Robert and I got invited to a Friendsgiving by his co-worker this weekend. We were told to bring pumpkin pie and green bean casserole. We found out about this weeks ago and this made me excited.
Sunday came, we bought the pie and ingredients for the green bean casserole. We had lunch afterwards and went home, giving me enough time to make the casserole. We got home and I started prepping. I opened cans of cream of mushroom soup and green beans. Mixed it with soy sauce, milk and black pepper. I then transferred the mixture to an aluminum foil pan. The first batch of green bean casserole is ready. I then pre-heated the oven to 350F and started to prep for another batch of casserole. I first opened the cream of mushroom soup, pulled the tab and that’s when it happened. I felt a sting on my left middle finger and when I looked, I saw it bleeding. My first instinct was to run it with water, so I did. I started to panic. Robert gave me a paper towel, wrapped it around my finger and instructed me to put pressure on it. So I did. The bleeding won’t stop. I almost fainted after hearing what Robert said — “You might need stitches, babe”. What happened next was a blur. He called a nearby clinic and we were on our way within the next 10 minutes.
We got to the clinic, got a room and the doctor saw me. He said that it needs a single stitch. As the nurse prepped, Robert kept saying that I will be fine. I know I will be but stitches?! I never thought that I’ll get stitches. After 15 minutes, the doctor came back and gave me a numbing shot. I can’t dare look. My finger got numb right away and then he started stitching. I looked at Robert the whole time. He, on the other hand, kept his eye on the stitching. My finger started bleeding again, so we had to put a bandage to make it stop. The doctor said I need to have the stitch covered and I can’t have my hand wet. I have to come back after 2 days, have the doctor do a follow-up. My stitches will be removed after a week.
Robert decided to skip the Friendsgiving dinner so I can relax. Bummer. Oh well. Now I have a huge bandage that I can’t really hide. I have to go to work tomorrow too. This is going to be interesting.