If you don’t like photos that include blood…do not read further!
So yesterday while rushing to pack my toiletries before going to the airport, I accidentally grabbed at my Venus razor and sliced off a chunk of my finger.
It was non-stop bleeding, and I didn’t want to be late to the airport.
Hairy rushed to wrap it up tightly in some gauze and tape and it was throbbing and stinging like crazy!!!!
While we were checking in our bags at SFO, I started bleeding through my bandages big time. I was scared about grossing everyone out with a big ol’ bloody bandage.
I ran to the ladies’ room after we went thru security (neither of us had to go through the new scary x-ray machine), to unwrap the bandage and put on a new one.
Here’s my finger at the SFO bathroom:
The wound had begun to stick to the non-stick bandage underneath the gauze that was soaked in blood. I didn’t really know what to do, so I just tried to get it off as quickly as possible. OUCH. It started oozing big time again!
I stood in front of the sink, panicking a little, and bleeding everywhere. I called Hairy with my free (right) hand, telling him I didn’t think I could wrap my finger well with only one free hand and that I was annihilating this public sink with my DNA. He said do the best you can and come out.
My hands were shaky from 3 days of sleep deprivation and no breakfast in my system. I laid out a bunch of paper towels and then laid out my gauze and tape. Hairy called saying we had to get on the plane NOW. Knowing I’d probably soak thru everything again, I wrapped it as best I could and then grabbed extra paper towels and ran out.
Surprisingly, no more blood showed through. I did an excellent wrapping job!
When we got to Seattle, Hairy said we should re-bandage it, but I was afraid to re-open the wound again. I kept the same bandages on past my signing at Third Place and my little crochet class (I CAN crochet but it is difficult) and dinner with friends.
I didn’t have the balls to start unwrapping it until after midnight.
I took a shower with the bandages still on to loosen everything up.
Here’s what it looked like under the outer gauze:
I kept soaking it in warm water and spraying it with no-sting kids’ antiseptic spray, trying to loosen more dried blood up.
I got to this point
and had to stop because the supposedly non-stick bandage was melded into my boo-boo!
I didn’t want to deal with another gusher. So I just left it like that and went to bed…..
And left it like that all day.
When I take a shower tonight, I’ll try to loosen it up some more. There’s definitely no skin on it left.
I’m bummed cuz I need to crochet for two holiday craft fairs in the next 2 weeks!! UGH!!! This really slows me down!!!!! I deff can’t type on it and have resorted to using my middle finger instead of my busted pointer finger.
Despite this bummer, I have been having a great time at my book events and hanging out with good friends!