Ok, So I have had several people want to hear the whole embarrassing story about how I messed up my hand! So here it is....red cheeks and all! LOL
Most of you know that I volunteer at Pierce County Juvenile Court and have for about 7 years (with a break in the middle for about a year). Well one of my cases was in Trial and had reconvened after the snow\Christmas break (pun not intended, but works!). We generally always meet at 9 am in the court room for this case had gone on for several days. I was just right on time and speed walked my way to the court room on the 2ND floor. When I had gotten there the door was locked with no one inside...then it hit me...I forgot that the Judge was switching Court rooms at the beginning of the year. So I speed walked to the other side of the court house and just as I pass the security check in point, my heal slipped from under me. I tried to prevent myself from falling by doing the several leaps forward. Unfortunately there was a sign in front of me, as well as 10 security officers, several cops and about 20 attorneys! So yes, I bit it really hard taking the sign down with me! I heard everybody stop...gasp and say "oh, my gosh that was such a bad fall!" Several people approached me asking if I was OK, or if I needed medical attention...honestly....I just wanted out of there!!! NOW!! I quickly said no, but I held up my left hand and winched in pain. I had landed on my hand and bent 3 of my fingers all the way back to where they touched my wrist. Wanting to cry so much but I felt like I had to put on a brave face as I scuffled to the elevator. Which of course was being held open by onlookers!! When I arrived to the court room (now 5 min late!) in extreme pain, I saw the girl that I am a CASA for outside the court room. I had asked her why she wasn't inside yet and she said she was waiting for her attorney, I was thinking awe man! But I think the real kicker was when I went inside to take my seat at the Prosecutors table and told them what had happened, they pretty much said, "Well court doesn't start until 930 today!" as they laughed! So I bit it for nothing, but at least I went in style! And yes...on camera!! LOL
The only sad part was that I sat all through Trial (until 330) then went home and had Donnie go to school until about 7pm. then I went to the hospital and waited in the lobby for about 7 more hours to be seen! So almost a whole day of pain. I messed it up pretty bad, tore some capillaries and possible some cartilage too!
(note the glitter on the cast...got board with just blue! It needed some sparkle! lol)