... and this time it was in the form of a trip to the emergency room, at 11PM (just late enough to not be able to use a walk-in care place, which happens to be closer!) It happened at the end of June, the night of the 22nd.
The story goes, I was trying to pit a particularly nasty-tough embedded avocado; and I cut myself, quite badly. I cut my left thumb, about 1/2" wide, but very deep - like I felt it hit bone. Yikes. So, after a relatively short (1 1/2 hrs) wait, I got into a room and talked to a nurse about it.
The positioning was bad, I knew it would swell and want to stay open instead of healing shut; so when she said she could glue it back together, I jumped at the chance. I'd already had my Tetanus shot, (which hurt so much more the rest of that week, I can't even tell you.) Yes, I said glue. It was medical superglue, and while it stung going on - it was fabulous at immobilizing the wound so it could heal well. The excess superglue flaked off over the next three days, and after about 10 days, even the glue in the would had all either flaked (or gotten picked) off. The Tetanus shot really was the worst of the pain, I hate IM shots.
I thought I was back to normal way too fast, though. I have a bit of scar tissue, and while washing dishes a couple weeks after it happened, I caught the scar on the rim of a glass. It hurt so. bad. Oy. So, I'm trying to take things easy and take care of myself - which unfortunately meant not blogging for a bit.
But, I'm starting to get back to more and more, and it's high time I get back to you, my readers. I love you all more than I can say. It's really amazing when you reach that point when you realize other people actually read your blog. Even though I'm no Yarn Harlot, I really do appreciate each and every single one of you who spends a minute of your time reading my barely sane thoughts and ramblings. Oh, and sticking around for the crafts throughout it all. Hehe. I really do need to craft more!!!
Karrie - Have you received my email? (It was months ago... :( ) Are you busy-good, I hope?!?!
Shirley - I'm SO sorry I haven't replied to your email yet. I'm an asshole, what can I say?
June - I'm so proud of you this summer, and am sorry I haven't had the time to tell you more.
More knitting to come soon, I just finished my third Clapotis*, in Malabrigo Silky Merino yarn - yummy!
FYI - Clapotis gets it's name from the French - "lapping of water" how wonderfully appropriate for mine, as it's in the color-way Caribeño. Lovely, and I can't wait to share it!