Saturday, November 23, 2013

Have Not Quilted

I had a little accident. I should have been more careful. I was slicing carrots for soup on my Pampered Chef mandolin and cut off the side of my thumb. This was not the first time I have cut my fingers with that gadget. This one was the worst though. I could not get it to stop bleeding, so we ended up after about 8 hours going to the emergency room. We have one of our hospitals that advertises "5 Minute ER". So of course, that is where we went. Well, from the time your papers are filled out until you get to go to a room, it was probably about 5 minutes. Then the wait begins. Since I was not the worst patient to be seen that night, I got to wait, and wait and wait. For three hours. I know there were people around me who were much sicker than I was. I could hear them, gagging and moaning. So I was happy to wait in my little, hot, room to be seen by the PA. Just as long as those sick people stayed in their rooms and did not give me a stomach virus.
I came home with a big bandage on my thumb. There was no flesh to suture, so they used silver nitrate to stop my blood flow. Every had that? Don't! This is what they use to put on newborn's umbilical cords. That is powerful stuff. If I had not been a grown woman, a great grandmother at that, and a nurse who has seen it all, I would have screamed! It did stop my bleeding though and I am thankful for that.
So I have not been able to quilt or crochet since. Hopefully I can get back to that baby quilt soon. I  have it about half way finished. When I can't quilt or crochet while I watch TV at night, I get very distracted. Hopefully soon I can quilt again. I have been able to crochet some since I got the big bulky dressing off and am down to just a couple of large bandaids.
Beware of those Pampered Chef mandolins!


  1. Sorry to hear this:( Oh my I hope it heals completely soon for you!

  2. I know that had to hurt. I cut the knuckle to my index finger off one time. They feared I had cut the tendon, but apparently I did not.

    This happened over a year ago and I am just now reading. How is your thumb now?

    1. Still numb in the area I cut off. Otherwise just rough, like a callus. I am quilting just not taking pics.


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