April 01, 2011

I Spoke Too Soon And Split My Chin Open

My last post was all about my life being boring and I guess I spoke too soon. Just five days later, while at work, I slipped on a floor mat causing me to crack my poor little chin open.

And no, it wasn't because of alcohol!! I did drink that night but it had nothing to do with me falling.

As I was leaving the locker room, the floor mat slid as I stepped on it and I went flying forward. Normally I am agile enough to break my falls but I had all of my bags in my hands and couldn't use them at that moment.

So onto my chin I fell and here is the aftermath...

As you can see, I knocked over a bench on my way down and sent that girls stuff flying all over the place.

Geez, I'd rather have a boring life then have this happen to me again. It hurt like HELL!! I think I saw stars in my eyes for a split second. I didn't realize how bad it was until blood started gushing out of the wound.

The cut doesn't look too bad in this pic because I had already cleaned it all up but it's pretty damn deep.

I remember telling E.W. over the phone how much it hurt and he said "Oh, just wait till tomorrow."

And boy was he right!

The next morning felt like someone beat my face with an iron for a few hours. My jaw felt like it was wired shut.

As more and more people told me that I should get stitched up, I became super nervous. The last thing I need is a scar on my face!! I already have one on my chin. Don't need two OK?

That's when my trip to the ER began...

I have never been to any kind of doctor or hospital alone so just the thought of checking in by myself was terrifying.

*Note that E.W was away on business so couldn't take me.

I walked 10 blocks in the rain to Jefferson Hospital and surprisingly had a wonderful first time experience.

The check-in guy was so cool with me and joked around and made me laugh. I really needed that coz I was so stressed out.

The 2 nurses that glued me together were super young and pretty!! I told them that they look way too young to be nurses and they joked about all the free botox they get at the hospital.

The cut looks gross with the glue on it but the skin is all neatly lined up now for minimal scarring!!

BTW my lip looks weird coz I bite the skin off of it all the time. Whatever, it bothers me.

So after the gluing the doctor said she needed to give me a tetanus shot and I said..


She looked at me like...You're getting it whether you like it or not.

She said "It won't hurt much honey. The only thing is, tomorrow you might have the shakes, have similar symptoms to a fever, muscle pain and oh ye...you might have diarrhea and vomiting. No biggie!"


Then suddenly this image popped in my head.

I'd rather have the shakes than be in that guy's shoes. So I took the tetanus shot with closed eyes.

I guess now I def won't be going out anywhere anytime soon now that I have a huge welt on my chin and my antibiotics prevent me from consuming alcohol.

More time to blog!


Ninya said...

That's crazy! I split my chin because of my brother when i was a kid and i remember how bad it hurt, got stitches and everything. I hope it heals soon and have minimal scaring. I lol'd at the picture of the man, not a good look.

AllThingsGirly said...

Omg, it looks pretty bad but I'm sure it will heal nicely. :)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Hope you feel better soon


Denis Sinelnikov said...

ouch, i have the same scar from childhood

Irene Vlada said...

Lol.. Poor julie..

Jewelz said...

Ninya: Thanks girl. It seems like all kids get the chin injury!