A bloody end to a happy day...

Today happened to be a very good day for me because I've got a lot of work done and the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX lens that Wifey ordered has arrived. I was in such a good mood that I have a planned a pretty good dinner for Dad and I this evening.

The new prime lens. I am turning into a prime lens freak.

That's when the bloody end of the day happened. I was closing the jar of cornflour with its airtight lid when suddenly the top of the jar broke (more likely burst) and the outside of my right middle finger got caught on the sharp shards. Blood squirted everywhere as the glass shredded - I repeat - shredded the flesh and blood vessel under my finger. The only thing I could think about was rinsing the wound under running water and getting a kitchen towel to tie tightly around the wound to stem the bleeding.
It seemed that the wound is about 1.5 inches long with a pretty good view of the inner workings of my middle finger.

After that, I went to get a mop and cleaned the mess on the floor (cornflour and big drops of blood all over) and wiped the table and sink. I stored whatever raw foodstuff not spattered with any blood and that's when I noticed that the wound is still bleeding very badly. Ok.. so it is worse than I thought. So I went to my room and changed clothes then called my dad from his room to ask him to drive me to the clinic. He was shocked to see the blood-soaked towel around my finger and quickly got me to the nearest clinic in Donggongon.


At the clinic, the Doctor looked at the wound and decided immediately that the wound would need sutures. In fact, it got four stitches. It was still bleeding even after it got sutured and the Doctor confirmed my assumption that a blood vessel was damaged somewhere in the finger. So now, I stuck with a big-ass bandage on my middle finger. This must be my karma for making fun of my bro-in-law in my post about my one day visit to KL.

This shot is taken with my new 35mm f1.8 lens using my left hand. How did I take this shot? With great difficulty... heheheheh...

All is not too bad; my finger could still move though a little uncomfortable because of the bandage, its not as painful as it looks and most importantly, I could still hold a camera!! :D

I got a shoot this Saturday morning and it would be shame if I had to cancel that gig. What a bloody end to a happy day...

p.s. I don't have any photos of the bloody finger before medical treatment because it would seem ridiculous to photograph your own bloody finger while it's bleeding profusely. Besides, I don't want any of my readers to throw up. ;)

14 comments:

chegu carol said...

sungguh jahat itu cornflour jar. :P
err...what do you think of getting ur hands insured? heheh

Kay Stanford Jr Kastum said...

Oh your precious fingers! How is it now?

♥ AnnieMing ♥ said...

alalaaa.. sampai kena jahit lagi tu.. tula mengulu urang.. hehe.. ba get well soon..

ALTing said...

wifey: apa pulak mau insure tangan... bagus insure mata.. lagi best...

kay: the finger is fine... in fact, it is even more obvious the next time i give another inconsiderate driver on the road the finger... heheheheheh...

ALTing said...

annie: hu hu hu... bagus lagi kau kesian sama sia... tgk tu my wifey.. kasi main2 lagi...

Nick Phillips said...

Owwwwwwwwww! Silly question I know but that must have hurt.

I sliced my finger and severed a vain or something like that once before and blood was just sprouting out like there was no tomorrow. I almost fainted ... hahaha ...

Hope the finger heals soon ...

ALTing said...

nick: thanks dude... the bleeding has stopped but the bandage is in a mess... i'm pretty sure i gotta change this bandage dressing real soon...

JACQ said...

yikes. hope your finger will be okay soon.. if i see blood splattered like that sure pengsan one hehe.. oh and congrats on the new lens!

ALTing said...

@jacq: the finger's doing ok.. i'm used to seeing lotsa blood.. especially from finger cuts...

cindy said...

wahhh i thought you were gonna post your bloody finger photos. i was tutup-tutup mata sebelah already while reading. lol

get well soon, fingers! kotoh.. i mean kesian..

cindy said...

btw, cute oh fingers ko, vin. bulat-bulat. hahaha!

congratz on the new lens!

ALTing said...

@cindy: kau ni mmg sama baka sama my wifey... inda pandai kesian urg... kasi main2 lagi... i pity si bunny... hahahahahahahah....

Sir George said...

Geng.. masih buli ambil gambar ka ni?

ALTing said...

Joj: masih buli... balik dari clinic trus test pigang camera... hehehehehehe....

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