Out of Commission

I spent the afternoon at the hospital yesterday due to a little mishap with a very sharp knife. My right index finger has a deep gash that is quite painful and sensitive – I’ll spare you the gory details. I think cooking and typing will be put on hold for a few days until my finger is feeling a little better.

Pam

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  1. Back in my mind, I've feared this could happen to me. I hope that you will heal fast, no infections and will be good as new as soon as possible. Nobody's going anywhere!

  2. Sorry to hear. Sadly, I can't relate – I don't have a knife sharp enough to cut a finger, let alone the food. Growing up my mom did get a set of Cutco knives and made a household rule that no one under age 12 could use them. Soon, every single one of us over age 12 had nearly sliced off a finger or two. She still warns every user to be careful, and they've only been sharpened 3-4

  3. I am so sorry to hear about yor little mishaps, it happens to the best of us. Hope my news will make you feel better..

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  4. I thought that I was the only klutzy one. Hugs heal up soon.I am not even allow anywhere the the big sharp knives.

  5. I was sorry when your Dad told me about your cut, Pam. Be sure and keep it clean and dry for several days to prevent any infections. Love, Mom

  6. Pam – hope you're feeling better soon. Sending prayers and positive wishes your way.

    Clearly you are passionate about cooking and food. *smile*

  7. i'm sorry about your finger! i had a similar accident during the summer – i took off a large chunk of skin on my index finger with a potato peeler, and it wasn't pretty. hope your finger heals quickly!

  8. Oh Pam I am so sorry. I did a similar thing some years ago. Nigel can not stand the sight of blood and kept threatening me that he was going to pass out while driving me to hospital LOL Diane

  9. Oh no Pam!!! I am so sorry!! OUCH!! I did this to my left index finger on Christmas Eve a few years back by opening up a bag of shredded cheese with a sharp knife! Such a no no!! I learned my lesson! I hope you heal very quickly!!!

  10. Wow that is scary! I hope everything is okay now and wish you for a speedy recovery. This will be hard to not do much in the kitchen when you love to cook. Maybe you'll have to get those kids busy in the kitchen 😉

  11. I was slicing an apple on my mom's brand new mandolin one Christmas a few years ago. I was not using the safety precautions and perfectly sliced off the side of my thumb. yikes. I feel your pain! So Sorry and I hope for a quick recovery!

  12. I can commiserate. About a year ago I chopped of the tip of my left index finger while chopping celery. Me and celery are not friends anymore. Hope you heal quickly!

  13. ouch! I did the same thing just a few months ago, 7 stitches.

    I have a nice, bumpy scar that still aches sometimes….

    Heal quickly.

  14. Ouch! I am so sorry to hear about your mishap. Take good care of yourself. We will be here when you get back. I will miss you.

  15. Gosh I'm sorry to hear this! Would you believe I did the same thing to my left ring finger yesterday!!!! I didn't have to have stitches, but it is very painful!

  16. Bless your heart! That is my biggest fear when it comes to cooking…I know it'll happen one day… Hope you feel better soon!
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  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. I've had two ER visits due to kitchen accidents, one cut that sounds similar to yours and another when I stepped on the blade to my food processor. Stitches both times. I hope you're not in too much pain and you have some time to relax.

  18. Sorry to hear about the finger, but glad it will heal. I use a sharp knife to test the toughness of my skin every now and then.

  19. Ouch! So sorry about your mishap. One of the perils of having really good sharp knives, I guess. Take care, hope you're all fixed up and posting again soon!

  20. Sorry about your OJI. Hope it did not require stitches. You have quite an inventory of recipes to try so a few days off won't hurt. Get well soon.

  21. well. bless your heart–that's a stinker. i'm just getting over–wait for it–a dog (german shepherd, to be more specific) bite on my wrist. i hated not being able to type properly! come back to us soon!

  22. Sorry to hear about your accident! I just stumbled onto this blog and I am loving it! Hope you don't mind I posted a link to it on my meal planning blog. I hope my readers use it! So many healthy and family friendly recipes to choose from!

  23. Pam, I'm so sorry to hear that you've been injured! I guess this is a good opportunity to be cooked FOR, for a little while at least! 🙂 Sending my best wishes to you for fast healing!

  24. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  25. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  26. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  27. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  28. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  29. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  30. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  31. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  32. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  33. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  34. I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

  35. Poor you! I hope you're feeling better soon. I'll look forward to checking your blog when you're cooking and typing again.

  36. I feel your pain. After an attempt to use a stick blender instead of a spoon in a small wood bowl to crush garlic for Caesar (sp?) dressing I ended up with a plastic surgeon in the emergency room. Very long story short my left index finger is almost 1/2" shorter than my other one. They saved my nail though, for which I am grateful. Cooking can be dangerous.