Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stitches emerging from finger after 7 years

warning, gross story and pictures ahead.

November 2003, I sliced open my index finger, and managed to damage a tendon in the process. Went to the ER and had it stitched up. Have the stitches out a few weeks later and the doc says it looks good, but to keep it bandaged up for 10 more days.

The 10 days are up, I take off the bandage and what do you know - it's infected. Get on some meds, get the infection cleared up. My finger never healed properly, but I always attributed it to the fact that the tendon was damaged.
Over the years, I would get swelling/inflamation in the area, and it would get incredibly painful - this would happen a few times a year. I would think about going to see the doctor, but then it would go away and would look somewhat normal.

Fast forward to 3 weeks ago. It swells up again, really red, hot and sore. And I notice fluid coming out of it, so me, being the non-medical personell that I am, decides to help it drain. I won't go into details. A few days later though, I notice something black sticking out of my skin - it looks like a thread. That's when I realize that it was a stitch. I call my doc, but she is on holidays so call back on Monday. Go in, she thinks I am nuts until she looks at my finger. By this point, I have a "bubble" of black coming up as well, not just the initial thread. She can't get it out, so tells me to soak it and put antibiotic cream on a few times a day and come back if they don't work there way out. So apparently, black stitches are to be used on the outside, as they don't dissolve - which means that the doctor used the wrong type to stitch my tendon. As of now, they are still not out - so I am going back tomorrow. But, I am so grossly fascinated by it that I had to take pictures.

Again, warning that it is quite gross, so look at your own risk

wrong sutures usedStitches emerging after 7 yearsSutures emerging after many years

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

well that was a first

We just experienced an earthquake. I know that Ottawa has felt them before, but it's the first time for me. I was at work, and just as the floor/walls started to shake - the baby started to go nuts - kinda freaky.

Apparently it measured 5.5 on the richter scale, and the epicentre was just outside of ottawa, near buckingham quebec.

No major injuries, but some of the downtown buildings have cracks in them/bricks falling off.

I called my mom to see how Julien reacted, and apparently he thought that it was thunder!


As of Tuesday night, I am the proud owner of a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo! It's black, and pretty - and I love it!

Traded in my corolla, so much more space inside, which is awesome since we are going to have 2 carseats in the back pretty soon! I will post a picture soon!

Monday, June 21, 2010

30 weeks

I can't believe I am now 3/4 of the way through this pregnancy. It also happened to be fathers day! J and I took Mr. J over to the park to play soccer for a little while, he had tons of fun! Also, my 30 week picture.

Nursery School Graduation

Friday was Juliens graduation from nursery school - it was pretty cute. Here are a few pictures.

Julien was a horse for "old macdonald"

Thursday, June 17, 2010

family fun at hogs back falls

Sunday afternoon we decided to have a family outing. J and I haven't been to hogs back falls in many years (I think the last time I was there was with my parents, so probably 1994) and J doesn't remember when he was last there. We thought it would be a great way to spend the afternoon.
Here is Julien getting his first glimpse of the falls:

Here are Julien and I watching some people fish at the bottom

another shot of Jules and I, on the other side of the falls now

and a cute pic of our little guy that  Icouldn't resist posting!

29 weeks

As of Sunday, I was 29 weeks pregnant. I haven't taken a picture for a few weeks, so here is the latest belly shot of baby picco.