Say hello to my little friend

by Aimee on February 5, 2008

I reserve Monday nights for Masters knitting. It keeps me focused on the project to block a few hours a week for it. Last night was no different.

Masters 02052008

But why is there only one swatch? Well, as I was finishing up this one, my phone rang and I figured it was a good time to get a glass of wine. So I opened the drawer where the cork screw lives and had a little accident. See that?

The offender

Let’s look a little closer.

Evil Peeler of doom!

Don’t let the innocent look fool you! That is The Potato Peeler of DOOM! Apparently Ninja Swordmakers honed the blade of this peeler with amazing precision and skill. I barely touched the damn thing! Of course this happened 5 minutes AFTER the Urgent Care by the house closed. While most people would slap a bandaid on it and hope for the best, I have an allergy to the adhesive they use, so I slapped one on anyway and off to the ER I went. Lisa was kind enough to meet me there and keep me company while I waited. Many hours, one stitch and a tetanus shot later…

Stitchy 008

and now Bloody Finger has a friend. Stitchy says, “hello!” I can still knit. But I did get the stitch without numbing because the digital block it painful in and of itself (I had one once, it really is). It hurt like hell (and remember I just got a tongue piercing) but I pushed through it.

Stitchy 009

While at the hospital we witnessed a human behavior at its lowest. A patient who didn’t want to wait her turn was bullying and threatening the staff at the desk. She eventually left and went to another hospital. I was wondering if I should find security at one point as she yelled about how much pain she was in and she was going to put them in that pain and see if they got help. It was out of line. There were a lot of people there. None who were bleeding (other than me and the pressure bandage and bandaid stopped that pretty well) or actively dying (including her) so we all had to wait our turn ( did I mention I saw her come in, so it was after I got there). People are mean and stupid. Those ladies were nice and offered to help me fill stuff out since I am right handed and my right middle finger is jacked up). I wanted to kick her in the knee just because.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Hockey Mom February 5, 2008 at 3:29 pm

You’ve been talking to my hubby, haven’t you? When he did the slice of the thumb a few weeks ago, they gave him the dermabond instead of stitches cuz he’s a baby.

I hope it heals quickly!

Knit Witch February 5, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Oh nooooooo!!!! That little devil! I think I saw blood on the offensive peeler!

Yeah, tell me about it – it’s so fun being a nurse…..people are nuts.

Elke February 5, 2008 at 6:41 pm

“That is The Potato Peeler of DOOM! Apparently Ninja Swordmakers honed the blade of this peeler with amazing precision and skill.”

The fact that you keep a positive light-hearted attitude about things when they go wrong speaks volumes about your character and perseverance.
Keep on laughing, Miss A. :)

I hope your recovery is quick!

KF-in-Georgia February 5, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Ditch that potato peeler. Potato skins are good for you….and way less hazardous.

Of course, there’s always the risk of the corkscrew…

Zonda February 5, 2008 at 11:12 pm

Before you said it, I thought…bloody finger has a buddy! Yikes though! That stinks. Um..those peeps that are like that, usually have a problem and search the ER’s till someone gives them something other than an aspirin. Not fair I know. So, hide that thing away!

Mitchypoo February 6, 2008 at 1:49 am

Geez, that’s unreal that a peeler could do that. Owww!

Janet Richards February 6, 2008 at 7:09 am

Bummer – I hope you heal quickly. I know what you mean about emergency rooms. My least favorite places – I agree, people at their lowest at times. :(

The Gadabout Knitter February 6, 2008 at 9:29 am

Oww!!! Makes my fingers hurt just thinking about it! I hope your finger is back to normal soon!

J.P. February 6, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Egads.. the picture of Stitchy makes my skin crawl. Ow!

turtlegirl76 February 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Stitchy has a pretty bow on top of her head. =) She can be bloody finger’s girlfriend.

Carol February 10, 2008 at 7:55 pm

sorry to hear about you rincident with the peeler! (hmm,htat sounds kinda odd) Pushing on, I was at emergency about a month ago with a family member (who was also not dying) and got to waste a few hours watching some of the dregs of society. Talk about eye-opening…

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