Saturday, January 7, 2012

I cannot make this stuff up!

All week I've been thinking, "I should blog", "I should blog" but now I'm glad I didn't.  I can't think of a better 1st post for the year than this one.  Yesterday my day started off quite normal.  I taught an English lesson to Risa, my faithful Saturday morning student then had lunch with Jason, just like we do almost every single Saturday.  After lunch I was so excited to shoot my 1st ever maternity session for some friends!  Things were going GREAT!  The clients were GORGEOUS, had some great ideas and were really into the session.  We were getting some great shots

I took the above photo then decided I wanted to make some small adjustments, including getting down a little lower, so I sat down and this happened
 Not sure what "this" is?  Let me tell you.  It's a fishhook...IN MY A$$!!!!  I sat on a fishhook and it ended up stuck in my bum!

I admit, it was slightly funny but it HURT! I wasn't sure if I wanted to laugh or cry.

I called my husband and while he was on his way to our location, I figured, "there isn't anything I can do about this right now, we might as well get a few more shots in", so we did, and they are some of my favorites from the day

My husband arrived and we spent about 15 minutes trying to figure out how to get that thing out of me.  Luckily, we didn't have to cut my favorite jeans off of me but we couldn't get it out!  We do not have an ER here on our base.  We have no access to a DR on the weekends so we called a medic friend of ours and he generously came over to take a look.  We decided since the hook wasn't exactly clean and it was a fairly large size, it was best if we drove to the ER on Yokosuka {about an hour away}

Here I am with a fishhook in my hip {I'm only sharing this photo because 1, you can't really tell what part of my body it is and 2, it was in an area that wouldn't be covered by a bathing suit}

At the ER, the doc gave me some lidocaine and made a VERY SMALL incision {turns out I have VERY tough skin, rhinoceros hide as my husband called it and it took the doc a while to make the incision} and pulled it out.  I now have a very small hole where the hook was and it just feels like a bruise.

Thankfully my tetanus is up to date and I didn't have to get a shot!  I do NOT like needles!

This turned out to be a day I will never forget!


Nina said...

Oh geesh, what an adventure! Luckily it all turned out good at the end :) And pics are great!

JG said...

First: fantastic pictures!

Second: OWWWWWWWWIE!!! Glad there's just a small bruise.

Megan said...

Oh my goodness! At first I kinda chuckled at the absurdness of you sitting on a fishhook, what a random thing to happen to someone! But oh my goodness, when I saw your pictures, boy does that look like it hurt! That is definitely a crazy story!

Just_Megs said...

Hi! I'm a new reader and I have to say I had to laugh at how ridiculous that is! I'm glad you are okay and even got a few more pictures in.

It's so nice to read that stuff like this happens in other people's lives, too {{thought it was just me}}!

Mrs. Monkey said...

my goodness that is crazy! I giggled a little thoug, that you say you're afraid of needles but seemed very brave at having a giant fish hook stuck in you! :) Glad you're ok!

Jamie said...

Oh my gosh. Oww.