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Don't cook when you're half asleep!

post #1 of 15
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Ug.. This morning I did a dumb thing.. I was half asleep trying to cook breakfast and I knocked a knife off the stove and tried to catch it.

Instead it flipped around and cut the top of my knuckle on my left hand. I washed it, put ointment on it and put a bandage on it.
I got to work and that's when the pain set it

When I changed the band-aid it was deeper then I thought.

So now I'm debating on going to the ER to get it stitched up.
I hate needles more then anything in the world! I'd almost rather deal with a nasty scar. Plus, with it being on my knuckle, they'll probably just put that glue on it anyways..

Not the way I wanted my day to start!
post #2 of 15
I'm sorry to hear about your accident with the knife!! for you. I would get it looked at just in case. I hope it heals fast!!
post #3 of 15
Oh no! Can you put butterfly tape on it? I hope it heals well.
post #4 of 15
After years of clumsiness I have developed an instinctive reaction when things fall near me - I jump back. It's saved my toes from knives, forks, frozen food, and bricks countless times (didn't help me when I dropped a table on my foot, though).

I suggest everyone hone up on that skill!

How wide is the cut? If it's fairly wide then, yes, getting some stitches may be a good idea.
post #5 of 15
Ouch! That's the sort of thing I would do. I hope it heals up quickly!
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
Oh no! Can you put butterfly tape on it? I hope it heals well.
I did that just about 30 mins ago. I also wrapped it in gauze and put a splint on my finger to keep it straight
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
After years of clumsiness I have developed an instinctive reaction when things fall near me - I jump back. It's saved my toes from knives, forks, frozen food, and bricks countless times (didn't help me when I dropped a table on my foot, though).

I suggest everyone hone up on that skill!

How wide is the cut? If it's fairly wide then, yes, getting some stitches may be a good idea.
It's about 1 and 1/2 inch long and all the way to the bone

I did a number on it
post #7 of 15
Here are some healing vibes for you!

Please stick to something easier to prepare until you wake up in the morning
post #8 of 15
I worked in a restaurant like 5 years ago and I was putting away a knife and it slipped and cut 3 of my knuckles and it was pretty deep. I went to the hospital and all they did was put those steri-strips on it and tell me not to put my hand in water for a couple days.

Hopefully yours feels better soon.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
After years of clumsiness I have developed an instinctive reaction when things fall near me - I jump back. It's saved my toes from knives, forks, frozen food, and bricks countless times (didn't help me when I dropped a table on my foot, though).

I suggest everyone hone up on that skill!

How wide is the cut? If it's fairly wide then, yes, getting some stitches may be a good idea.
LOL! That's my first reaction too. Quick spread my feet apart and NOT catch whatever falls! Especially canned foods on my feet.

Feel better Hope you don't need stitches.
post #10 of 15
It happens to the best of us, lol

Hope it all works out...
post #11 of 15
Are you up to date on your tetanus shot?
post #12 of 15
Ouch I have done that myself. If it is all the way to the bone. You should have a doctor take a look at it.
post #13 of 15
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Ouch I have done that myself. If it is all the way to the bone. You should have a doctor take a look at it.
Bone infection is nothing to risk.
post #14 of 15
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Are you up to date on your tetanus shot?
Yeap! Sure am!
post #15 of 15
I agree you need to get it checked out. Especially if the cut is on the knuckle and that deep, it's going to have a hard time closing by itself and infection is a big concern.

I, like catlover19, cut myself and good while cutting cucumbers when I worked in a restaruant. The knife slipped and I cut my middle finger (first digit) to the bone and even sliced through part of my fingernail from the side. It bled like crazy, but didn't really hurt at first. My manager reluctantly sent me to the ER (yes, the cucumbers were thrown away since they looked like christmas decorations...all green and red), and they just put those strips on it to hold it together, but they also gave me antibiotics to fight any infections. So, stitches may not be needed, but you still need to have it looked at.
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