Saturday, November 03, 2007


Well...never carve and gut 9 pumpkins. Yeeeouch. I had the most blinding screaming painful night I can almost ever remember, last night.
I had an infected thumb. I tried to ignore it, but when I accidentally tapped it on the target cart handle, I almost fainted. I am not one to faint.
At 8 PM I couldn't take it anymore. I called my sister and asked her to come over. The kids were sucked into a movie, and I said "Mommies going to the doctor now, Marsha will be here soon, Dad has the cell phone, bye" I left.
I sat in the Urgent care lobby, wiggling and moaning for 45 minutes. Luckily the Doctor must have been a huge ex biker. He needed to be to hold my thumb still enough to do the procedure. The lobby was privy to my screaming pain. The nurse couldn't even hide her horror. Then as I left then check in girl had a look of fear on her face.
OK, that SUCKED!!
I got to Walgreen's. The pharmacy tech asked when I needed these prescriptions. I said, not so nicely, "NOW, I just had a needle stuck up my infected thumbnail." Which grossed out the other pharmacy tech standing next to him.
I stood not so still trying to look at some star gossip magazines through my pain. When I finally got my codeine from the pharmacists, I was shaking to get my water bottle open, that I had yet paid for. Ripped the bag open with meds in it, that had yet been payed for, looked for the word codeine, opened it an took two. Never checked the name on the bottle!! I believe I paid for everything. I tossed him my card and got it back. Grabbed the rest of my antibiotics, etc. and screamed all the way home. WOW!! I finally had to convince Rick to get me a 3rd codeine an hour later. I think I then fainted from pain or fell asleep. I am now drugged up and have figured out how to crochet, write, and type without a right thumb. THE END!



bobbione8y said...

omg Kirst!

it hurt just to read this!!!!!!

i think that sounds unimaginable. you know, there is a thing about our fingernails...those people in the dark ages should have had people carve pumpkins for torture!!

i am sorry - i hope that you can still drive by thursday. no, i hope that you have plenty of codeine and that God makes you a fast healer...!

K~ said...

It was almost undiscribable. I felt I needed to blog this. I am feeling much better. Even got a shower today with a baggy on my hand. I will be just fine to drive by then. I am still coming! I will probably be able to even craft by then. WOW! K~

bobbione8y said...

craziness :)

i am SO EXCITED for this coming weekend!!!!

be prepared for wreckless, crazy crafting - with or without thumbs :)))))

K~ said...

I'm there!! :-) K~

Susan said...

Oh I can so sympathize wtih you, it hurts like a son of a gun. I get this all of the time with my big toes and tennis (gross,ugly, painful, but true)I keep playing for some reason. I don't even know if you can explain how bad it hurts, but you did a good job when you said you almost passed out.

I hope you are feeling better. It is amazing how fast our body can heal after a little rest and meds.

Karen said...

Good grief. I'm so sorry you went through that (anyone who has birthed three kids should be exempt from more pain) and I hope it's over soon!!!