Sunday, November 8, 2009

Update on my flesh wound

Update: My mom was really upset that Acute Care was closed so I sucked it up and went to Urgent Care which was still open. When he took off the gauze that I spent 30 minutes wrapping myself his first words were, "Wow! Man, how did you do that?!" Really? They gave you a medical license and that's the first thing you say when you see my wound? He then said, "Um, I'm not quite sure how to fix this." Yes, my confidence level dropped through the basement at that moment.
Anyway, They soaked my hand in some pink antiseptic stuff. He said it wouldn't sting-he lied. I would have been fine if he told me it would sting, why did he lie and make me unprepared for the pain? Then I just looked like a big weenie instead of tough. I'm tough, I just was trusting the liar who said it wouldn't sting. He then debated stitching or gluing my hand back together and which would be the best solution. Ultimately he decided that gluing it would be the best course of action since I waited almost 5 hours to seek medical attention. I also had the joy of getting a tetanus shot (Holy Mother F*cker did that hurt!) just to be safe.
It made Mom happy and now (hopefully) my finger won't get all funky and infected...and maybe if I'm lucky I'll get a bad-ass scar...just sayin. Oh, and I called and told Girlfriend (after everything was good and glued) to let her know what had happened. I figured if she saw my jacked up hand and I hadn't told her about it, nothing good could happen. She was not thrilled I didn't tell her until then but understood my reasoning so she forgave me. She also said she was proud of me and that I was very tough :-D when I sent her pictures I had been sending to Mom while debating seeking medical attention. I left out the part when I almost passed out at the doctor's office. I'm still not sure what happened. I'm not afraid of needles, I'm not squeamish about blood, my only thought was that I hadn't eaten since breakfast and the pain got to me. Now I've shared too much and you no longer think I'm tough. :-( But I am tough (stamping my foot!) even Girlfriend said so!

6 comments:

Jude said...

Hey, you got through all that by yourself so yes, you're one tough dyke.

Glue? wow. What kind, like elmers?

Vikki said...

What? No picture?

The Surprise Dyke said...

Jude-Thanks, the kids thought so too today at school. I don't know, some kinds of crazy strong medical glue stuff.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Vikki-I was trying to spare the grossness, but since you asked for it....

beans said...

ugh--sorry you had to deal with all that. this summer i had to go to the hospital due to a bad infection in my finger which came out of NOWHERE--anyways, I was totally fine until he stuck the needle in to drain it and i passed out. i do'nt get squeamish about those things, but my body just took over. when i came to he was like, oh, i see you are sensitive about these things. i was like no asshole, you just stuck a really large needle in my balloon of a finger . . .i hate when docs say stupid crap like that. of course my partner thought that was funny cause she thinks i am a wuss, which i am NOT!! hope you are feeling better.

LilliGirl said...

Ewww - that's just a nasty boo-boo. I hope it heals quickly and you get the scar you're looking for.