Thursday, May 01, 2008

Surgery Will be Involved

I saw the doc this am and, because I hit the nail bed, and because I write for a living, we're doing surgery. Tomorrow am they will put a double layer graft (silicon and proteins) so blood vessels will grow. In about 1 month, they'll take a pinch of skin from the side of my hand to make me a new fatty pad. It would heal under normal conditions, but I'd be left with scar tissue over bone that would feel "like getting kicked in the shin" every time I hit a key on the keyboard. It seems like the right thing to do even though it's all happening in a whirlwind. Not sure how much I'll be blogging.

And I was going to review Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts too.

23 comments:

Lee said...

Oh girlie, you sure did it up good, didn't you?

I'm thinking of you...I hope it doesn't hurt too much and that you heal quick-quick-quickly!

Jenna said...

Oh my! I hope that tomorrow's grafting goes smoothly. Like Lee, I'll be thinking of you!

amynj said...

In the long run, you'll probably be really glad you had the surgery. Hope everything goes well.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you are injured. Good luck with the surgery/recovery.

And by the way, I can't remember any trips to the hospital. Though I do have a vague memory of some mishap involving an ankle. But no memory of whose ankle was involved.

KJ

Kendra said...

Oh my! All this because of a silly kitchen utensil (note to self: remember to never use a mandoline, at least the kitchen variety).

Hope you heal quickly!

Adrienne said...

Yikes! Good luck and heal quickly. I want to know about the Last Minute, etc., book.

Barbara said...

I'm buying a pair of metal gloves tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Oh, pooooooor. I'm sorry.

dd

blueridge115 said...

Oh my! I totally feel your pain...I did the same cutting a bagel years before they had those contraptions to keep people from slicing off the side of their finger. I hope all goes well and you are back to normal Stiching and Bitching soon.

Cathy said...

Yikes! I hope the recovery time is quick.

doahleigh said...

Holy crap this is serious! You'll be fine though, and hopefully you'll be a regular blogger again in no time.

Redwitch said...

Owwwwwwwwwwe, just catching up with blogland and read about the whole madoline incident - poor you it sounds nasty, hope the surgery goes well.

Am now intrigued by the whole Bryn Mawr thing, it looks lovely, I quickly checked the link, but there was not much about the history of the place (will have to delve about). Made me laugh because Brynmawr is not far away from us, at the Heads of the Valleys. :)

xsquared said...

Ouch ouch OUCH, you poor thing! Hope surgery goes well and you heal soon!

Casa Pearl said...

OMG Anna! Sorry to hear you have to go through all of this. I think the dude needs to take over all cooking chores for sure. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Katrina said...

Oh wow! Lots of good thoughts and prayers for a quick and speedy recovery. So sorry you have to deal with all of this but I can understand why it's necessary.

monique said...

Oh my gosh! I hope it goes well for you and that you heal quickly... sounds horrible, I must admit.

Glenna said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry--and it sounds super painful. Yikes. Not the blogging/stitchy finger! Better a toe--what do we use those for anyway?

Melissa said...

Oh no surgery! Hope things go well and your finger heals fast.

Sharon said...

Good grief! Who would have known it would come to this! I hope that things will go well and your finger will back to normal asap!

XmaryX said...

Anna- I hope everything went well and that you'll be back to your stitching ASAP.
And please stay away from sharp objects.

staci said...

Oh my goodness!!! Hope everything goes well and hope you heal quickly!!! Best wishes :)

Ruth said...

Oooooowwwwww!!!!!!!! I'm stumped for anything to say because I'm all caught up in sympathy pain. Ouch!!!!!

Heal fast!!!!

Lelia said...

I so hope you are feeling better today. Keeping you in my thoughts & wishing you a speedy recovery.