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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Out Of Commission


A few years ago I cut the tip of my finger off with the lawnmower. It has an infection in it now I guess. Unknown how that happened though. It is swollen and red, very painful. So I am not able to do anything this week except go to work and a few chores one handed. I probably should go to the doctor but I am hoping it will just get better on its own.(-: The last thing I want is someone touching it!
So I will be "lurking" around here enjoying your blogs(-:
It is raining here so no gardening anyhow! Have a great rest of your week!!!

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18 comments:

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I hope your finger feels better. If it's not better soon it might be good to get it checked out. You wouldn't want to miss out any gardening because of a sore finger :)

Peggy said...

If you have an infection you should get it checked out it may not get better on its own!Take care

concretenprimroses said...

Please be very careful! If it isn't better in a day go to the doctor right away. Also if you feel any side effects such as dizzyness or confusion, go to the emergency room immediately.
My husband had a swollen knee years ago and it was a staff infection. We went to the emergency room at 10 pm and they admitted him much to our surprise. He could have died if we'd waited til morning.
Kathy

pammiejo said...

Cindee - don't put off going to the doctor too long - please! Take care of yourself - we hope to hear good news soon! PAM

Rick a.k.a. Rabone said...

OW! And OUCH even. Sorry to hear an old wound is acting up. You have some good advice already posted, so I will not repeat. Take care of that hand Cindee.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Cindee, that sounds bad. As much as I hate going to the Dr., the thought of something really bad going wrong makes me go.

Please have it checked out. Keep us updated.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Cindee, that sounds bad. As much as I hate going to the Dr., the thought of something really bad going wrong makes me go.

Please have it checked out. Keep us updated.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Ouch! I hope it gets better too. You may have to have it opened up though.Take care now.
Lona

WiseAcre said...

I've considered doing that but can't get up enough courage to do so.

I hit a fingertip full force dead on with a 5 lb. hammer once. You'd think it would have turned 'dead' but it's super sensitive instead.

Grace Peterson said...

Yikes Cindy. My well-wishes are coming your way. Have you considered that you might need antibiotics? Any red streaks running up your arm?

Keep us posted.

CiNdEe said...

Hi All,
Thanks for the suggestions.(-: I am keeping a close eye on it. Our school nurse is there today so going to have her take a look at it. Seems like something is in it maybe. I may have done that over the weekend when I was doing a lot of raking/cleanup and rock hauling. oh well life is hard when you play in the dirt(-:

WiseAcre,
I know what you mean! Cutting off part of my finger just made it more sensitive I should have cut it all off to prevent bumping it into things....
ouchie for your finger!! That doesn't sound very fun_)-:

Cozy Little House said...

My grandmother did that when I was a kid. Like to scared me to death. Feel better soon, Cindee. And please go to the doctor if it isn't better pretty quick!
Brenda

Tootsie said...

YOU GET YOUR BUM INTO A DOCTOR GIRL....AN INFECTION IS NOTHING TO IGNORE!!!
I had a bike accident when I was a kid...had spokes in the back of my leg...it healed and a few months later ended up infected...turned out I had a piece of metal from my spokes stuck in there and they ended up making me sick!!! get to the doctor!!!

Tootsie said...

we love you and don't want to see you sick or hurting!!!

My Little Family: said...

You may need antibiotics to get better. If it doesn't heal soon please go get it checked out. Watch for that red line thing people talk about that indicates blood posioning too. Take care.

Meadowview Thymes said...

I am so sorry Cindee. Feel better and take care, but don't wait too long before going to the doctor!

GardenJoy4Me said...

This is ME reading backwards ? Normal people start at the bottom but I start at the top ..
OMG !!!!!!!!!! You poor thing !!!
I can't imagine how painful that was girl .. but now you have seen the doctor and things will get better SOON ! OUCH !!
Take better care of yourself girl !
Joy : )
Mista G says he is sorry you have gone through such a bad patch .. and YES ! The rest of the garden guys are rooting for you too !
Joy

Jennifer said...

You know me girl - a nurse in a high school - I get into that gross stuff - plus I am a mom of 2 grown sons - so many trips to the ER my dad wanted to give me gift certificates!!! Wish I could give you a hug and make you a cup of tea...get better soon, Jennifer