Thursday, July 19, 2007

butch belle

I sliced the heel of my hand open with a box knife, ended up bleeding like a stuck pig with this big gaping mouth-looking cut. Leslie ~ candyass lesbian ~ said "you have to get stitches." David ~ rough and tough gun totin' country boy ~ said "you don't need stitches, where's the Superglue?"

It was a brand new blade ~ first cut (idiot), I scrubbed the heck out of it with soap, disinfected with alcohol. David found an unopened tube of glue in our restoration shop, Leslie (shaking her head in disbelief) dug out some alcohol wipes and a bandaid. I pulled the horrid looking slice open, dripped glue in it, pushed it together and stuck a bandaid on it. Cost = $0. Time saved = 3-4 hours of my life that I'd have surely waited at minor emergency.

As a result, I am feeling all rough and tough and butch and kickass today. I think if I cut my leg off, I could glue it back on. God bless the makers of Superglue, I am healed!

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19 Comments:

Anonymous tater said...

"Scars are just smiles on our skin" or so said my grandma, every time I added another. In food photography, we use Zap A Gap (a brand of super glue) to smooth the surface of meat that has cracks in it. Quick thinking Belle. Just make sure you get to a doctor if any swelling or redness develops. Hope you are feeling better!

July 19, 2007 2:39 PM  
Blogger David said...

Ew, ew, and ew! That cannot be sanitary! I seriously do not like the sound of that. Be careful, especially if you are leaving town. You don't want to be somewhere unfamiliar and suddenly find yourself needing medical care.

July 19, 2007 4:45 PM  
Blogger Tree Lover said...

There is a product called Liquid Bandaid that is essentially just super glue. I have used it to avoid getting stitches, and it works great. So I say that you have nothing to worry about.

July 19, 2007 5:02 PM  
Blogger Dusty said...

Jesus christ on a ritz..your one tough cookie..I salute you BaB!

July 19, 2007 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Big Fella said...

Any of the tissue around the cut feel numb? Sliced open my finger last year cutting a bagel, knew it could have used a stitch or two, but toughed it out. The finger healed, but half of the tip of the finger has no feeling, I must have severed a nerve.

In the long past I have had the top of a finger sliced open doing unauthorized construction in school, and had had one nostril sliced all the way through by a swinging nine iron. In those cases medical attention and stitches were applied, and I can still feel the top of that finger and still feel my nose.

It's up to you, how much TLC you want to give to your hand.

July 19, 2007 8:11 PM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

Hotdamn, girl, go ahead! I'm not squeamish or sissified about stuff, but I'm not sure I could go the superglue route. Butterflies, ok, but I'd be too scared of infection for the glue. Let us know how it turns out!

Hey, how's your toe, btw?

July 19, 2007 8:47 PM  
Anonymous lynette said...

tater: Zap A Gap (a brand of super glue) to smooth the surface of meat that has cracks in it. exactly. i glued my meat back together :-)

david: a lot of times when i write something, i think 'what will david say?' and you pretty much hit it with "ew, ew and ew!" very cute. yes, i'll be careful and i thoroughly disinfected.

treelover: that's exactly what i was thinking. quick, efficient,and i could use what was on hand. perfect!

dusty: i'm really a pussy, but this certainly made me feel rough and tough. i don't think i would have done it if not for being able to gross out leslie.

wayne: damn, honey. maybe you shouldn't be around sharp objects? that 9-iron, oooooowwwwwww!

MC: toes are good. i went back to the doc because they seemed kind of rough, but he said they're fine. i really want some toenails! a whole summer and no ho-red nails ~ it's a travesty.

July 19, 2007 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Naomi said...

Well according to Wiki your use of superglue is FDA approved!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanoacrylate

July 20, 2007 3:44 AM  
Blogger SubtleKnife said...

I wasn't worried so much about the superglue, I knew that was basically okay. Good to read your confirmation about thoroughly disinfecting the area, though. (not that I thought you wouldn't, it's just good to hear anyway)

How does it feel now?

July 20, 2007 3:59 AM  
Blogger Willym said...

ugh... oh not sure I could have done that... not damn sure I could not have done that - you're a bloody pioneer woman.

Seriously though maybe a quick trip to the nice friendly Dr Man just to make sure everything is okay?

July 20, 2007 6:38 AM  
Blogger TankMontreal said...

What's a 'candyass lesbian'? I don't get out much.

July 20, 2007 1:36 PM  
Blogger Shirley Heezgay said...

...and this is another reason why Michael Moore made "Sicko".

Oh, and "OUCH!"

July 20, 2007 1:50 PM  
Anonymous lynette said...

tank, i wrote that for leslie, who reads this page. i call her candyass because she wanted me to go to the doc, but also because she whipped me at arm wrestling and i'm still stinging from the destruction of my view of myself as strongest woman on earth.

SH: yeah, ouch! i think it was that opening scene on MM's Sicko that made me buck up and just glue the freakin' thing together.

July 20, 2007 1:53 PM  
Blogger Doralong said...

ahem.. *mom voice*

Excellent quick thinking. Liquid bandage is essentially super glue.

If completely disinfected you ought to be fine. If you have feeling and a full range of motion with the thumb, it's all good. If not, get to the doctor now.

However missy, any streaking or redness, get your butt to the doctor right away- period.

And have I not told you you are to not play with sharp objects??

July 20, 2007 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Hmm, I'm sure you'll be just fine, but I'm not sure superglue OR liquid bandage is officially indicated for deep, gaping flesh wounds. But more power to you, woman! You're right -- who has time to sit in the Urgent Care waiting room when you have more important things to do? I draw the line though, if you start taking your own needle and thread to that shit, ok?

I'm surprised you didn't mention how much the super glue STUNG LIKE HELL. Or maybe it didn't? To be honest, I've been a baby just when putting liquid bandage on a slight kitchen knife cut or abrasion. Then again, you da Butch Belle.

July 20, 2007 5:05 PM  
Anonymous GRRSteve said...

Um... Good job, honey. But please be vigilant in keeping the wound clean, ventilated, and treated regularly with an anti-bacterial preparation. I would hate to have it get infected while you're away from home on vacation.

July 20, 2007 5:44 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

I never knew you could do that with gl -- AAAAAAAAAUGH!! Sorry, the profundity of the horror of your post just hit me a little late.

Ow!

Ow!

Ow!

Ow!

Ow!!!!!!

July 20, 2007 6:47 PM  
Blogger LSL said...

I am totally with David on this one. I got queasy just reading about it!

July 20, 2007 10:29 PM  
Anonymous lynette said...

haha!!! i had hoped to make some of y'all queasy :-)

why? because i was surprisingly NOT queasy while performing this procedure.

i did find out that the country boy's advice was exactly backward (typical): i should have held the edges together, not spread the wound apart. i thought that ~ but he insisted.

anyway, it's looking great, no red streaks, no warmth, i think i'm honestly healed so now when i take my cross-cut saw, my canteen and my dogs and run away to the wilderness to escape the ruin of my country, i'll be able to fix my scrapes and cuts with ease.

eric . . . too funny :-)

July 21, 2007 9:03 AM  

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