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Safety First!

May 4, 2011

I’m not always the most graceful person.  It’s better now than it was 2 years ago (before my surgery I had trouble with coordination and gross motor skills at times — dropping my keys, bumping into walls, tripping over my own feet) but I still have my moments.  Usually it’s something benign and I just sport a bruise or a scrape for a few days.

This morning I was working on pulling the gathering stitches out of a dress I’m working on.  I went to set the seam ripper down and dropped it a couple of inches from the work surface.  In a series of kinetics that happened too quickly for me to prepare for, the rounded heavy end hit the desk, pointing the sharp end of the seam ripper upwards into the palm of my hand.  Not being able to react quick enough (because frankly I didn’t realize it was happening), I jammed it into almost the exact center of my palm.

Thankfully it seems to have gone in on an angle so the wound is less severe than the deep puncture wound that could have occurred.  And thankfully, my tetanus shot was updated before my surgery two years ago.  This thing certainly hurts though!

On the downside, I don’t think I’m able to file workman’s comp for my injury.  Nor can I take a day or two off to allow it to heal.  Rumor has it my boss doesn’t take too kindly to either action.  Perhaps some restructuring of work policies is in order.  😉

And no, I couldn’t get a photo of it to show you.  It’s on my right hand and I can’t run the camera with just my left.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Kristen F permalink
    May 5, 2011 8:03 am

    Dude, your boss sounds like a real b#@$h! ;D

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