Saturday, December 06, 2014

2 X 4

Just a super-quick update (because it’s really hard to type with one hand) – yesterday I had my appointment at the hand clinic. Resident checks the spot, asks all the important questions, and then tries to put the surgery off to another day. That’s when I whined at him. Noooo!! Sliver has been in there for over a month! I want my hand back. Get it ouuuutttt!!

Luckily it worked and they found me an operating room right away. Semi-hysterical granny power. Yay! The doc was actually surprised and I was shocked when the piece turned out to be a wicked-sharp chunk nearly 2 cm long. Yikes! So now I have 3 stitches and a bigger scar than my granddaughter’s bed is sporting. At least I’m wood-free and can get on with healing. Meanwhile I’m going just a little nuts not being able to do much with one hand. (For starters it somehow took a whole 12 hours for the anesthetic to fully thaw.) But I’ll be back crafting up my usual storm PDQ.

One question though – why are nurses so bad at bandaging? You’d think they would get enough practice to do it really well! This one is coming off ASAP. It’s barely hanging on the wound but the rest is way too tight. Sheesh. I could do better with one hand…

8 comments:

Dixie said...

Glad to hear you got that log out of your hand! Now you can heal and get back to doing fun stuff. Take care; I hope it's a quick recovery.

Heather said...

Yay! It must feel like such a relief. Good for you to insist on getting it out right away.

pao said...

Yea! You tell 'em girl. Hope you're feeling no pain sooner than later. Get all that reading done while you can.

Sharon in Surrey said...

I think I heard that whine out here in Surrey!! Congratulations on surviving the operation & bullying the doctor into it. Some people in this world think only their time is valuable!!
You might try crocheting while that's healing - I had wrist surgery years ago & went on to work on my blanket the day after. Took off the stupid dressing & slowly crocheted.
Bandaid makes some nice large Super Strips - in cloth as well as waterproof which will cover that nicely too. Get well soon.

onesmallstitch said...

great to know you are on the mend.

Louisa said...

Thanks so much for your kind thoughts, my dear friends! I can actually type with two hands (carefully!) but I'm not up to knitting or stitching quite yet. Working on mousing with my left. And Thom is getting some great cooking lessons. And more than I'm sure he quite bargained for. LOL!!

Lynne Rettberg said...

Conga Rats for asking politely to get the damn thing out. Happy healing, chicken soup can't hurt.

Been raining here now for nearly 16 hours, 20 inches of snow is nearly gone.

Lynne Rettberg said...

Conga Rats for asking politely to get the damn thing out. Happy healing, chicken soup can't hurt.

Been raining here now for nearly 16 hours, 20 inches of snow is nearly gone.