Thursday, July 12, 2007

Because I haven't had enough of doctors and needles in the last year...

Last night the hubby and I spent 2 and a half hours in the emergency room so that I could get two stiches in my hand. On our way out of the house to get some dinner I was pushing our storm door shut and somehow the glass shattered. Seriously, I still can't figure out how is happened, especially since there is a decorative metal grill(think VERY old 1950's storm door) in front of the glass. So we left my father-in-law (who arrived yesterday afternoon to stay with us because he has a meeting in the city today) behind to clean up the glass and take care of the child. Speaking of the child, she wasn't the least bit upset by the broken glass or my bloody hand, in fact she wanted to come with us to watch me get stitches, but began sobbing when she realized we wouldn't be joining them for dinner. Anyway... So the hand hurts, and I discovered that putting on a bra, putting on pants, and going to the bathroom are a bit more complicated with only one hand! Though, surprisingly, typing isn't too bad -- the range of motion is reduced, but I can still move the fingers well enough to type with two hands. All in all the emergency room experience wasn't so bad. The staff we dealt with were all very nice and a cut hand is definitely not such a big deal. Nevertheless, after the nurse looked me over and I was waiting to be seen I had quite an urge to cry and had to really fight back tears. It happened again while I was waiting to go to x-ray. Both times it came on so suddenly and I couldn't figure out why -- except perhaps that I really didn't need anything else on my plate right now!

6 comments:

SULLY said...

This is going to sound so cliche' but just be glad things weren't worse.

You need to sit back have a drink and think about you for one solid 24 hour period...then focus on the rest.

My mother is fond of saying...this too shall pass...lets hope she right!

CAM said...

Thats crazy! Glad you are ok. Good thing you know you don't have a needle phobia!! We are all cured from that one! HA
:)

Leah said...

Yikes! Glad you are okay, sorry about all the drama. You were just trying to close a door...

Hez said...

Heal well & quickly-- glad you're alright!

In and Out of Luck said...

I found your blog because you RSVPd to the DC get together. I'm sorry about your hand. I look forward to meeting you.

Les said...

Ouch! So glad you are ok.