But not for me this time! Unfortunately, while fishing off the breakwater at the port last night, my husband got a fish on the line (that's ok, we like fish!), but the fish let go and the line pinged back and all the hooks and sinkers hit him in the head!
I was sitting on a rock nearby, taking photos, and I heard him yell. He turned around and there was blood pouring down his face. I think there may have been some swears! I rushed over and I could see a huge hook caught in his temple, and fishing line wrapped all about his head. I got the big hook out (7cm long) as it was only a couple of mm below the surface of the skin. I had to use a whopping great fishing knife to cut all the line away, and it must have looked like I was threatening him from a distance! :P
But there was a second hook, smaller, only about 4cm long, but lodged quite deeply into his left eyebrow. :(
We packed up and drove the short distance home, and checked it out under better light. After deciding he couldn't remove it himself (and I sure as heck wasn't game!) we made the 1min trip to the hospital. Literally, it would only take us 5 mins to walk there we live so close!
And then we waited. For 3 HOURS!!! Sure, he wasn't in much pain, but he was going into a bit of shock, and he was quite a mess with blood all over his face. I had made sure to take a good stash of food and juice with me as I knew the wait could be a while.
And, oh yeah, had a low of 3.0mmol/L in the middle of all this! :S There was a discussion about who should drive to the hospital, not me, cos I'm low, and not him, as he's got blood on his face and may be in shock... he drove. I figure he had better control of all his faculties at that point!
All the staff were really kind and helpful, and they apologised for the long wait; there was a car crash with several patients which arrived just before us. They even let Hubby in to get cups of tea and coffee. Oh, and the nurses were all quite curious to see the man with the hook in his eye!
When we finally got let in to the ED, I asked if I could video the "procedure" and the lovely doc said yes. Here 'tis. Please don't watch if you're at all squeamish!
And part 2:
Funny, I was just thinking the other day that I hadn't been to A+E for a while. Looked like I jinxed it! haha :P
How was your weekend?