Sep 01 2013

In Which I Accidentally Test My Previous Post

Yesterday I posted about reducing a somatic symptom of anxiety. Today, I accidentally gashed myself with a knife and found myself quite panicky at the injury and blood and in the emergency room….retesting all that advice I was handing out*. Empiricism!

However, this also serves as an announcement that blogging, if it occurs, will be short and possibly typo-prone. My left hand looks a bit like a sewing project, and I’ve just sent my computer into the shop for a few days. The WordPress app on my phone isn’t bad, but the links feature is buggy, and composing is slow.

* I tried all suggestions in sequence and found the most immediate relief from the cool cloth on the back of my neck, but want to compare it to an ice pack in the same location. Even more helpful was the friend who talked cheerfully about her summer without needing much response from me–distracting me for the entire procedure. She’s going to be a brilliant doctor.


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  1. 1
    Jason Thibeault

    Well that sucks. Good to practice, but less good the circumstances.

    1. 1.1
      Kate Donovan

      Bah, yeah. Docs answered all my questions about fainting and the vascular system, though!

  2. 2

    My advice is to not do that. I’ve had very good feedback about the efficacy of that plan.

  3. 3

    Ouch. Heal up soon!
    I’m tempted to suggest regular doses of Nutella cookies as an addition to normal therapy, but one-handed baking is not a particularly good plan.

  4. 4

    I failed to follow my own advice and badly butchered my thumb. I’m lucky to be a fan of irony.

    Solidarity feels! *fist bleed*

    1. 4.1
      Kate Donovan

      oh nooooo :(

      *fist bump*

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