Well, the doctor’s visit went better than I expected … granted I hate going to the doctor, so I was as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!
The doc said that the wound looked clean, with no sign of infection, so that was good. She told me that I had done a good job keeping it cleaned and bandaged, but it would have been better if I had gone to the emergency room the night it happened to get stitched up.
Perhaps … but too late to do anything about that now. :???:
I told her about the pain and numbness and she said that even though it wasn’t deep enough to hit the bone, I may have some subcuteal (sp?) nerve damage. She said it may or may not grow back, just that time would tell. She also said that the swelling could be what’s causing the numbness too. She suggested I keep my hand raised upward when not using it and to take it easy for a bit.
Though I can’t “take it easy”, the swelling has gone down enough now that I can somewhat use my hand, and even (almost) close my hand into a fist. It still hurts like all bloody (insert favorite expletive) when something/I/someone touches the wound, even through the bandage.
The part I hated about the visit though: I had to get a tetanus shot … it burned like Hell, and today my shoulder is really sore. Oh well, it’s over and hopefully I’ll have my left hand back.
Oh, in case you guys haven’t noticed, I added something festive for St. Patty’s. :D
I’m using Andy Beard’s Snowfall plugin for WordPress.
Cute, don’tcha think? :mrgreen: