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I am totally a 12-year-old, endlessly fascinated with things like mutant teeth and getting stitches. So this is totally cut for the easily squicked, and to spare [livejournal.com profile] erjika's sensibilities. :D

I got my stitches out on Wednesday, so I just wanted to share the pictures of my fingers with stitches in for posterity. :D?

Here they are with my hand in the position it was when I found myself catching the blade. Cue a few seconds of dumbfounded "Oh wait. What?" before copiously dripping blood everywhere. :P



The ER doctor was all, "Hmm, yeah, the ring finger's pretty shallow, so Steri-strips are fine. But the middle finger you can see finger guts, so I'll stitch that up." I thought they'd be the 'dissolve-in-you' kind, but no, they were like thin plastic thread, reminds me of very thin quilting thread.

Mr. DeVille, I'm ready for that close-up~



When the stitches were taken out, I filled out paperwork and waited around for about an hour, reading my copy of Journey in the DEAF-WORLD for my ASL class. And then the doctor saw me. Unfortunately, the ER doctor had done her job well and made the stitches pretty tight, and the doctor at the worker's comp clinic only had a slightly larger pick/scissors/clip tool at hand. So she had to dig around the cut quite a lot to be able to get under the stitches to cut them and pull them out. Bleh.

And then I got a tdap tetanus shot, since it's been over 10 years since I had one. So sore arm for the last couple of days. Hoping the feeling will eventually come back to the tip of my finger. ^^;;

And now a safe space for people who just want to read the stuff below and comment on it. :D

















































I just think it's so cool. And I get the BEST stories from customers about their sliced finger adventures. The gal at the bank told me a story when I was making a deposit. XD

Thing 2: http://www.strindbergandhelium.com.
My freshman year of college, my awesome roommate and I randomly surfed to the Sundance film festival page, and watched a bunch of animated shorts. This set of entries changed our lives. In the sense that I have spread it like a virus among my school friends and it continues to inform our conversations to this day. :D And after 8 years, there will be more!

...I pride myself on my Helium voice. :DDDDDD

Thing 3: @[livejournal.com profile] erjika: BALLS. :3

Thing 4: Going to the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley tomorrow! Deaf event for ASL class, and first time going to that museum. Awesomeness.

Thing 5: Hope all you lovelies are doing well. ♥

Date: 2010-04-24 10:48 pm (UTC)
dictatorcari: (scully on the floor)
From: [personal profile] dictatorcari
Yikes!! I'm glad you're ok!

Date: 2010-04-28 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Heee, thanks m'dear. ^^

Date: 2010-04-24 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artemidora.livejournal.com
OK, I am TOTALLY asking you to do your Helium voice when I come out there. :-D

Date: 2010-04-28 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Dude, I swear it's awesome. XD Also it's great for sending my friends into hysterical fits, because none of them can quite get up there. Magical falsetto, considering I'm an alto? :P

Date: 2010-04-25 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fishuuttawatuh.livejournal.com
Your stitches definitely make me think of Frankenstein. lol.

Also, that Tetnus shot is horrible, isn't it? I had mine renewed a couple weeks ago for my upcoming trip to Ecuador, and it hurt for DAYS. usually shots just give me a minor ache, but that one was rough.

Date: 2010-04-28 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Yah, next I need to be kind of greenish to fit the horror movie mold. XD

Tetanus sucks. It's not sore anymore, but there's still a very pretty bruise at the site of the shot. But oooh, Ecuador! I missed you posting about that, I think?

Date: 2010-04-27 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kegom.livejournal.com
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIRL!!! &hearts &hearts &hearts &hearts &hearts


Sorry, I'm pretty sure your birthday is already over (though not by much... I think?), but I didn't get around to writing this message earlier. I hope you had a lovely day! &hearts


Also, I totally love you and your endless fascination with your stitches. XDD I'm very much the same, though for some reason I can't quite watch when they're sticking needles in me. I do like watching when they take blood, though, and I once happily grossed out my friends when I described in great detail how the med student trying to draw blood accidentally pushed through my vein and into the underlying nerve. XD


Also, that Strindberg and Helium thing? Most cracked out animated short I've seen in a LONG time! XD And addicting as hell - I totally have "Heliuuuuuum!" stuck in my head now, though being an alto, I absolutely can't do the voice on my own. ^^"

Thank you so much, hon! <3

Date: 2010-04-28 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
I had a lovely weekend beforehand, thank you thank you. ^___^

Ahahah that's an awesome story, do tell! It sounds like that would hurt a bit though, digging around. I was totally fascinated by my friend's story of getting blood drawn, and having three successive nurses being unable to find it and having to dig around, eheheh.

Awww, no falsetto? I'm an alto too, though I suppose I just have an insane head voice area or something. Isn't Helium to most adorably bizarre sidekick ever? It owns my soul. <3

How are you doing yourself? Is the uni still being utterly stupid? *hugs*

Re: Thank you so much, hon! <3

Date: 2010-05-01 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kegom.livejournal.com
That's good to hear! &hearts


The story's actually pretty short. XD There wasn't really any digging around - I've got deep-lying veins, but they're usually OK to find. The problem was just that this young medicine student was rather inexperienced and VERY enthusiastic, so he stuck the needle into me with such force that it went right through the vein and into the nerve below it. Which hurt a whole lot. v-v" And then I couldn't feel my right thumb and the tips of my fingers tingled for the whole next week. ^^"
But it's a funny story to tell others when I can see their grossed out faces. XD


And no, no falsetto, sadly! When I was properly trained, my range went from the low "d" (d? D? I can't remember how it's written anymore!...Er, in the scientific pitch notation my range would be D3 to E5) to e'', so two octaves, but never higher (well, not after I developed my "adult voice", I used to sing soprano as a child), and now that I'm out of training, I can't even approach the height that would be needed to sound like I was (on) Helium. ^^"

And yes, Helium really is the most adorably bizarre sidekick EVER! I love the shorts with the two of them in the park, when Strindberg knocks him (it?) down and Helium is still all cheerfully "Decay! Decay! Decay!". XDD I showed the shorts to a friend who suggested that having a sidekick like Helium around might drive you further into depression, but I personally don't think I could stay depressed with such an adorable pink blob around!


Uni is still utterly stupid and now I'm busy writing thesis papers and stuff to prepare for my written exams, but it's not as bad as it was a week ago, thankfully. Well, the situation hasn't resolved itself yet, of course, but I'm pretty much resigned right now. ^^" I just still have no time for the internet, much to my dismay!
(And that in addition to the fact that I've got something like 40 tabs open that I want to reply to... orz No wonder I never get around to answering you guys, I obviously suck at it!)

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