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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ouch dangit!!

Okay so this I could have added to my "10 things" post... I'm a klutz, accident prone, trip over my own shadow. Its actually a very special gift. Not a useful one, just a gift. lol
Here is an example of the latest:

If you look really closely you can see a little trickle of fluid oozing from the flap of skin towards my fingers. I won't hazard a guess as to what exactly it is.
Here is another view:
I did this Thursday last week. While riding. On my saddle.
Remember... I said I'm clumsy.
I have done something slightly similar, although way less painful and damaging, in the past. Last time it just resulted in a blister across my palm. One that I managed to keep from getting all puffy and fluid filled.
This time, well MUCH more painful. (oh yeah, and I'm left handed!)
This is how it happened, so you all know what NOT to do! lol
I was riding along and had my hand resting lightly on my horn. Forgetting that I've switched Applejack back to the Billy Cook because the Frontier fits Voodoo better, and therefore was not riding in my Frontier. This is important because the BC has an engraved horn cap.
Ah-ha... friction! Not my friend. This is what caused the weird blister last time. This time I suspect a blister was forming. And that probably would have been the extent of the damage except as I was cruising along at a high lope Applejack, ever so gracefully, took a bad step. And my hand, right on that tender blister forming spot, jabbed down into the horn.
"Ouch dangit!!!" was my first thought.
Then I looked at it and thought, "Darn it! Is there anyone at the house to help me clean this sucker and cut that flap of skin off?"
I headed home at a good clip and walked out Applejack the last 10-15 minutes. Put him in the barn and went to the house. Thankfully Kimfer's mom was just getting home. She helped me clean it up with peroxide, put some Polysporin on it and bandaged it.
Work that night was NOT fun. I wrote as little as possible and when I did the cashout I wrote with my right hand.
Cashout looked like a 5 year old did it. lol
It was hard to tell at first how deep it was. Two days later I trimmed more of that flap off and this is what it looked like:
Those dark red areas in the middle are the deepest parts.
Yup, it takes special skill to hurt yourself in such asinine ways! lol


4 comments:

  1. Ouch!!!!! Hurting your writing hand (yeah for lefties!) is no fun - it gets caught on/rubs on everything just going about your day to day tasks.

    I had an infected bug bite/thorn in my left thumb 3 weeks ago and it is just better now. What a pain!

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  2. I never heard of such a thing, but owww!

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  3. Ooohhh...ouch!

    My hands get so sore after trimming a few head that sometimes I have a hard time opening or closing them.

    LMAO-I just read your previous post and duuudddde...I am the worlds worst at forgetting important things. Not much for planning ahead. Which is probably why I pack everything in the horse trailer in the spring and leave it there all summer.;)

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  4. Yikes!!! That looks painful!! Keep it covered and hopefully it will heal soon.......

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