Countess Von Fingerbang (madampresident) wrote,
Countess Von Fingerbang

So. I cut myself yesterday. Quite deeply into the finger. There was crying, there was screaming (not so much from the pain, I was pretty much in shock/I damaged some nerve endings -- I was screaming and crying because I was pissed, I was afraid I wouldn't ever regain feeling in my finger or the ability to bend it anymore). I called my mother, I called my new employer ("Hi, I won't be coming in to work today because I'm bleeding profusely. By the way, do you know the way to the nearest hospital?"), I called my girlfriend, she came and picked me up. We rushed to the hospital. I got a wheelchair ride to the emergency room so I wouldn't faint (I wouldn't have anyway). I sat in the waiting room for maybe an hour, then sat in the exam room for maybe another hour. I got anesthetized and sewn up.

After I stopped freaking out I thought, well, I obviously have to post about this to lj. What self-respecting geek wouldn't update their lj with this injury?

It's now over 24 hours later and I still can hardly feel the tip of my finger. I'm super hoping I don't have permanent nerve damage. I'd be mostly okay with not being able to feel that finger as long as I could still move it. Typing is okay because I do a fast version of the two finger typing method. Shifting is a little more difficult because I usually extend my pinky to hold the key and press with my index but the fingers are bandaged together.

Anyway, there are pictures under the cut, nothing gory so don't worry.

waiting in the ER waiting room in my wheelchair

waiting in the exam room on my hospital bed

the doctor stitching up the wound

I was in so much better fooling as soon as I was all sewn up! And whatever horrible and permanent damage was going to occur already occurred and there wasn't anything that could be done...

The stitches. Peace be with you.

Then the nurse gauzed it up. Since it was down where the finger meets the palm it had to be bandaged a lot so the gauze would stay in place.

I was given 24 hours with the gauze and then I take it off, but I'm afraid to expose the stitches because I'm petrified I'm going to rip the stitches. I get the stitches out in seven to ten days...
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