Friday, 28 February 2014

Ouch!

The day started normally and had a free lesson this morning to do some reports.  However I needed to take some home to do tonight.  So I picked up the box of 25 quite full sketchbooks and walked to the fire exit and put the box on the counter.  Opened the fire exit and as I picked up the box it slipped out of my hands and as it was falling it swung and the weight of 25 books fell forward too and it caught my little finger on my left which took the whole of the weight of the whole box and pulled it sharply sideways towards the floor.  Ouch!
Looked it at, no blood, cut etc but there was a sharp pain which seemed ok so I carried on.  I had my Year 10 group after break so the use of my hand was not in as much demand as usual as they are working on their final piece..  I did get some ice and put it in the accident book.
It was not until a colleague saw it (as she was on her way to the fracture clinic for an update on her shoulder after one of her dairy cows ran in to her.....honestly) that it was suggested it might be worse than I thought. Well...... it seemed a bit much but I asked about leaving straight after school instead of attending the training session as it was not long until the end of the day..
I went straight to the minor injuries clinic and they were brilliant.
I had an x-ray where the radiographer tried to straighten said fingers and I shot through the roof, which led me to believe yep this is not normal.  I waited some time as the x-ray was emailed  to Treliske Hospital in Truro.
When I was asked to go back to the clinic room I was told that I had fractured my finger but the delay had been due to a bone cyst showing up on the x-ray and the fracture had gone straight through it!  They were deciding what to do.  Hence the post title  "OUCH!".
So I now have to go to Treliske next Wednesday to see if the cyst is benign or not.  Brilliant.  I am left handed, for something so small it hurts like hell and my whole hand has swollen across the back and palm.  My other fingers and knuckles hurt and are swollen so I really did a good job in about 2 seconds!  So it is official....marking is not good for your health and on rare occasions can be dangerous (ha ha, got to keep smiling).
I am sure all will be ok but I was due to start my sketchbook for my evening class exam in April and I am supposed to be doing lots of observational drawing.  Not sure what will happen there but I might know more after Wednesday.
So no more sewing this month but luckily I had finished my final piece for the coursework yesterday evening (Wednesday).
Such is life.
Take care.
xx


6 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh bugger...........hope everything goes ok.......

Ali said...

Oh dear hope your not in too much pain. Hope all goes well with the cyst. Take care of you.
Ali xx

Wendy said...

will be praying for a quick recovery and that the cyst is benign...ouch is a perfect word to apply to situation...hopefully all goes well and you will be back to drawing, marking and stitching very soon...

Crochet Bliss said...

Yikes! Sounds like you had a rough day. I hope your hand gets better soon, and I'll pray that the cyst is just a harmless little thing!

Jill Eudaly said...

The hazards of art, heavy sketchbooks! I hope you are on the mend soon. Good luck at the clinic.

Toffeeapple said...

You poor thing, I hope the pain goes quickly and that the cyst is benign.

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