Thursday, August 30, 2012
How I hurt my hand
So I grasp the stroller in my left hand and use the blade to cut the plastic. But like a dumbass, I held the stroller with my hand in the direction I was cutting. Those plastic ties were thick, so I mustered my strength to force the edge of the knife through the strap. Of course once the razor-sharp blade broke through the plastic, it continued on into my hand, about a half-inch deep.
It hurt like hell and started bleeding profusely. Luckily, my brother's a registered nurse, so he was able to patch me up pretty good. The cut still hasn't healed completely, but at least I didn't have to get stitches. The injury did kind of put a damper on the rest of the day, though.
I hesitated to tell my wife about my injury at first. I don't know why; I guess I didn't want her to freak out or anything. When I did tell her, she took it very calmly--and threatened me with bodily harm if I ever tried to hide another injury from her. I'll be sure to let her know right away if I ever injure myself again. In the meantime, I'm staying away from sharp objects.