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weinoo

weinoo

Yesterday, a minor medical procedure was performed.  I had noticed a finger starting to hurt 5 or 6 days ago. Then swelling, redness and heat, along with throbbing pain (fingers have a lot of nerve!), meant a call and plea to get in to see a favorite doc STAT - my hand guy (who is awesome).

 

Now, you know when a doc says "this is going to hurt a lot" (ahem @Kerry Beal), it's really going to hurt.  (Actually, I call the hand doc my favorite torturer.) I looked at the needle (this was no regular needle)...then a brave face, a look away, et voilà...

 

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Antibiotics, wound care 4x a day, etc. etc. Felt so much better within 3 or 4 hours. And a revisit tomorrow to hopefully hear him say: "looks good." 

 

All fine and dandy, except...that's my dominant hand. The one which holds a knife and does a lot of other stuff in the kitchen. I mean, it's not all bad when seeing this doc, as he's right around the block from the classic...

 

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Known for, among other things, pie...

 

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Blueberry crumble and apple pies help with the pain.  And that shop is right across the street from Tal Bagels.

 

 

For the one-handed drive home, an everything with a schmear made the drive easier. A good (though large) bagel, needing no toasting when nice and fresh, as this one was.

 

So...not wanting to deal with lunch, a quick walk over to Scarr's...

 

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Really made Significant Eater happy (and me too). Shit, there was even a Diet Coke!

 

Now, back to the kitchen, coping and dealing.  An early delivery yesterday included a pound of wild shrimp, and when shrimp show up, the faster they are cooked, the better right? Kinda easy (though cleaning them was a pain in the ass), and then a quick salad topped with a few of those poached shrimp made an easy enough, nine-fingered dinner...

 

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The céleri rémoulade had already been made, and the pickled turnip was a purchased product. A nice baguette rounded it all out.

 

So - how do you cope?

weinoo

weinoo

Yesterday, a minor medical procedure was performed.  I had noticed a finger starting to hurt 5 or 6 days ago. Then swelling, redness and heat, along with throbbing pain (fingers have a lot of nerve!), meant a call and plea to get in to see a favorite doc STAT - my hand guy (who is awesome).

 

Now, you know when a doc says "this is going to hurt a lot" (ahem @Kerry Beal), it's really going to hurt.  (Actually, I call the hand doc my favorite torturer.) I looked at the needle (this was no regular needle)...then a brave face, a look away, et voilà...

 

IMG_3965.thumb.jpeg.b2b7aa01a5f9d0e41ad2f751cac3f693.jpeg

 

Antibiotics, wound care 4x a day, etc. etc. Felt so much better within 3 or 4 hours. And a revisit tomorrow to hopefully hear him say: "looks good." 

 

All fine and dandy, except...that's my dominant hand. The one which holds a knife and does a lot of other stuff in the kitchen. I mean, it's not all bad when seeing this doc, as he's right around the block from the classic...

 

image.thumb.png.4ad96d0f0a0266d26f06bd6db1eabaaa.png

 

Known for, among other things, pie...

 

IMG_3966.thumb.jpeg.0bb9c1547a7889736d462ec8dd630d8a.jpeg

 

Blueberry crumble and apple pies help with the pain.  And that shop is right across the street from...

 

image.thumb.png.af766f9e6a03e80ac039d880403ec27f.png

 

For the one-handed drive home, an everything with a schmear made the drive easier. A good (though large) bagel, needing no toasting when nice and fresh, as this one was.

 

So...not wanting to deal with lunch, a quick walk over to Scarr's...

 

64011366326__FDBE91FD-7C72-447A-8922-1668DAF340D4.thumb.jpeg.60a1d53a918774c36a453a2166a00c7a.jpeg

 

Really made Significant Eater happy (and me too). Shit, there was even a Diet Coke!

 

Now, back to the kitchen, coping and dealing.  An early delivery yesterday included a pound of wild shrimp, and when shrimp show up, the faster they are cooked, the better right? Kinda easy (though cleaning them was a pain in the ass), and then a quick salad topped with a few of those poached shrimp made an easy enough, nine-fingered dinner...

 

IMG_3971.thumb.jpeg.eb852b5c64c025573b9bdb8f782def93.jpeg

 

The céleri rémoulade had already been made, and the pickled turnip was a purchased product. A nice baguette rounded it all out.

 

So - how do you cope?

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