I’m going to apologize in advance for a blog post with limited photos but….that’s the way it goes sometimes.
Here’s the story:
Sunday Kelli was home. We had asked Hubby if he would make us some boards so we could make some small quilt blocks like these from Tweetle Dee Design Co. When I saw these I loved them. I like barn quilts a lot but I liked these that were more rustic so much better.
Hubby said it would be no problem. He had to have a little convincing to be okay with using some not so nice boards…He thought the boards all needed to be perfect. We finally convinced him that some old boards he had lying around here would be fine. He went to the garage and started working on them. An hour or so later he came and found us telling us he made four blocks so we could each have two. We were so excited. Then while he was being so helpful I hit him up to prep some boards for another project I wanted to do….a bit later he came back with that project done too. I was a happy girl!
I thought that was the end of it then on Monday Hubby said something to me after work. He said that on Sunday when he had been working on those projects for me he was using an old board. He ran it through the table saw. Something flew up and hit him in the cheek. It bled but he didn’t think anything of it until today as his jar was really sore and uncomfortable. I thought it was odd that he didn’t tell me when it happened but that’s how Hubby operates. Nothing is a big deal until it’s a big deal.
Wednesday rolls around….. In the morning he called me from work and said his cheek was worse. It now had a lump the size of a walnut. Hmmm. I told him he better go into the doctor. He ignored me. During the day I decided that I’d call him later in the day and try to get him to make any appointment for the next day and if it got better, he could cancel it. Well before I got a chance to call him, he called me. He made his own appointment.
Well he went to a 5pm appointment. They took an xray and there is a 3/4″ nail embedded in his cheek flesh on the right cheek. That doctor wouldn’t do anything with him and he’s been referred on. It was an “after hours” appointment so they couldn’t schedule anything. We’ll learn more in the next day or so…..interesting for sure. Who gets a nail embedded into their cheek and doesn’t know it.
Hubby is a little concerned as the lump is about and inch away from the original entry point. It can’t just be pulled out with a big tweezer.
So that’s where we are now…waiting for a call to see what’s next.
He has an appointment for tomorrow morning at 9:15am. From there he’ll have surgery scheduled. He was told that they will have to put him out for the procedure so I’ll be taking a day off so I can take care of him. He insists that it isn’t really painful…just annoying. I’m glad for that. Waiting like he is would be so much harder if he was in pain.