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This project is from the Summer of 2010 and is now archived. Visit the IMA Island page for the next related project.


Last night the lantern was going dim so I decided to put some new batteries in. Of course, the packaging for these D batteries consisted of the thickest plastic POSSIBLE so people cannot steal them NOR open them. I got out my sharp knife to assist me because I desperately needed light. Well, I tried my best to safely open the batteries but the plastic would not slice open. I got some leverage and SLICE! I stabbed my hand right where the muscle exists by the lower thumb. My hand bled and bled and bled and I wrapped it up up with napkins and tape. Hilariously enough, the cut is tiny, so I look like a huge wimp. However, the cut is very deep and definitely sliced my muscle and poked my bone. My hand is swollen and it hurts to move it, so I cannot do tours today. I hate disappointing people.

3 Responses to “Ouch.”

  • jjg Says:

    You need to visit a doctor. Could get infected, or already is, especially since a knife carried on your body that is near the lake water, may have touched your bone.

  • lynn Says:

    I hope you flushed it out really well with clean water. If it is swollen you may need to see a dr about infection. Next time use the scissors!!!

  • Eric Says:

    I’m sooooooooooooooo sorry! I should have known better when I brought those to you. Since I work at a hospital, I have many of the things you might need to make it better. Let me know if you need anything to mend the wound and I can bring some over.

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