Well, the pumpkin soup is essentially finished, but not put through the blender yet … I ended up getting Lisa to heat up a can of soup for me to eat with some homemade damper fresh from the oven. It didn’t get finished because Lisa couldn’t stand the smell of the soup (it has a teaspoon of cumin in it, and she can’t bear the smell apparently!). Anyway, the reason I couldn’t get to finish it myself is because I had a small accident in the kitchen with the meat cleaver!
All limbs are still attached, but I did manage to slice right through the nail in the middle of my finger (the finger next to my little finger, thankfully on my left hand) … luckily my reflexes kicked in a bit so I managed to not take the top of my finger off! Needless to say there was a fair bit of blood, and I broke out in a nauseous sweat thinking I was going to pass out. But after I stopped the bleeding, I called out to Lisa to give me a hand with some Savlon and a large band-aid. She wanted to take me to see a doctor, but I figured the bleeding had stopped, and they could hardly stitch it, so there was no point. The nail itself seems to be sliced right through, but as long as I keep something covering it while it grows out, I figure it should be alright (although perhaps a tetanus shot may be worthwhile hmmm).
The pain was pretty intense for a while, but my nursemaid Lisa made me sit down and drink a soft drink to give me some sugar and fluids in my system (apparently I was as pale as a ghost). I then had something to eat and took a couple of Nurofen and eventually the pain eased off, and is so far OK as long as I don’t touch the nail with anything. I got stir-crazy and sat looking at my hand, and figured I just might be able to stitch (much to Lisa’s amazement as I’d been ordered to sit down and rest without doing anything … but I just couldn’t do it). Anyway, sure enough it was a bit uncomfortable at first getting used to holding the needle differently so I didn’t touch that finger, but I actually managed to get a fair bit stitched tonight! I think it helped to calm me and take my mind off my injury more than anything else!
Here’s the result of my stitching efforts tonight … I’m now hitting the hay after taking another couple of Nurofen to help me rest during the night. Fingers crossed tomorrow it will still be relatively painfree, otherwise I just might have to make a visit to the local medical centre …