Sunday, September 02, 2007

Thumb update

My thumb is so messed up. Yesterday, the wife wrapped it thickly with gauze. That prevented me from bending it at the knuckle where it is cut. When I woke up this morning, the pain had let up and I was feeling much better. But I got over confident and removed my bandage.

Actually, it didn't look bad, it just needed some air. You couldn't even see the wound, mixed all in with my wrinkled-up knuckles.

But then at church, I reached down and grabbed my cup of coffee off the floor and — pop! — I bent my thumb, the wound burst open, and blood started gushing again. The pain was excruciating. I probably will have to get some stitches; it's only so long before I'll bend my thumb again and reopen the wound.

Ug. I've got a long week ahead. It's my Wacom hand (though it didn't keep me from writing another 600 more words today on my early chapter book).

1 comment:

rindawriter said...

You could try buddy wrapping the thumb close against your first finger, to help stop the moving. And a Steri-Strip or too. Just use the hydrogen peroxide on it even if it stings, "wave" it around, let dry, then Bacitracin and Neosporin and then Steri-Strip.

Try then to keep it dry as possible. Means other folks have to do the dishes!!!!

My left hand is my Wacom hand also. Glad to hear the story is coming along!