Monday, 30 March 2009

Lessons I should have learnt

I should know better.

On Saturday, having annoying dead skin around the base of my fingernail I picked at it (I know, I know - I can hear your gasps of horror from here!) Of course, the inevitable happened and I got rid of the dead skin. And some of the living stuff as well, so a large red area of open cut is spread across my finger.

This is sore. It is irritating and frustrating. Middle finger, left hand - not greatly used I would have thought, but nevertheless I am very conscious of it. Taking medical advice (unsympathetic doctor-husband) it is left open to the air in order to heal more quickly.

However, it would appear not I am not conscious enough. This morning, leaning into the dishwasher to remove a jug I scrape my open sore against the grater. And not the cheese side, but the lemon rind bit. 

Ouch!!!

Reach for those plasters ... !

10 comments:

Perfectly Happy Mum said...

Oh dear! I hate when that happens and actually I can feel your pain!!!! hope it doesn't last too long

Catharine Withenay said...

Hello Perfectly Happy Mum - thanks for calling by!

I'm fully on the mend, just so long as I don't catch the grater again. I think there'll just be sliced cheese for a while!

Ladybird World Mother said...

Yabbadabba dooo! That sounds Not Nice...and I am really really sorry for laughing. Not kind at all. :)

Catharine Withenay said...

Laughing?!!
No, no ... gushing.
Of the blood variety.

Maternal Tales said...

Ouch. I can feel it now. Put a plaster on and ignore your husband!!! Hope it feels a bit better today x

cheshire wife said...

Hope that the lesson has now been learnt!

Catharine Withenay said...

MT: yes, finger much better, thank you. Hope your daughter is too!

CW: I hope the lesson is learnt - I really don't want to go through the grating thing again!

HER ON THE HILL said...

Ouch! I have a horrible habit of chewing at hang nails (as I call them for some reason - because that's what my mother called them?) and it always goes horribly wrong. Blood and pain everywhere. Grating them is not a good plan.

Thanks for popping by at mine - have popped a comment on your previous daff post too.
x

Sparx said...

Lordy... I do that all the time. Misery!

Catharine Withenay said...

Sshhh... Sparx... don't tell anyone... now I'm just left with picking at the scab!

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