Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thank Goodness for Thumbs

Ok...I don't personally find my smashed thumb offensive or gross (it's just a run of the mill black nail), BUT if you think you will, then you should go ahead and skip this post.

We all good? Ok.

So guess what I did Sunday? I decided it would be fun to smash my thumb in the car door! Yeah! No, but really...holy crap did that hurt. Admittedly, I'm a bit of a baby when it comes to pain, but I think this would be painful for just about anybody. So this whole ordeal has really made me thankful for my thumbs. Almost everything I do involves my thumb in some way, so of course life is a little more difficult without it. I decided you guys might like a completely useless list of things that are difficult with a smashed thumb. You're welcome!

COMPLETELY USELESS LIST OF THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT WITH A SMASHED THUMB
  1. texting (on a full keypad)
  2. typing (spacebar in-particular)
  3. using the bathroom (tmi, i know...but for real)
  4. buttoning anything (since when do ALL THE THINGS have buttons?!)
  5. pulling clothes from the bottom of the stack (as I so often love to do)
  6. turning the page of a book (shut up you crazy digital book readers)
  7. turning a key (front door, car ignition)
  8. pulling out a wedgie (i do this way too much)
  9. tying your shoes
  10. pulling your hair into a ponytail
  11. picking up my fat cat
  12. opening a soda bottle 
  13. UPDATE: making dinner (from CB) 
  14. UPDATE: cutting with a knife (from CB) 
  15. UPDATE: using a lighter (from CB)
There are plenty more, but I know you guys are yawning now...don't feel bad, I would be too.

What else would be hard with a smashed thumb? If you can think of anything else I could add, let me know and I'll add it and give you credit!

In case you are very concerned about my well-being, fret not. Nurse Paul put a couple of holes in the nail and it is slowing but surely starting to feel better. I'm on the road to recovery!

4 comments:

SewSweetStitches said...

HOLES. IN YOUR NAIL?!! Was that more painful than the actual injury?? It makes me sweat just to think about it.

Once I slammed my pelvis in the car door. I seriously thought I chipped off a piece of bone or something. I guess I forgot to get completely OUT of the car before I shut the door!

Anyway feel better! Maybe you could paint the rest of your nails to match ;)

cb said...

ouch! it looks kinda a cool though but sorry it had to happen to you. making dinner, cutting with a knife, using a lighter, well i could go on! hope it heals up fast!
xo,
cb

lynn said...

when i hurt my index finger in softball i think it screwed up my everyday life for almost 3 weeks! everything was so difficult

Carys said...

Wow, that looks painful!!! I remember getting my thumb shut in a car door, everything suddenly becomes so difficult!! I hope it gets better soon!!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue