August 11, 2008
I know that having an opposable thumb is what separates humans from other animals. But I didn't realize how important it was and how much I actually use my thumb in everyday activities. I had a busy weekend cooking for a family BBQ and my gourmet club (will share some yummy recipes later). During the process of cooking, I sliced my right thumb instead of slicing some potatoes! Ouch! All by myself (Mr. Bear was out of town and Chase Monster was too busy sleeping in the living room) with lots of blood I tried to control the bleeding and bandage myself. I managed to do so and continue cooking. It didn't hurt too much or maybe because I was so busy cooking that I didn't realize the pain. But later on when I finally got to sit and relax and enjoy the company of friends was it that I realized the pain! Yikes the throbbing!! And simple tasks such as using a fork or using a toothbrush was a little difficult without the use of a thumb. Every time I put too much pressure on my thumb, the pain reminded me of the accident. Even now as I attempt to type do I realize how much I use my thumb. Wow, who knew such a small part of me was so important in my everyday life!