who knew doing dishes could be so dangerous?
Oh, I knew.
I’ve had run-ins with dishes before. Many times, far worse than today. Luckily for me, I have a little experience in MacGyver-style field dressings. And it’s a good thing too, because I’ve done it again. Quite accidentally, I can assure you, I have sliced my finger open on the dishwasher.
No, not on a knife, or broken dish—although I’ve done that far too many times before. I’ve broken mixing bowls over my hand while washing them, sliced myself while cutting vegetables, smashed a glass baking dish and then cut myself trying to catch it as it fell. Yes, I am an expert at kitchen disasters. But I have never once cut myself while opening the dishwasher. I don’t even think I could recreate the accident if a tried.
And I did.
I tried to find the catalyst for my disaster with no luck. It was just one of those things that only seem to happen to me.
Luckily (again) I was taught “do it yourself” medicine by one of the best—my mom. As a nurse, Mom was always prepared for the common cuts and scrapes with disinfectant, and some toilet paper and Scotch tape! I don’t know why we never seemed to have band aids at home when I was a kid, but in keeping with the family tradition, I whipped out the Charmin and piece of clear packing tape and got to work.
I’m sure I’ll live. It hurt pretty badly for a while, and it continues to bleed anytime I bump it too hard on anything (like my laptop keys or my other fingers.) But I’m pretty resilient. I once taped a pretty nasty cut closed with the sticky parts of several band aids, instead of getting stitches. I mean, who has time for a trip to the emergency room? Not me!
I suppose this means I’m actually very well equipped to move to the farm. Or Bosnia. Either way, I’m pretty good at dressing wounds. My own anyway.
When I wasn’t slicing and dicing my extremities today, I was organizing and doing laundry. I’ve yet to discover a way to cause trouble or get injured folding clothes, but it it’s out there, I promise I will find it. And when I do, I’ll be sure to let you know!
Until the next time…I’ll be checking pockets for sharp objects…very carefully!