Set the scene - I decided to kill two birds with one stone by dropping my old chainset off at Lloydi's work at Broughton and then take my 70yo father to the retail park for his 1 day shopping trip of the year to get Mums xmas pressie.
Park up and as I get out of the car a gust of wind catches and slams the door shut. I felt a dull thud as a walked away then a sharp pain, looked down at my blood soaked hand and thought 'that doesn't look right!' When I looked back at the door the end of my finger was still in the gap! but the middle finger of the OTHER hand this time
Now I had 3 issues...... 1, Dad faints at the sight of blood (some hard Glaswegian he is!!!) 2, didn't want to call an ambulance in case Buffypara turned up an wet herself laughing. 3, Dad doesn't drive, so it was interesting trying to drive with 1 hand raised to the Countess A&E.
They are unable to save it so they sent me home yesterday wth an open stump and will be doing an Op today under local where they'll 'nibble back the bone' (their phrase ) so they can get enough skin to wrap it.
Absolutely gutted but on the plus side as an amputee I'm going to submit my entry to the Paralympics 2012 ;D
now I know some of you gore freaks will say this post is useless without pics so here goes.
Look away if sqeemish - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
Ian D ... or 'Bysedd' when in Cymru :-P May all your trails be dry and point downwards ;D ......... Shamai !
Strangely enough, we were talking about off-shore workers (platforms and ships) loosing bits of finger last week. Best was the trainer explaining to a group of apprentices that if they put their finger through this hole they would be sure to loose it, and then did exactly that. Can't believe you did it with a car door.
You will survive, but that is a nasty injury and whilst there may have been an element of your own inattention, I think you were bloody unlucky.
2, didn't want to call an ambulance in case Buffypara turned up an wet herself laughing.
Nearly wet myself laughing at the write up
Sorry to hear about this...it is an extreme way of making sure Trace does all the Xmas cooking, I'd hate to think of the damage you could do with a carving knife
The thing is Buffy, I'm normally not a clumsy person but the last month I've been stubbing toes, banging heads on cupboards etc the list is endless.
As long is I keep my bike balance though I'll be fine ;D
gotta say though, the post Op pain is far worse than the initial injury poppin painkillers like smarties. I was in theatre for an hour yesterday all done with a local anaesthetic so I could hear/see what they were doing, although I had to turn away when they used a small metalwork file to rasp away the end of the bone to get enough skin to wrap over it.
I was able to hold the hand of an extremely attractive student nurse throughout the Op which was lovely................. I think his name was Alan ;D ;D