So why didn't I listen to it? I was peeling vegetables the other night and my hand slipped - phew close call - peeling that butter-nut squash!
Did I take the hint? No I didn't. I finished peeling it and started on the swede. Yep you guessed it, this time when the peeler slipped with just one more swipe to finish, I carried on. It slipped again and took a slice of my right index finger with it - clean off - couldn't even find it:(
It has been many years since I sliced a finger. The last time it was able to be stitched but this time there wasn't anything to stitch back together. Haven't done too much damage thank goodness but it hurts like hell!
The slice cut off was about the size of half of my thumbnail, but boy, did it bleed. The picture below is the cut during its second dressing as it had bled through a double dressing in 10 minutes or so! It has also slightly changed the shape of my finger tip!
Anyway, it was thoroughly cleaned again, another low adhesive double dressing applied, followed by a finger bandage - very difficult to do by yourself so DB had to hold it still whilst I twirled it into place!
It is now having a rest - ah -bless it:) I shall leave it alone for 24 hours and re-dress (unless of course it thinks otherwise) Mind you, what with a bandaged finger plus a connected heart monitor, it makes life interesting going about everyday things :)
24 hours later, it took nearly half an hour soaking in saline to get the stuck (low adhesive) pad off without causing further bleeding. The pain was another matter - had to really grit my teeth. 48 hours later it looked like this:
I have also updated and added Year 4 of our war diary - hope you enjoy reading it. Welcome to my new follower via Bloglovin - Julie Wagner - what a fantastic Christmas tree Julie!