Sooo… it was a busy weekend in more ways than one.  Visited family on saturday  and enjoyed too much yummy dinner.  Then traveled to D.C. sunday with a fellow photographer and her husband to take pictures, mostly of the Cherry blossoms but as you eventually will see not exclusively the blooms.  I say eventually because I topped my weekend off with a trip to the E.R.  First trip ever to the E.R. for myself anyway.

1.5 hours later I walked out with a new fashion statement…

This is the extent of the injury photos I will share. Trust me it’s not pretty, I am not squeamish even when it’s my own blood but I know many others don’t share my constitution.  But i should back up a bit and explain eh? Again I will not get into many details.  Basically I was trying out the new mandolin slicer a friend had sent me. Most of you know of the sweet potato treats I make for Luna in the dehydrator, well this was my new saving grace… that was the plan till the stupid part of my brain kicked in and I did not bother to use any guards with the tater (lesson learned, no need to repeat… USE THE GUARDS)… so long story short the slicer works very well. I felt nothing of the actual cut, just ran to the sink and saw I had sliced off the tips of 2 fingers along with the taters.  I grabbed paper towels and applied pressure as chris looked up what to do on the internet (we’re cool cucumbers like that… but I could not shut my brain up about how stupid it was, and that it was pretty darn bad).  We opted to go to the ER to avoid any nerve damage due to location, and also for peace of mind because 30 min into white-knuckle-pressure-fest it still had not stoppedbleeding.  Even an hour into having pressure on it at the ER it had not stopped bleeding… granted it did not help that they kept asking me to show them the wound.  Makes sense right? had to make sure it was bad enough, i did manage to talk 2 nurses out of looking at it so I didn’t have to go through the pain of raw nerve endings getting a fresh dose of pressure. Moving on, they treated it with a really cool new tool, a foam pad that had coagulators in it (would LOVE to get some of this to add to my first aid kit), still took a while but hopefully it’s not bleeding anymore. The very nice nurse (who also knew and loved vizslas) wrapped it up and sent us on our way.  Sadly we will need to wait on the wound to fill itself in as there was no skin to stitch (in my line of work this probably will be difficult).  I’m just praying all goes smoothly and it heals quickly so I can get back to normal.  HUGE inconvenience no shooting for a while. Hopefully I can still go fishing by the 24th for our anniversary.  Not a lot of cooking either probably till I trust the wound’s integrity (I need to lose baking weight anyway).  And I know I did not post on here too often anyway, but I imagine typing and photo work will be affected too. (well I know the former is)

Anyway, on to happy thoughts. A couple iPhone photos from yesterday

told you we didn’t just photograph the cherry blossoms

“Tulip Library” one of the few varieties that were blooming already, neat little patch of cultivation.

I really rather like this shot, specially considering I could barely see screen and it’s a phone pic.  Here’s to hoping this means my camera photos will be good too.

That’s all for now, wonder if I can sew/iron with 8 fingers…

Hope everyone had a nice weekend

(please pardon any typos)


About Anna

I am a native of Virginia but recently relocated to Maryland I often feel I am simply a visitor... here to take note of little things people often pass by... I enjoy photography, family, the outdoors, reading, my vizsla... etc etc
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17 Responses to Whoops…

  1. cauchy09 says:

    yikes! i hope you’re doing better now…

    • Anna says:

      yes, things are healing. I should post a new pic of my fingers today as the coverings for them are covered in strawberry juice and chocolate.. which is a good sign. Thanks for stopping by, and for your opinion, looks like the colored one wins

  2. Kas says:

    Oh my goodness!!! Glad to hear that you’re ok. Pictures are beautiful as always. I miss going to the Cherry Blossom festival each year – it’s quite a sight to see. The tulips are beautiful as well. I just planted some rose pink tulips and am anxiously awaiting their blooms! Take care of your finger and hope it heals quickly 🙂

  3. Kristine says:

    All you had to say was mandolin slicer. I mentally filled in the rest from there. As the wife of an accident prone, amateur chef I can relate. Yikes. I am so glad it wasn’t worse! I hope you heal quickly and well so you can get back to taking more of these gorgeous flower photos. So jealous you have so many blooms there already!

  4. furfilled says:

    I couldn’t help reading the whole story once I saw the photo and the word Mandolin slicer…. Luckily the photos made me forget the queasy feeling in my stomach. I have actually been wanting to get a mandolin myself, but I’ve always been afraid of the blade (same with those bagel cutters, and grating cheese!). Now I’m not so sure : P

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    (PS – I love how iphone photos can sometimes turn out more amazing than SLR photos. The cherry blossom shots are fabulous.)

  5. Aleksandra says:

    Yikes! Grow that finger back right quick, lady!
    How did we miss you at the cherry blossoms? We were there on Sunday too. Surely you should have seen us, with our two perfect gentlemen, foster Gonzo Bunny-Ears and our own Sir Chick!

  6. JoAnne says:

    You have a thing for mandoline slicers I have a thing with knives, seriously.
    Dang woman, you done it good! Well, it’s a time to be creative and maybe step back from a few things??
    The pics are beautiful,from an iphone even, amazing; don’t ever give up your dslr :o) LOVE the pansy, oh, I love them all.
    Hang in there you 8 fingered wonder you!

  7. ettel says:

    Ugh somehow I didn’t see this post before. I really feel your pain. About 7 months ago I sliced my finger to the bone while trying to pry two frozen pigs feet apart in the sink under running water (‘cus I’m a genius too). My experience was a tad more overdramatic, as I was alone and on the brink of a panic attack after it happened. I admire your calmness! Six stitches. My finger’s still numb from the scar down my finger. I hope you don’t have any weird things like that afterwards. Heal up quick and easy!!!

    And I guess you’ll have to learn how to throw balls left handed!

  8. nicoleinbold says:

    Hoping for a speedy recovery as well. Call if you need anything! The phone shots came out fantastical! Your perspective is so much different from mine. I really like that first one! I’m excited to see more!!

  9. -E says:

    Oh, Anna, sooo sorry about your fingers. These types of injuries can be frustrating, I know. Hopefully your resourcefulness will kick in:)

    Loved your shots from the camera phone – the tulip library is very cool and I love the cherry blossom branch against the water.

    Praying for a speedy recovery…

  10. Kristen says:

    I started out reading your paragraph about your fingers thinking “Okay, I’m doing good… not getting squeamish yet” but then I just found myself having to skip ahead 😛 I hope you have a speedy recovery! Beautiful pictures of all the blossoms.

  11. OUCH doesn’t even come close I’m sure… I’m cringing just thinking about it… I suffered a bad fingertip cut doing a “very” similar thing years ago, but nowhere near as bad as yours.. and thinking of yours I can actually feel it now… I sure hope it heals up real well, and real soon too…

  12. EternalForms says:

    Youch!! Oh girl,that looks painful. I’m hoping not too much was sliced off of the ends. Anyway, wishing you a speedy recovery … hope you’re back to shooting soon. In the meantime, I guess it’s time to give that pinky some exercise, eh? ; )

  13. 2browndawgs says:

    The iPhone photos are beautiful. Nobody is more squeamish than me. I will admit I got to mandolin slicer and had to scroll down. I will try to go back and read the rest when I am stronger. 🙂

    Take care of yourself and heal fast!

    • Anna says:

      Glad you enjoyed the photos… nobody is making you read the details, you gathered enough from the photo and mandolin I assume 😉 Thanks for the well wishes

  14. USE THE GUARDS!!!!
    Just a little reminder 😉
    That sounds really painful, and thank you for not sharing any other injury pics (I love medical shows, but the gory stuff? I sit there with my hand up between me and the TV LOL)
    Hope you feel better soon!

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