The Crazy Suburban Mom: Hearing you're getting Percocet isn't the best thing about cutting off the end of your finger...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hearing you're getting Percocet isn't the best thing about cutting off the end of your finger...

It's hearing you didn't mini-me the end of your finger-bone, too.

Wait, let me back up...

Seems I can't ever to go to my doctor for anything normal. You know what I mean? A cold, a migraine, a nice case of intractable diarrhea, perhaps? But no... The last thing that woman saw me for was The Cyst Named Verna.

If you remember that post, my apologies. If you don't remember and want to read about Verna here's a link but take my advice; don't go!

And today is no different. Today I go see her because I cut the end of my finger off. And it's like a week old besides... And I'm speculating that looking at a week old pruned off finger  might be the  only thing worse than being eye to eye with a freshly pruned off finger.

While the bandages are getting smaller...

The finger is curiously getting larger...

And is beginning to look less finger-shaped and more like an MLB baseball bat. Plus, the pain. What can I say about the pain here? I'm not a baby. I fell asleep while getting a tattoo (and no, I'm not kidding). But this here finger pain business is getting to me.

I couldn't sleep anymore. A pillow would fall on it and I would wake up. I would hit something in my sleep and suddenly I'm dreaming the state of North Dakota fell on it. Even driving - Putting on the blinkers was crazy awful. Since that uses the left hand and 'the' finger is on my left hand I'm attempting to only drive in straight lines which is, of course, ridiculous.

So I just go this morning, knowing I can't explain why it took me a week.

I didn't really know what was going to happen when I got there, what they could even do for me - I assumed nothing - but I wasn't expecting to need an X-Ray because "the bone's awful close there" and as soon as she said that it hurt like skatey-eight times more.

Plus, I dunno hearing that sentence about "the bone" just grossed me out more than the whole ampufest already did; which is saying something because it's been a real Double Quarter Pounder (with cheese and could you put extra pickles on that) Meal and could you supersize that of gross to me from the get go.

So she wrote me a prescription for an antibiotic, for the pain med (because I must have looked like I hadn't slept in days) and sent me down the hall for the X-Ray... Which thankfully was fine because I'd already decided that no one was allowed to touch the end of my finger, ever, ever, ever, bone damage or not. Didn't matter to me, the consequences, the finger was untouchable. Period.

So, Tracy you didn't dispatch the end of your finger bone while chopping that onion, was the best thing ever to hear. I promise you it was better than I felt knowing I could sleep tonight without having to worry that I would wake up in the middle of the night because my hand felt like some big square state just fell on it. It was better than knowing I had an antibiotic and now maybe my finger would stop looking like a baseball bat. It was even better than knowing someone won't have to touch it. Just knowing I don't have to think about "how close the bone is" ever, ever again (ever) is better than anything at the

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ladyjanewriter 2/12/10, 8:52 AM  

1) I'm glad you went to the doc.

2) Don't ever dilly-dally over anything like this again.

3) Your doc is awesome for being so patient.

4) Sometimes the high tolerance for pain thing can be a wee bit of a curse.

5) If it doesn't improve, please go back to a doc.

OK, done nagging. :-) Enjoy the meds.

Lin 2/12/10, 9:01 AM  

Oh, gees, Tracy, you did a doozy on that onion AND your finger. Maybe you ought to stick to plastic knives.

Uh, I didn't read about Verna just yet because I was just gonna eat my breakfast, but I had a fibroid named Lamarr. Is that kinda the same thing? (And just in case you are wondering--Lamarr and I had to part our ways)

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique 2/12/10, 10:08 AM  

Aaaccckkk. . . .OMG! So sorry! I dated a boy in high scholl that had cut off 3 fingers on his hand - so he didn't order a class ring because he didn't want to wear the ring on his other hand! Also, my bro-in-law cut off a finger in the car door when he was younger AND, my hubby cut off his bit toe and the next one too it when we lived in San Diego and he was mowing the grass in back yard near the canyon and slipped on the Ice Plant - wearing only tennis shoes - yikes stripes!! Heal well!!

Maureen 2/12/10, 11:20 AM  

Peace of mind makes everything feel better!

CastoCreations 2/12/10, 3:53 PM  

I am only able to half read stomach is turning. And it's almost lunch time. This is why I never became a nurse like my mother. I cannot handle this kind of thing. I hope hubby is ALWAYS home to handle any injury my son gets because I tend to freeze at the sight of blood.

Jen 2/12/10, 8:37 PM  

I had to first go and read about Verna. I could tell you stories about cysts that would make Verna seem like a great friend. Don't ask, my ass still hurts.

I'm glad you saw the doctor and she gave you good drugs and fun drugs (the best kind even if all they do is make you sleep). I hope you feel better soon and you can start making turns when you drive.

Janiss 2/13/10, 2:52 AM  

I'm not sure that even GOOD drugs were worth what you went through! I would have been off the same day I sliced that finger to get it fixed up... but then, I probably wouldn't have scored the good, mind-bending stuff, either.

I just want to say, I've had one or two Icky Things Growing Inside Of Me That Weren't Supposed to Be There, but I had no desire to name them. I just wanted them out so I could go back to normal, good health! After owning a number of pets, I know that Once You Name It, It Belongs To You.

The Elegant Thrifter 2/13/10, 8:46 AM  

Did someone say Percoset? My finger hurts, too!

Feel better! Stan

J Sedai 2/15/10, 8:53 AM  

sort of new here, have been laughing (I mean admiring) from afar, WAY AFAR (in Japan), I linked in from LJ's blog. And I'm here to offer support as a fellow finger tip chopper off survivor. I did it to my right index finger about 4 yrs ago on a mandolin chopper with the jullian blade, and no I wasn't using the guard, because I was jullianing a carrot and they are tall so your hand is WAY far from the sharp (till you get to the end). so after 4 hrs of uncontrollable bleeding I headed to the ER and they were going to cauterize it to make it stop but when the shot it up full of numbing stuff and made my finger triple in circumference thus cutting off all circulation problem solved. anyway I have a good sized spot of numb ness still on that finger. OH an last summer I hacked into my thumb so much I needed 4 stitches, and now that finger has a numb patch too! SO don't feel bad about it, I've done worse! and I still have LOTS of knives! and other fun sharp things!!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 2/15/10, 9:28 AM  

Casto - I know, it's awful... I am SO sorry!

Jen, UGH, the worst. And really the only thing that could have made that cyst worse whould have been if it had been on my ass, which by the way my doctor told me they usually are. So I was thanking heaven for small favors that day.

Stan, I'm not even going to tell you to go cut something off to go get some! I'm not even going to go there! You nut!

J Sedai - I'm going to go over to your blog right away because I read A LOT of blogs from japan. There are many things that interest me there. The food, the art the craft - dont even get me started on the crafting - I spent about 3 hours and I'm not kidding searching for japanese crochet patterns yesterday and at amazon japan. Google translate is a wonderful thing! But yes, I totally understand - It took me quite a while to stop the bleeding and the first thing my doctor asked me when she saw me...

Let me guess, a slicer?


Nichay 2/15/10, 2:45 PM  

Your story reminds me of a little thing that happened to me one time. I got my finger stuck in a tiki torch. Yes laugh, because I am. Seriously though when we finally got my finger out I thought I was going to have to have it cut off completely. Thank the Lord I didn't.

michelle 2/17/10, 8:07 PM  

I know how you feel...i cut the tip on my finger being stupid and my dr did the same stuff....but praise the lord ur ok

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