knitting and the life I almost have around it

Friday, February 23, 2007

a bad day

as the title may suggest, my day was not brilliant. the reason for this is following but i want to warn you that its a bit gruesome and some of you may want to skip it.

this morning at work my boss and i were moving some furniture and stuff into the trailor for a tip run. after all the rain we had we flooded a bit and some of it really wasnt salvageable so we thought a clean up was in order.
now, since the fire some of you may know that half of the shop is a construction site and the builders are not that careful about how they do things. we went to move a gate together and something scratched my thigh. it felt like a bit of wire or something and stung a bit, so i glanced at it and.. well. i had brushed the corner of a sheet of galvanised steel roofing and really sliced my thigh open. like, about 3 centimetres deep.
so my boss panicked, wrapped my leg in something, carried me through the building site and got me to the hospital where i eventually got a local anaesthetic and 10 stitches.
it hurst like a bitch now the anaesthetic has worn off but i feel ok now. was pretty queasy and in shock initially.
i get three days off work and am promised it will heal fine - i was lucky that it was a straight cut and gruesome though it looked it missed all the scary veins and only just got the muscle. so, so long as i escape infection it shouldnt be too much of a drama... except the pain for a few days.

and nobody worried, its all covered by workers comp (though it was in no way my boss's fault, the building blokes are liable). sherpa is teasing me that i ought to sue but.. well as long as it heals nicely like the dr said and all (and i get paid for any days i miss work - i'm covered for this week, dont you worry) i dont think thats going to be happening. and yes, nobody expects me to go back to work in a hurry - i thought my poor boss was going to cry, he was absolutely freaked out! but apparently i am a real trouper (truth is i had to stay calm because if i lost it then there wouldnt be anyone who knew how to spell my name ;)

and i can now say for sure i have fat thighs - i've seen the fat in question!

on more pleasant topics, i'm onto the 7 chart for my peacock feathers shawl and it's gorgeous. i'm very happy with it. luckily i am now lucid enough to read the charts again so i guess thats what i'll be doing while i rest and recuperate. i'll pop a picture up later tonight or tomorrow.

the wounded
Ms Spider xo

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  • At February 23, 2007 6:23 pm, Blogger Laura.Y said…

    I'm already whincing while reading this post. Yikes! Rest and get well soon. At least it's 3 days of pure knitting. :)

  • At February 23, 2007 6:38 pm, Blogger loribird said…

    Oh no, poor Spider! I'm sure Sherpa will take good care of you (loved the Valentine poem, by the way...)
    Heal up, and enjoy your mandetory knitting time :)

  • At February 23, 2007 7:51 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    Holy goat, Spidey - you don't half do things, do you. Reasonably serious way to score couch time, but that shawl is way gorgeous and I'm impressed by your commitment to finishing it. Self-mutilations is a mere bagatelle compared to that shawl. Very impressed with the tape measure pic, BTW.

  • At February 23, 2007 8:00 pm, Blogger Bells said…

    holy moly Ms Spidey. that's no good at all. No one wants to get to know their inner yellow gooey stuff that well!

    Enjoy the rest time. Hope you can still come on sunday!

  • At February 24, 2007 12:52 am, Blogger AR said…

    Ouch!! Love the 'have to stay calm, cuz no one could spell your name' hehe, funny.

    Get all better soon!!

  • At February 24, 2007 5:51 pm, Blogger Jejune said…

    Ooooh eergh, I feel somewhat ill just reading about it - and you must feel so much worse - how horrible! I hope you're resting up well and that Sherpa is looking after you... enjoy your special knitting time, and hope you're feeling much better very soon! (((hugs)))

  • At February 26, 2007 10:23 am, Blogger kylie said…

    poor spider! so sorry to read of your misadventure. knit, eat chocolate, get better xxx


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