For those of you following the blog regularly you may remember a couple weeks ago when I had a nasty encounter with river. I am happy to report that the deep gash in my leg that required 14 stitches to sew up is healing nicely.
Last weekend I was a little stressed about getting the stitches out, since I’ve never bothered to get a primary care physician. I know. Laziness at its best. It was either urgent care or the BFF. Well, once she got her YouTube doctorate in removing stitches, this commenced:
A pair of tweezers, some new and sanitized, sharp eyebrow clippers, and voila! What would have at the very least cost $35 turned into $0. And apparently, at least according to our friends’ experiences, I got a much gentler removal. Usually when they remove stitches at the UC or elsewhere, they bleed. Not so with mine.
So the stitches are out, the wound is healing, I think the scar will be minimal. Most importantly, I’ll be ready for some serious scuba and snorkel in Hawaii.
It’s odd how you take so many little things for granted, like being able to run up and down the stairs, walking without crutches, walking without your leg throbbing, and not having to carry a bag of ice with you wherever you go.
I certainly won’t be floating in a river sans raft again.
Okay fellow injury sufferers. Your turn to dish. What’s the craziest injury you’ve ever had? How did you acquire it? What’s the one thing you missed the most while you recovered from that injury?