Thursday, March 22, 2007

Carrots - episode three

Day three of the saga, and I've just removed the big fat dressing. All was fine until I got to the last layer, where the pad was actually in contact with the cut. At this point I discovered that when the paramedic made it bleed again while cleaning it, it actually carried on oozing after it was wrapped up and when this dried it stuck the pad very firmly to my finger. I managed to prize it off eventually, but the area now looks very much like it has a thin layer of plasticy stuff still stuck to it which bothers me slightly. Even if it's just the way the blood has dried, there's no doubt that the tape he stuck over it has been oozed on good and proper, and is now trapped nicely under the top layer of blood. The whole thing looks frankly manky and I don't think I'm ever going to get the tape off next week without causing it to open up again, so I'm going to have to leave it on until it comes off of its own accord when I'm finally allowed to wash it again. Plus, I still can't use the finger to type or do anything else useful as it won't bend properly and doesn't like having pressure put on it. At least I might be able to get my gloves on now if I'm careful, so my hand won't be turning blue anymore (I kid you not, yesterday it was distinctly blueish-purple when I got home).

Apologies for the graphic description, but if I have to put up with it then so do all of you I'm afraid! Plus I need something to remind me in years to come that I should never buy carrots again...

1 comment:

Juicy said...

Anyone for carrot soup?

Remind me to keep the crudites away from you on Saturday!