It finally happened. For over 20 years I have worked with metal, never needing much more than a band-aid. That streak came to a screeching halt today as I had the metal turn the tables on me today. Usually I cut it. Today...
While I was rebanding a coil of stainless steel (.010 thick), it slipped and caught my left arm. I told the lady working near me to grab some paper towels. The supervisors looked at it and thought I would be ok, but since it had been 18 years since I had a tetanus shot, I needed one. I figured I would let the doctor at the ER decide if I was really OK.
First I had to wait 45 minutes to get a drug test. I was told by the HR Director that I needed to do this first. I then went over to the ER and the doctor gave me the news I didn't want to hear.
"It looks like we'll need to stitch that." he says. AARGGH!!! Other than the internal stitches from knee surgery, I have never had stitches. "There's a first time for everything", the Doctors says. When he was finished, he had put in nine stitches. I asked if I had any limitations "Nope", was his response. The RN told me to try to take it easy.
I took some pictures, but I will spare you unless the masses cry out for them. Mainly they are to show "The Ogre" who happens to work at a hospital.
Update: here is a pic to satisfy my blog homies that I'm not making this up.
7 years ago