Jan 8, 2011

Cooking: a blood sport.

Last night I decided to cook dinner.  ( just allowing a moment for the shock to set in).

Regular readers of this blog will know this is not something that happens very often as fortunately for me I married a wonderful Chef. I was making a kind of lentil/ tomatoe stew thingy ( its really nice, Chef reckons too). As I was opening a can of organic (this is important later) lentils tragedy struck. Somehow during the opening of said can , it slipped and without going into details there was blood. A whole lotta blood. Along the base of my thumb.

Trying not to panic but with an increasing sense of anxiety, I was waiting for it to start hurting and it wasn't, convinced I was going into shock I forced myself to look at what I had done ( Chef,  kitchen cuts' expert had wrapped it in a towel and was applying pressure) and it was deep- I felt wooooozy.... why wasn't it hurting?

In my mind all kinds of horrifying thoughts like- what if I can never stitch again?? Is it not hurting because I have cut some nerve in half or something?

We drove to the local hospital. We saw a lovely doctor who stitched it up, 4 stitches. My first stitches. Very neat stitching, I might add, beautifully done.

And why didn't it hurt? It was a clean cut. And the lentils were organic. We summised the universe was cutting me some slack.

So no stitching for me for a few days, but all will be fine after that. My stitching hand will make a full recovery. PHEW!

And the silver lining? No washing up for a week.

19 comments:

  1. So there is a silver lining to the whole cooking thing then?

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  2. Upon reading your title alone the hairs on my neck stood up! Ack! Has it begun to hurt yet?
    Well, I suppose this just goes to show that one should go organic :)

    On another note, I don't think I've ever even seen canned lentils...I must have but, my mind is not recalling it at all. Hmmmm, must investigate.

    Glad you will be alright!

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  3. Yikes!! I wish your cut a speedy recovery & get back to your stitching. I hate blood I kinds of went tingly when I read this post. Kylie x

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  4. ooh you need to listen to the Jens Lekman song "your arms around me".

    Go on trust me !

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  5. Jodie that is GOLD, if anyone wants to here it go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DwR2Vrnu0c

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  6. OMG must have been that good organic karma for sure!

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  7. OUCH !! You poor thing, but hey no washing up for a week is pretty exciting- I think you could milk it to 2...
    xo

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  8. Oh you poor sausage. I reckon TBW is right. Milk it for 2 weeks.

    Good thing the Dr could "stitch your stitcher"

    Happy Saturday.

    xx

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  9. i hope it continues to not hurt!
    and yay, no washing up, that IS a silver lining!

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  10. chef here... since when have you washed up anyway my love...

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  11. Hope the pain stays away, or at least stays bearable, and that you heal up fast!
    (and having a little giggle at chef's comment!) xo

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  12. Ooooh-eeeer! That's the world telling you no need to cook- leave it to the Chef!Hope you are back to fully functional soon.

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  13. Yeouchy! Hand things are aweful, so many nerve endings. And pardon my ignorance but why did it make a difference that they were organic?? X

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  14. Ow ow ow ow!!!! Which is pretty much what I would have said over and over again with different words (depending on whether their were children within ear shot). Hope the stitches heal quick.

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  15. and that is why I don't cook!
    ouchhh, hope it's not hurting now, glad you are ok.

    many a time I have tried to cook & got out the knife..(which is always sharp) and have cut something besides veggies!

    many hugs, hope you get looked after ♥b

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  16. no washing up for a week!!??? WOOHOOO! I love that you took the time to ntice the precise stitching LOL Seriously though, glad it wasnt to bad :)

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  17. oh, good lord. stay right away from the cooking from now on. so glad you're ok.

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  18. Heehee - love Chef's message!!

    I recommend you stick to the sewing machine my friend ;)

    Glad you are ok.

    x

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