Saturday, January 28, 2012
Hundred Dollar Haircut
The Doc gave me numbing shots in my thumb. Ouch. My thumb filled with fluid and easily doubled in size. He then sliced open my thumb and proceeded to dig and carve into the inside using some kind of needle/knife that was MASSIVE. A large amount of puss oozed out. Then he juiced my thumb to get out the infection. Blood and puss everywhere. Yum!
I went home in the worst pain of my life. No exaggeration- worse than my two labor/deliveries. He gave me some pain meds and antibiotics. Later that night I realized since I was still nursing a baby I could not take the pain meds...Nooo!!
I had to soak and juice my thumb a few times each day and eventually go back to the Doc for a stronger antibiotic. One day, while juicing my thumb, I saw something small and black in the crease by my nail. You would never guess the cause of the worse pain ever ....
A tiny, thick 1/4 inch piece of James' hair! I had given him a haircut over Christmas break and one of those sharp little guys embedded itself into my finger.
It was quite the experience. Especially when my entire thumb shed a thick layer of skin and became crazy sensitive! It took a good 2 weeks AND $100.00 for my thumb to heal. Today James needs another haircut....