I got hurt, God bless doctors

laceration cleanupI was setting a fork race yesterday and the tool slipped and cut my hand.

While the accident was quick and painless, the impact was severe and the gash was totally gross. I could see deep inside my hand, the pink tissue mixed with wet grease and dirt. I stared for a second, and then the blood began to gush.

Since I felt no pain, I bandaged the wound and applied pressure, eager to stop the blood and resume work. My friend Casey insisted I needed pro help and drove me to the nearest doctor.

One hour, six stitches, and a tetanus shot later, I was on my way back to work.

Today is Sunday. I'm pain-pilling and answering emails at home. Back to work early tomorrow, stitches to be removed next week. God bless doctors, science, and thoughtful friends. Onward!

Gore below:









laceration before stitches


laceration after stitches

Comment on this post (7 comments)

  • Matt Case says...

    That gore is a thing of beauty.

    July 07, 2016

  • Lane says...

    Thanks, everyone. Stitches are scheduled to be out soon, so one-handed labor in the meantime.

    June 07, 2016

  • William says...

    Wow, I can totally empathize. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    June 06, 2016

  • Bill Cameron says...

    OWowowowowowow! I bet it’s not painless now.

    June 06, 2016

  • Christophw says...

    I used to have recurring nightmares of getting spores and destroying my hands when I was still messengering. Glad that it was not a more severe injury. Heal up fast!

    June 05, 2016

  • Will Patton ` says...

    Hey man heal up. Watch out

    June 05, 2016

  • Sonny says...

    Get well and heal up good Lane!

    June 05, 2016

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