In [the garden] no one can hear you screem…

Jeez!  Sometimes I really scare myself.  This morning I was out cutting off the spent lavender spikes with my favorite trusty Corona pruning shears… and got my finger in just for good measure… Now I am not one to shout out with OMG lightly, but standing there looking at the damage I’m certain I uttered the popular outcry more than once, and I meant it too!

It was a 1 inch cut, not deep enough for stitches, so the Dr. used some surgical ‘Super Glue’ to put it back together again and now it is as good as new.

Well, sort of.

Weirdly, it never hurt, not once, and on the end of my finger it should have hurt like h…      er,   A LOT!

Well, at least something good came out of it.  I’m off dish duty for the week!

On second thought, maybe I’ll pick up some dishwashing gloves at the market tomorrow…


Photo Credit:  Click on the picture to take you to the origin of today’s borrowed photograph and human interest article from 2009.  🙂

8 thoughts on “In [the garden] no one can hear you screem…

  1. Lindy says:

    Oh dear! Lynda, Rich also cut himself – yesterday I think it was. He dropped one of his very sharp kitchen knives. I’m glad you didn’t need stitches. Super glue LOL!!!! 😀

    • pixilated2 says:

      Been there and done that too! And they tell you that a dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one!!! REALLY? Where do they get their statistics??? 😮

  2. Rich Fletcher says:

    :))) Glad your okay !!
    I had a moment today too , with one of my best knives… just touched it and sliced myself… got outta the way in time before it took my foot off though ( when I touched it it fell from the countertop 🙂 Yikes.
    Strange.. mine didnt hurt either.

    • pixilated2 says:

      Isn’t it weird that it doesn’t hurt? Maybe cause it was so sharp it was a really ‘clean’ cut? Bob is threatening to take away my pruning shears now too. Well, at least I don’t run with scissors! 😉

  3. Deb W says:

    Transferred this from our other “conversation”… I hope you’re healing well, but a little advice (and, if you already know this just ignore me; )
    Hope you’ve no infection, but in that case, soak in “sea water strength” saline – at least twice a day – for 20 minutes and making sure to put HONEY on your bandage. You will be AMAZED at how it speeds healing! xo D

    • pixilated2 says:

      I knew about the salts, I use Epsom salts for soaking and it works like a miracle without the horrible sting you get with regular salt! I had read about the honey, but have never thought to try it… I have bees (duh) I think I should try it next time. Finger is doing remarkably well. No infection and healing very fast with the “surgical super-glue.” I get infections easily because of my diabetes, so I think I would like to try this next time and save myself the $35. Co-pay! Thanks!

  4. missusk76 says:

    Taking away the pruning shears won’t help. There’s only one way to avoid cuts and bruises.

    Stay in bed. 🙂

    I do hope you are healing well, though. You will have to be extra careful if you have diabetes. Our maintenance man at work was just laid up for 6 weeks after getting an infection from a cut in his foot. He, too, has diabetes but didn’t investigate ‘a little stinging’ right away.

    • pixilated2 says:

      Cindy, I am healed! ANY time from here on out that I get a cut like this I’m going to the clinic and getting it sealed with this surgical glue! It was amazing! It stayed clean, it did not get even a hint of redness and it healed so fast!!! Love this stuff! I do try to be careful, and so far I’ve been able to keep my feet safe, but I will have to start taking better care of my hands too I guess. I hope your maintenance man is well and on the mend now!!! Six weeks? I would go crazy with the boredom and cabin fever!

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