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Yesterday at 4:30 pm my wife caught her foot coming up the back steps . She fell onto the deck & fell on her hand , causing a severe injury to her right baby finger . It was bleeding profusely and when I looked at it  the whole knuckle bone was pushed through the skin . I took her to the emerg . and she was x-rayed then the joint was aligned , then x-rayed again before being stitched up & a steel finger guard placed over it .  The surgeon called it a "tendon blow out" ( 4.5 hrs total time there) She will see a Dr.Bush to remove the stitches and work on the tendon . ( He did the skin graft on my nose a few years+ ago ).  She is a trooper & is doing fine now !

  So I have been doing a little "maids" work ...got dish pan hands right now ....Picked up the groceries today ,  ( plus a nice fat rotisserie chicken ready to eat )  Picked some beans from the garden & some cherry tomatoes. I cooked the perch yesterday .....( Chef Smercho )  .  

   Tomorrow is looking like another fishing day as I need to get  our pooch Maggie's blood pressure pills , so I will be close to Port ....and the water ....and as Wilf Brimley said , "It's the right thing to do"   :Gonefishing: 

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Smerch I almost 🤢 just reading that. I’m glad she’s doing better today, that must of hurt for sure I’m cringing just thinking about it. 
good luck tomorrow hopefully you’ll find some water that’s not double double. 

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1 hour ago, Bubba14 said:

Oh wow Bill, I hope the missus gets the care she needs and heals quickly!

Just call me nurse Smerch , just changed the gauze bandage , hand is swollen as expected . She spent the day on the phone trying to get through to Service Ontario ....nothing but a busy signal all day !  Her old red & white health card is invalid since she hasn't used it in over 30 years ( no docs or prescriptions) . They need to have more people on the phones .  

Tyler ...water was M.U.D. today ....only the gobies could find my offerings .  Gulls were picking up a few minnows in the fast water . Back to the carp for a while as the wind isn't a problem when they do the hit'n run thing !  :Gonefishing:

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10 hours ago, Mbocco said:

Geez.  Hope she is healing well.  If u need anything that can be helpful let me know. 

Thanks !  Her hand has swollen more each day but the sutures look good . 

1 hour ago, Chrisb said:

You can get a new health card at the driver license bureau.

She needs to get a temporary pass number from Health Canada before getting the sutures removed . They could bill us $700 for the hospital visit .

Service Ontario is backlogged and she cannot wait in a long line up for hours , will try again today , tomorrow ....

I need to get my plate stickers for 2 years & drivers & health cards renewed ....usually go to  hwy 20 , Fonthill ....have until Feb, if needed.

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 We went to Fonthill , 6 people ahead of us , back out in 20 minutes. She got a temporary health number to use until the new card arrives . 

Her finger was oozing and swelled up to the back of her hand . I went to Shoppers D.M.for antibiotics . They wouldn't accept my drug card without her new number . After 35 years of her having no prescriptions I had to pay $33 for 10 pills .( script fee $12 ) ....hoping this will work until sutures are removed .

I am the new maid helping with the domestic duties . Supper yesterday was haddock & fries .....They gave me 4 large pieces of fish instead of 2 pcs. ( I think they know I tip well) , so it's fish & chips again today !  :wub:

 I'm into withdrawal symptoms as I see dust building up on my fishing rods .....hope to get out for a few hours tomorrow .   :unsure:..:Gonefishing:

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  • 2 weeks later...

Well , it's been a month ....time to remove the stitches after a layer of dead skin has been removed ...still looks sore , puffy and raw !

She went to our local clinic (Pelham Rd)  at 2:30 pm & the lady at the desk said they were closed . On line closing time says 3 pm.

and she said check other clinics for closing times . Needless to say ...still stitched up !

  I have had stitches removed by a doc who thought round cardboard cutters would do the job !!  Luckily , his assistant handed him the "right"  pointed ones that worked ! 

I never saw that "doctor" again . I have some tiny , sharp  pointed scissors used when I did some taxidermy .......  There are things one can do at home .....like removing a fish hook !   :mellow:

Our medical system was much much better during the 50's !

 

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