animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

red thumb

I read that you can freeze green onions, so, after picking a bunch of green onions from my garden and not having a use for them, I figured I’d give it a try. I was happily chopping away, when I chopped about three-quarters of the way through the tip of my left thumb (nail included, bone not included). After assessing the damage, I grabbed a paper towel to put over my hand because I wasn’t all that interested in looking at it further (nor did I want to bleed all over the place) and went outside to enlist Brian’s help in driving me to a doctor.

I didn’t want to go to the ER and have to wait for four hours, so we looked up the three urgent care centers in Johnstown. Luckily one of them was still open (and I’m sure they were happy to see me walking in 20 minutes before their closing time of 9pm). I was seen right away, but we didn’t get home till around 10:30pm.

The doctor ended up putting two stitches in the fleshy part and using medical grade superglue on the nail side. I spent the day banging my sore thumb off of things, so I’m hoping that everything is still attached. I guess I’ll find out later when I change the bandage.

Brian’s going to finish chopping the onions tonight. I’m off of knife duty for at least a week.


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