Stabbed Myself in the Thumb
By Kharla Jolly
East Tawas, Michigan
July 21, 2021 10:18am CST
This sounds gruesome, but it happened so quickly! I was preparing a potato for dinner, so I could microwave(bake)it. I've been forewarned to punch holes in the skin, so it doesn't explode and cause an awful mess. After washing the potato I used a paring knife to stab a couple holes in it. (Oops) Holding the potato in my right hand, I carelessly stabbed into my thumb! It shocked me at first, feeling the pain in two seconds. I immediately grabbed a wet paper towel and wrapped my thumb tightly. Upon examining the place where I'd injured myself, it appeared to be quite deep. Yet, within about five minutes it had stopped bleeding. Instead of heading to the hospital ER, I decided to first give it some time. After supper I realized, the wound wasn't quite as bad as it first appeared to be. As of today, it's doing much better:) Photo:Mine
16 people like this
• Walnut Creek, California
I am glad it's doing better. I cut myself the most often when I am changing guitar strings. This little bast*rds jab me and cause a little pearl of blood. I put Neosporin (or whatever it's called--yellow tube stuff) on it and a Bandaid and am OK after a day or two.
• United States
Ouch, it looks sore! I haven't cut myself with a knife for years. I am pretty careful with them. Sometimes even a small cut from an infected item can give you that horrible mersa, or some other kind of flesh eating bacteria..although it is not common. Fortunately, yours doesn't look too bad.
• East Tawas, Michigan
@snowy22315 Actually, I developed a lump on my shoulder. It didn't go away, so I went to see my doctor. She did a test and said it was MERSA. The one on my leg, was like a painful boil. My daughter was a nurse, she begged me to get immediate medical care. She saw people lose a large chunk of flesh, because of MERSA, even a leg or an arm. So I got medical attention and yes, it would have only gotten worse. I thought it was only from living dirty, my doctor said 'absolutely not!'
• Mumbai, India
Ohh glad to hear that's it's healing. I know people from your continent wouldn't believe in these home remedies. But here in our country we first try with home remedies and then go to a doctor. ....I mean it, only if the wound is not deep. Else always a doctor. So in the kitchen it often happens while we cook. So during such instances we apply Turmeric powder. Turmeric powder with its high antiseptic properties, dabbing a generous amount of turmeric powder on a fresh cut will help stop the oozing of blood and also prevent infections.