Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Jagged relief

Nothing's quite as nice as finally getting that chunk of glass out of your finger after it's been there for over 24 hours.

I got sprayed with glass when recycling some Snapple bottles yesterday. I initially thought that I had gotten it all out, but later on, once the first round of bleeding ended, I noticed that my finger started bleeding again whenever I touched it, which led me to believe that there was still a piece of glass somewhere in my finger. This persisted through tonight, so finally a few moments ago I decided to just reopen the wound with an X-acto knife and peroxide. After a little poking and wiggling, I was able to expose the glass shard and pull it out with my left hand's fingernails. Hooray for home surgery! It's amazing how much better it looks already after being cleaned up a bit.

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