Oh man. I have quite the story. It is not often in life that we can pinpoint an exact second where things went wrong. Bad days, bad relationships, bad projects are all so vague and fluid, you can't think back and see exactly the freeze frame where stuff took a turn. So I guess that makes my "partial finger amputation" special :)
Don't worry, that is as gruesome as I will get, but yes that is what my official discharge papers say... Anyways at exactly 1:15 on a nice sunny Tuesday afternoon I had a bit of an accident. I was making a scenic design model and the exacto knife slipped, it is a pretty typical professional hazard considering how many hours we spend cutting away. I think I kept pretty cool despite the wreckage. I was home alone, no car and no bus coming, so I decided to run to the medical office on campus. Can you just picture it? My hand all wrapped up suspiciously in a dish towel, raised up in the air as I run like a crazy lady in my skirt and frilly flats. Yeah, I got some weird looks. But I made the uphill mile run while imagining what was under the towel with out fainting which I feel rather proud about. Fast forward 7 hours (after being sent on to the ER, lots of stress, not a lot of medical care, 5 shots of meds resulting in the most pain I can remember) and I am sent home all taped and bandaged up safe and sound.
I am just so thankful that all my nerves and bones are ok and I will make a full recovery (eventually). This experience has taught me just how hands on my work really is and how important that is to me. So thank you universe. And thank you to my hospital hand holders; dear cousin and Mr A.
All that is done with but I still have the aftercare of redressing, icing, meds, the whole plastic wrapped hand in the shower business and it kinda bums me out. Definitely not fun. And certainly the opposite of stylish. So I found myself curious as to what was out there for the injured seeking style. Voila, a lighthearted curation of fashionable beauties for the wounded. Who knew?
- Band aids by fashion designersCynthia Rowley and Alexandre Herchcovitch.
- A cute cosmetic bag to store all your gear. In my case gauze, gauze applicator, bandages, neosporin, meds, steristrips, not to mention my neat little plastic finger cast doodad.
- Colorful self adhesive bandages.
- Golden cold pack cover. 100% recycled too!
Have a wonderful day, and I hope that this inspires you to seek a little joy in whatever scrapes come your way.