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)