My title is kind of punny, although I didn’t intend it to be. You’ll find out why as you keep reading…
You see, on Sunday night, I was doing a test run of these mini pecan pies, to test them out for a dinner I’m going to in a couple weeks. As I was blending up the dates with my immersion blender, a horrible, horrible thing happened.
Some of you know where this is going. And don’t worry, there are no gross pictures attached to this post. I’m not that cruel.
Stupidly, without even thinking, I reached into the blade area with my index finger to remove some of the built up date “gunk”… but forgot to unplug it first… and must have pushed the button by accident. Well, you can imagine what may have happened next, and I’ll spare you the gory details. (Side note: I know what ALL of you are thinking — “Why the hell would she stick her finger in near the blade without unplugging it” And believe me I’m asking the same question. I know it was stupid, and I’ve NEVER done that before. I know better. And I most definitely wont be doing it again!)
Luckily, Will was here to act quickly and take good care of me! Needless to say, we spent a few hours that evening in the ER, which was an experience in itself. When all was said and done, I still have my finger, but it’s all stitched up and the entire nail/nail bed had to be removed. I’m now left with a painful open wound, and a big, bulky dressing and splint on my finger for at least 2 weeks.
(Get the pun in the title now? On hold? heh heh)
And I’ve been instructed by the hand specialist to not sweat for at least the next two weeks.
I’m a sweater. I sweat a lot. I’m not one of those girls who can go to the gym with my hair down, full make up, and look like a princess after they’re done. (Who are those girls anyway?) It’s hard for me to do ANY type of workout without sweating, so I’m kind of in a bind here. Hell, it’s hard for me to get through a work day without sweating if we’re being totally honest.
(I also just want to add that I know it could be way worse. It’s just a finger, and it’s mostly intact so that’s lovely. It’s more of a pain in the arse at this point)
I’m going to keep this short because typing is a bitch right now.
Here’s the plan: I’m taking this week totally off from the gym…an unplanned deload week I guess. Seeing as just walking around raises my blood pressure enough to make the wound throb and weep (sorry I know thats gross), that will be the extent of my exercise this week. Next week I’ll try to add in some light, non-sweaty, probably bodyweight exercises and see how that goes.
Here’s where YOU all come in! I want you to leave ideas for me in the comments, because theres only so many air squats and light weighted lunges a girl like me can do. Also, I’ll be traveling for work next week (in South Carolina) so theres that. Give me some creative things to do until I can get back in the weight room, or at least out at the stadium. Nothing where I have to grip with both hands, and remember — No Sweat!! We don’t want this finger to be stumpy forever, do we?
Please share some injury stories of your own — especially those that involve kitchen appliances and/or other household items 🙂