Monday, July 14, 2008

If I Had a Hammer.....

...I'd try never to do this again!


Had trouble taking a clear photo:


See - it's healing fast!



Actually, the bruising is spreading down the finger, but the nail is no longer black, so will probably not fall off.

It doesn't look anywhere near as bad as the Bag Lady made it sound, does it? (she's such a wimp...)

16 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks for posting pictures. Good to have a visual to go with the horror story.
Glad you won't lose the nail. They take a while to grow back.
Hope it heals quickly and completely.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, dfLeah! The pictures don't really do it justice - it looks worse than that in real life. And is getting more and more colourful as time goes on. The bruising has spread to my second knuckle now.

Hilary said...

Quick! Denim Dude, hide the tools from Baggie! (and cooking utensils, and manicure scissors.. cooked spaghetti.. anything). That woman is a danger to herself.

Anonymous said...

Owwie...
when you are in town go to the drugstore and get one of those plastic fingertips so you can protect it until better..you know you will be bumping it on everything!!

Dr. Lorraine

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - you are so right! Sheesh!

Dr. L - I WILL get one of those because you're right - I'm constantly banging the darned thing! (even though it's wrapped in gauze, it still hurts to bang it!)

Reb said...

I'm not sure that the bruising spreading to the second knuckle is a good thing Sis. Do as Dr. L suggested and get one of those things - at the least.

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - that seems to be as far as it's going, so it's probably all right.
I will get one of those guards when I go to town tomorrow. I actually have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow for an unrelated thing, so I'll ask him to have a peek at it.

bunnygirl said...

I dunno, BL. Looks bad enough to me. Stay safe!

Susan said...

Oww! Shoot, that looks painful!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, BG... a moment's inattention, and that's what I get!

It's getting better, Susan...unless I bang it, which happens every, oh, 10 minutes or so! :)

tokaiangel said...

It looks like an aubergine!

TA x

JavaChick said...

Still looks like it was plenty painful to me. Still shuddering at the though.

the Bag Lady said...

TA - it does look rather aubergine-ish, doesn't it?

Javachick - I wouldn't want to do it again, that's for sure!

Mark Salinas said...

Ouch!

Gena said...

Oh my, that looks awful! Ugh!

the Bag Lady said...

Gena - it looked worse this morning for awhile, but is starting to look a little better....sorta.