Saturday, April 23, 2011


Ok, so I was putting no.1's hair up into a bun with one of these before she headed out the door to dance class with a friend. I had a little bit of a hard time, but didn't think too much of it. Once I finished that, I went into the kitchen and proceeded to put the dirty dishes into the dishwasher. All of a sudden, there was a throbbing, stinging pain that kept getting worse. I thought I had perhaps accidentally cut my hand on a knife in the sink and looked down only to see a frightful sight:

Just above the middle knuckle (palm side) was bright purple and there was a huge knot that hurt like crazy. Immediately I got weak and that cold, clammy feeling you get when you are about to pass out.

Mental panic ensued.

I thought it was a huge blood clot that had worked its way through my veins and was headed to my heart. Or a parasitic blood infection that was about to pop out of my hand, something along the lines of what happened to Sigourney Weaver in Alien.

My friend who was taking no. 1 to dance pulled up in front of the house and I hobbled to the car. "Look." I said, showing her my hand. "Oh, you broke a little blood vessel," she calmly stated.

Right away I felt better.

"You mean it's not a blood clot on the way to my lungs? Or a worm with sharp teeth about to break through my skin?" "Nope," she laughed, "I've had that happen before. You'll be fine." And then she added the words that made me need a nap and a Geritol pill:

"Getting old is hell, ain't it?"


The weird thing is that I still don't know how I did it.

photo taken a day after "the mystery accident"

1 comment:

lizzerd said...

the exact same thing happened to me a couple of years ago! i guess we have to give up on the whole "hairdresser" dream if we get injured making ponytails!! hehe