Thursday, January 8, 2009

Trauma

Last night I was making dinner for the fam and wasn't paying attention and totally burned the tip of my middle finger. I think it has to be one of the worst kitchen burns I have ever had. I couldn't take it off ice for longer than a few seconds before it started throbbing. So, Eric gets this genious idea to go to the office and get some Lidocaine to numb it. He had to hurry because I had to leave for YW (yes, I have a new calling) in a few minutes. Now, I am not a wimp. I can take pain. I've had multiple IVs, three epidurals, the list goes on and on.... so I was thinking, it couldn't hurt half as bad. OH MY GOSH, I was so wrong. I was balllllling. Eric shoved that needle in my finger, past the blister and into the tissue below it. Then, he pumped it full of Lidocaine which added to the fluid already building in the blister. It was the most painful thing I have ever experienced. AND after all that pain, it didn't even help. It is still swollen today and it is hurting to type this. I think I am officially changed - I don't know if I will ever be able to let Eric give me a dental injection again.

6 comments:

Kenneth said...

BRUTAL!! Fingers are the worst. I almost cut the tip of mine off selling pest control in Seattle...Long story but it was extremely painful. Hope it heal sooner than later.

Sarah said...

I can't believe how big the blister was and how quickly it formed. You are brave to let Eric inject you... so far I've only let Jon give me shots in my mouth, I think my fingertip might make me a little nervous, especially after hearing your story!

So glad that we are serving together in Young Womens!!!

molly oliver said...

Jose fingers do cause some of the worst pain, that and toes. But I think it is awesome that Eric's dental school could solve all of our medical needs this month. Dr. Eric Brown D.D.S. M.D.

nyclizzie said...

Next time have him bring home a big dose of nitrous oxide first! That would help!!! ;-)

Scott said...

Just get him to do a block in the finger instead of into the blister next time. That would help

Kristen said...

i'm probably spelling this wrong...silver sulphadine cream. i burned my palm pretty darn bad a few years ago and that stuff saved my life.