it’s official (not the “uncut” version)

… i’m in the boonies. and i love it! yes, i do so far anyway. it’s only been a few weeks, but it feels good out here after my move to vienna. its comfortable, i have awesome trees right outside my windows, my parking spot is always available. within three blocks is the cutest part of the town of vienna with boutiques, shops, restaurants.

true to form, i was an absolute klutz the weekend of the move. wondering why no capital letters? i can’t reach them – yes, really.

i took that friday off so that movers could come by and get all my heavy furniture before the friends crew came out on saturday morning to help with everything else. now i’m a handy girl and i know how to be safe with tools. but when i got out my pocket knife to open my new drill on friday morning, somehow i slipped while opening the package and stabbed myself in the hand/thumb. ouch!

(if you’re super squeemish, stop reading here.)

i knew i had hit myself but i didn’t realize how bad it was until blood was everywhere. i knew immediately that i would need at least a few stitches, so my mom stayed to wait for the movers while i drove to arlington urgent care with five compresses and two towels. yuck!

they took such good care of me at the urgent care, i would recommend their services in a second. they are fast, professional, even nice and helpful! after those awesome numbing shots, they could poke around and saw that i had cut a tendon and some other fun stuff.

long story short i ended up having surgery at the manus center, a vienna-based hand surgery and care center – i highly recommend them – on friday afternoon. now i sport this nifty cast (read: annoying as all get out) from my fingers to almost my elbow and am going to have quite the battle wound from the surgery and tons of stitches. well, and i can barely type. or button my pants. or pick anything up. or shower without a bag over my arm.

but, if you’re ever in the market for a hand surgeon, dr. schepler in vienna rocked the day. they took me as a walk-in from the emergency room, performed the surgery in their in-office operating room, and sent me on my way in about two hours. i walked out and the whole waiting room was full – so i felt a little bad, but it’s not like my visit was planned!

overall lessons of the day? for crying out loud, cut away from yourself! second, arlington urgent care and the manus surgery center took such good care of me – i hope you don’t need either of them, but if you do, know you’ll be in good [uncut] hands!

5 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

    I think that’s the Arlington urgent care that used to be across from the Costco in Pentagon city, down the street from my darling girlfriend. Our two experiences there were similarly pleasant. More personable service than my general practitioner’s office (not that it’s poor there) and pretty prompt help. Good to hear they didn’t suffer quality for the move, though they’re sure less convenient now…


  2. DPC (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    Another woman not knowing how to work a set of tools and sharp objects!


  3. Don (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

    Aren’t you fortunate, DPC, that I’m not so vindictive that I’d pick up the phone and call Mr Sewell over that kind of insulting and sexist comment?


  4. DPC (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

    Easy….we all know that Stacey is a clutz. She just needs to be more careful. I’m thinking about her health here.


  5. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

    Yeah, but you’re being a giant putz, DPC :)



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