From yesterday in the kitchen. A guest is slicing rind off fresh, rock hard, Parmesan cheese.

‘Careful how you go there, don’t want you cutting yourself’.
Answer in thick Scotish accent: ‘Reverend Mugo! I’m a painter and decorator’!
‘Right…so you are’.
‘What’s that got to do with it though’?
‘You know, paint scrapers and knives…like that’?

Accidents do happen in the kitchen including some deep cuts needing trained medical attention. Being in the kitchen around sharp knives reminded me to draw attention to a posting, How to care for an amputated body part. Be warned there is a photograph of a dismembered forearm, not something one witnesses every day. Perhaps it is good to witness though.

In the article there’s practical information on what to do with a severed body part. Yes, it is written with humour and a light hand, the subject however is serious. No mistake about that.

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4 thoughts on “Witness”

  1. It DOES remind me of my recent past life. Interesting point in the link shown. Loss of a body part/component does involve a grieving process; even [loss of]internal organs which are not so obvious. It is only in more recent nursing practice that this is being recognised.
    Certainly when I was working in trauma, I found that most accidents happened when doing ordinary everyday things. Nothing dramatic.
    Even sharpening a pencil is not without its risks.

  2. Interesting. You mean I was not such a wimp when I kept my wisdom tooth. And then later threw it in the general direction of the cemetery!

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