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There and back again

This was my first time in Ocean City in several years. Not much has changed, from my cursory overview.

Got down & back just fine, thanks. 3 hour drive each way, but no excitement or trouble. The Maryland Pharmacists Association Convention seemed to be going well...my purpose in going was to give an award to my friend Paul, who has just become president of MPhA. Before I left I wandered the boardwalk for a bit (taking in the sights, enjoying the salt air, getting some sun & exercise, etc.) although there wasn't much to do...most of the businesses weren't open. No Thrasher's, so no boardwalk fries. My favorite head shop has changed names, so it may have changed some of the stuff it was carrying. No way to tell for certain; by the time I had to leave it was still not open. The poster shop was also closed, so no luck there either. But at least it was pleasant out! Sunny, not yet too hot, and a moderate breeze kept me walking.

So, after leaving OC, I came home, cleaned up, changed, & went to work. Came home from work, started cleaning & cut my hand open while doing dishes. A shallow but large cut. Went to Holy Cross Hospital, and they patched up my hand for me. Gotta keep it dry for 3 days...moderately successful at that in the shower this morning, although I'm wondering if I should change the bandage on top. Well, it's only been on for 8 hours or so, so I guess I'll replace it when I'm home from work.

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cellio
Jun. 12th, 2002 01:59 am (UTC)
keeping dry
When I had Lyme disease, I had an IV port in my arm that I had to keep dry for a month. I'm not a bath person; I'm a shower person. I found that plastic wrap was my friend; washing an arm carefully at the sink after a shower is not a big deal compared to the vigilence that would have been required otherwise in the shower. You could probably just pull a plastic bag over your hand -- or, can you get surgical gloves? I assume they're water-tight.
estherchaya
Jun. 12th, 2002 02:53 am (UTC)
don't believe him. It bled a lot, which is why we were worried, but it's not that big. It's not like it's all the way across his hand or anything. So now that he's got all his friends out there worried half to death, you can all breath a sigh of relief. :)

Personally, I think that you ought to realize, Seth, that there are much easier ways to get out of doing the dishes. Like asking me nicely to do them! :-P
sethcohen
Jun. 13th, 2002 04:14 am (UTC)
Re: Down to earth
Sweetie, would you please apply yourself to some of the mounds of dishes awaiting cleaning? I'd love to help, but I've got this little problem... 8^)

I was trying to not make you do anything. You're not exactly feeling well...
estherchaya
Jun. 13th, 2002 05:41 am (UTC)
Re: Down to earth
aw, you're so sweet.

Please note that I did two loads of dishes yesterday.
sethcohen
Jun. 13th, 2002 06:41 am (UTC)
Re: Down to earth
So noted, sweetie. Now, if you felt like doing the other 5 batches...
estherchaya
Jun. 13th, 2002 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: Down to earth
Done. (except for a few glasses...I'm a bit wary of those right now)

And it was only two batches. :P
indigodove
Jun. 12th, 2002 03:52 am (UTC)
Hope your hand feels better soon!!!

You could use a plastic bag and a rubber band, since it's your hand.
jeannegrrl
Jun. 12th, 2002 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yuck! Sorry to hear about your hand! Wishing you a speedy healing!
sethcohen
Jun. 13th, 2002 04:15 am (UTC)
I've taken a page out of your book
I've been telling everyone I hurt my hand foiling a mugging. 8^) Not really, but it's much more fun than the actual answer.
sethcohen
Jun. 13th, 2002 04:17 am (UTC)
Gotta give myself a hand
In response to everyone, the ER gave me some latex gloves, which keep my hand mostly dry when I'm showering. The gauze gets a bit damp, but not the gauze directly covering the wound, which is fine by me. I'm doing okay, although my arm stings a bit where they gave me the tetanus booster. My hand doesn't hurt at all, although since I gave blood recently my *arm* hurts where they drew blood. I'm just multiply punctured. 8^)
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