Monday, August 11, 2008

Just Call Me Stubs

Okay, for those of you with weak stomachs you might not want to read this. I'm just warning you, it's not a pretty picture...

Alright, well you know how I've been quilting a lot lately? Well my friend Bonnie and I were working on her quilt on Saturday. We were making good progress! She'd sew 2 pieces together and I'd cut off the excess material. So I was just kinda talking to her, not really paying close attention to the rotary cutter, and then I feel a stinging sensation on my left pointer finger. I knew I'd cut my finger, but as I looked down I realized that I had sliced off about a 1/4 of an inch of the tip of that finger completely off. Not wanting Bonnie to panic, I said, "Uh, I cut my finger, I gotta go upstairs." So she's like, "Ok, take your time." Then she told me she was kind of sewing and she looked over at the cutting board and saw the tip of my finger just kinda sitting there. Then she realized it was a pretty serious cut.

So my mom came in from weeding the back yard and she was freaking out. I wanted to start crying so I started laughing to avoid the crying. Anywho, we drove to the doctor's office with my finger tip in a cup of ice, but the doctor called a plastic surgeon and he said to just not reattach my finger. So they bandaged it up and it's been that way since Saturday. Today I have to go to a plastic surgeon and he's going to take a look at it at 1:30, but before I go I have to soak it in half water half hydrogen peroxide for AN HOUR. So yeah, I've been nauseous for 3 days and totally not looking forward to the doctor. I nearly passed out when they started wrapping it up, so I'm pretty sure I'll pass out when they take off the bandages. Barf.

Anywho, I would write more about the experience but I'm already nauseated enough as it is and I'm typing much slower than normal and it's driving me crazy! So let this be a lesson to all of you guys out there: be careful when you're quilting, especially with a rotary cutter. Those things will cut things off!

Oh, by the way, my dad starting calling me Stubs on Saturday. That's where stubs came from. :)

3 comments:

Ari said...

Ohhhh...yuck!! I am so sorry that happened, hope you are feeling better soon. So what is going to happen with your finger? Will they sew back on?
Love ya!

Alisa said...

No the didn't sew it back on, they're just waiting for it to grow back. It'll look a little deformed, but it's doing ok. I have to go to the doctor tomorrow and see what he says, but I'll be sure to let you know what happens. :)

CaLM RAPIDS said...

What, no pictures? (Actually already saw a pic on your dad's phone--eewww!) Love your quilts--yeah, don't sell. Way too cute!