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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Another Trip to A&E!!!

You have to laugh really – I'm losing count now of my accidents this year! Shut my middle and ring finger of right hand in a door at work today..... pain kicked in immediately, blood etc. Ran to the sink and held hand under cold water. The pain then hit me like a ton of bricks and I was crying with the intensity of it and then felt faint. Luckily, working in a hospital, you have the immediate attention of lots of lovely colleagues! A Doctor, Sister and my team all assisted – bandaged me up and then Sarah took me to A&E in a wheelchair (Sarah took me A&E in September!). Seen by a nurse, given pain relief, went to X-Ray, back to A&E, seen by a Sister. Ring finger fractured and both this finger and middle finger bruised and swelled. Fingers taped up (bad ones taped to good ones for support and arm sling to keep elevated – review appointment tomorrow morning in fracture clinic. Haematoma developing next to nail, which may have to be drained if it gets any worse by morning, otherwise may lose nail.

Went back to work and carried on with light duties. Went to hospital hairdressers to get my hair washed, as won't be able to do this myself – cost me £10. Managed to drive home. Will be at work tomorrow. Can't believe I have done this! Good job I have just edited my best Desert Wheatear pictures, as won't be able to do any more for a while, as need two hands to use photoshop.

Typing the Norfolk news and this post up with just my left hand has taken forever, but I will not be beaten. The blog goes on!!!


  1. Ouch! I bet that hurt Penny. I hope they mend soon and that you can still get out birding!