it wasn’t my intention to post this type of thing but it happened and seemed too good a story to skip….
a couple weeks ago i got a splinter. i wasn’t building anything, so not wearing my work gloves. it happened when i picked up a scrap piece of zebra wood that i’d been saving to use as a shelf. the splinter went in fast and deep and there was no getting it out. i’ve heard that soaking or putting baking soda on it could draw it out so i tried. after almost 2 weeks of waiting and hoping it would come out on it’s own, i went to the doc to have it removed. i thought it was going to be a minor thing like having a mole removed. i was shocked to find it was a surgery. yikes. lucky for you (or maybe not so lucky?) they let me take pictures….
doesn’t look like much right? don’t be fooled! it was really deep and not visible on the surface.
this looks pretty gnarly but it’s just the betadine they used to clean my hand/arm…
are you kidding me!!! just for a splinter!?! the nurse assured me that doc wouldn’t be using all these but needed to have options…
yikes! vewy scawy.
my doctor was a sweet and chubby swedish man. he had little sausage fingers but apparently that wasn’t a problem for him.
taking photos helped me relax (kind of). the worst part about the whole thing were the shots to numb my hand. so freakin intense. i barely made it through that part. the rest was not a big deal.
little bastard piece of zebra wood.
one stitch. one little stitch.
oh really? i need that thing on there? sheesh.
still proudly wearing my hammer necklace.
i’m not gonna lie, my eyes were sweating a little.
submit zebra bastard!
bye bye splinters!
a bit of zar ultra max satin for a smooth finish.
yup. it’s safe now.
the best part is that my dog noodle and i now have matching stripey socks to cover our injuries - she broke yet another nail while jumping high in the park a couple weeks ago.
this is the shipping desk at LOV YOUR SPACE / SPLINTER RECORDS
splinter records. literally.