Monday, June 02, 2008


This was me at reunion:
"Kitchen accident."
"Not exactly, you know the mandoline slicer?"
"Yes, the whole tip."
"No, it was too small."
"Skin graft."
"I had surgery yesterday/Friday."

Every once in a while I had a really interesting conversation with someone and that made it all worthwhile. Plus, each visit is always like an Amway meeting--I come away more invigorated and more in love with my school.

When I came home Sunday afternoon, I took a nap. Then read. Then slept...perhaps I overdid it on Saturday. Then we took my MIL to the airport. I'll miss her. It was so helpful to the dude to have her around. (And I got to impress her with the American medical system. Sure it's expensive, but sometimes you get what you pay for.)

I saw the doctor and they checked on infection in the area where they took the graft. None. Then they rewrapped my hand. If it is at all possible, I am wearing an even bigger bandage on my middle finger now. They'll take off all the bandages for a look on Thursday, but I think I am going to be bandaged for 7-10 days.

I'll be posting some pics from old projects over the next few days so I don't lose the few readers I have left.


Geggie said...

I cringe everytime I read the story. Then I wonder where my mandoline is.

xsquared said...

I needed to slice some veggies last night, and used my mandoline veeeeeeeery carefully. Hope all is healed soon!

Ruth said...

Congrats on the successful, if occasionally humorously annoying reunion. Keep healing!

Coral said...

Silly you, what makes you think we are not going to pop in?

Heal quickly!

Jenna said...

Ugh, your poor finger. With it bandaged up in such a large fashion, no wonder it was a converation point. :) I'm glad there is no infection present on the wound; sounds like you are healing nicely. Here's hoping that Thursday's visit goes just as smoothly.

Anonymous said...

I am still here. Not leaving anytime soon!

Barbara said...

LOL @ the Amway comparison. ;)

Take care!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Hope all goes well on Thursday when they check your finger.

Michelle said...

I know what you mean...since I'm snot stitching and rarely posting I think most of my readers have given up...this doubled with the fact that I am doing no reading of the blogs either...I am in no-man's land with the comments. Sigh. Good for you feeding the blog even with your surgery/accidental dismemberment.