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Oh my God, both my ears just cleared AT THE SAME TIME. I think I may finally be turning the corner with the respiratory infection.

Which is a good thing, since I just got home from spending four and a half hours in the emergency room to get the pinkie finger I sliced in the mandoline looked at.

When I was finally granted my audience with the great and powerful Oz, he told me, "Oh, you should have come in last night for stitches in that thing. We can't do anything for you now."

Me: Is it okay that the...insides of the finger are sticking out like that?

The Great and Powerful Oz: Oh yeah, that's just the fat and tissue swelling up out of the skin.

Me: (ulp)

TGAPO: Be sure to scrub it two to four times a day--really get in there and get all that crust out. Use a nail brush if you have to, to get all the way in there.

Me: That's gonna hurt like hell.

TGAPO: (cheerful) Yep! I imagine it will.

But at least he hooked me up with some Darvocet. And the football player with the split chin across the hall was a big ol' baby about his stitches. The projectile vomiting guy, he wasn't much fun to be around. There was only one screaming child--excellent, considering the number of children there.

So I did what any reasonable adult would do on the way home--I stopped at Gangland H.E.B. and got some Cap'n Crunch. Yes, with crunchberries. Did you even need to ask?


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Aug. 20th, 2003 04:27 am (UTC)
You poor thing! I don't know what's up with those ER guys -- when I totaled my car several years ago and Richard and I were in the ER, a guy came in with a sliced finger from trying to assemble a desk with a knife or somesuch. The doctor started stitching him up without drawing the curtain between him and us. There was blood everywhere. We drew the curtain for him. This seems to be the season for proofer hand injuries -- hope you're better on all counts soon!
Aug. 22nd, 2003 06:10 am (UTC)
Ouch! Those ER docs are sadists aren't they? At least they gave you the Darvocet and I say yay! to Cap'n Crunch. Hope your pinkie is better soon.

Maybe you should hire Fred Sand to take on those negligent mandoline makers.
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