Somedays you shouldn't get out of bed.....

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   Posted 11/6/2004 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
This morning the weather was absolutely terrific. The night had been chilly enough that waking up in a painless position, laying on the 320 tc sheets, (I'm a sheet snob.), and just warm enough under the quilt, I thought, "Why get up?".
I entertained thoughts of going down to the quilt store but didn't really want to drive so I decided to use my rotary cutter to cut out some quilt pieces. Big mistake. Should have stayed in bed or gone to the quilt store.
Those ladies that have been here since last year may well remember how I sliced open my left index finger with my rotary cutter. I went and bought guards for my rulers.
And those that can remember back to 2000, may also remember how I cut that same finger using a bagel cutter, the purpose of which is to not cut yourself.
Well, today I sliced that same finger, only this time it was much worse. I sorta just looked at it when it started bleeding everywhere and I ran into the bathroom for a cloth to put pressure on it. Didn't help much and I knew I'd have to go to the hospital. I am a chicken when it comes to blood and almost passed out at the mere thought of having stitches. I even tried my trusty butterfly bandages but they failed me.
I threw my clothes on and then realized I couldn't go through any of this without coffee. I filled up my biggest thermo-mug and then fell up against it and the whole thing splashed all over my kitchen. I threw a towel over it and left.
The drs and nurses were really nice in ER. Unfortunately, my b/p was 210/98 and they were more worried about that than my finger. They couldn't understand how the mere thought of stitches terrified me. I had even taken a Valium before I left home and it wasn't working.
The nurse came in and asked me a question I had avoided answering in a long, long time. I wasn't pleased when she asked me the dreaded, "How long has it been since you last had a tetnus shot?" I could tell from her face that she didn't like my answer of, "Oh, 34-35 years". I didn't like the look of her face when she said, "That record ends today".
I was actually shocked when they determined that the slice of the finger, though extensive, could be glued in place and not stitched. Glued? When did this start? I thought he was joking until he came back with the glue. It started bleeding this evening but I'm ready for another pain pill and heading back to the bed.
Oh, since the hospital was further south of me than the quilt store, I went where I should have gone first thing in the morning. I still had that stupid orange hospital bracelet on and the ladies wanted to know what was up. I explained what happened and they voted the me the "most persistant quilter". I also inquired about an item I had only heard of and found out it really does exist. It is a chain mail glove so you don't cut yourself. You can be sure I ordered one today and hope it comes in soon.
I was wondering if it was okay to post some of the goings-on in teenytinytown. It's been really interesting around here for some time.  And another one for those who can remember, fire ants. I swear to God some of them hitched a ride on my Ryder truck and came here to start trouble.
As for the moral of this story, there is none. Stupid is as stupid does and I proved it.
Love, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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   Posted 11/6/2004 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Jo-Ann! I missed you! I'm glad they glued you back together. Do be careful, darlin.'

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   Posted 11/7/2004 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Goodness Jo-Ann.  When the good Lord gave you ten fingers I think He meant for you to keep ten fingers.  Glad you ordered the glove, now I'd like to know do they make that in a full body size?  Love your stories.  Hugs, Libby

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   Posted 11/7/2004 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Jo-Ann, the day it is not ok to post teenytinytown is the last day I come here. I can not figure out how you have all these bad things happen, and still make me laugh so hard over it. I will never forget your fire ant story. These are the things that made our boards have heart. You bring back that warm feeling that has always been the keystone of our boards. Caring women looking for solutions not problems, with a good chuckle along the way. Thanks so much for this timely reminder. Love and Hugs, Joyce
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   Posted 11/7/2004 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Jo-Ann, As usual, you never cease to crack me up! I love you girlfriend, and I'll bet that was "crazy" glue they used!! LOL!! Be careful! L&H, Gail

 It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.   Elisabeth Kubler Ross

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   Posted 11/7/2004 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   

fJi Jo-Ann,

First, I'm glad they used the glue. Never heard of that either. Be careful. If you ever do need stitches though, I had them the day we opened our second Curves. I slammed it in the door and had 5 or 6 stitches. It did not hurt. Honest! What did hurt was the shot they gave me to deaden to pain. I bled all over the K-Mart parking lot. Our Mikki was helping me with the stitches in Myrtle I am always doing something sis. Love your stories though, but please quit hurting yourself. Love, Di

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   Posted 11/8/2004 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jo-Ann..

We love to hear about Teeny Tiny Town ! And about all your adventures. Please be careful
with that rotary cutter and watch out for those evil Fire Ants !


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   Posted 11/8/2004 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Jo-Ann called me first thing this morning to tell me I could not go away again. She says every time I go away something dreadful happens to her. LOL. I had not gotten to the computer yet, so I got to hear the story in great detail. I am glad they have the gloves but somehow I cannot picture cutting those tiny little cuts with gloves on. I think you can post about teenytown but some of the goin's on there may not be postable from what you told me. I can be a hot little town. LOL Fire ants need to be explained to those who do not have them inhabiting their territory. They are the bane of this earth. Hugs and a kiss for the boo boo, MK

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