finger. I have poor circulation so it didn't bleed long, but it did throb for a few days. I couldn't even get sticthes because there was nothing there to stitch. You can barely tell now. Hope your thumb feels better!