That's how long it took.
It took two weeks of bandages, Neosporin, consultation with the school nurse, and reapplication to heal the tip of my middle finger. Two weeks ago Saturday, I sliced it open while I was doing dishes. I washed a Pampered Chef stoneware piece that had a crack, unbeknownst to me. As I washed it, the pan shattered into giant and little pieces, and almost took a chunk out of my middle finger. It took 15 minutes of pressure to stop the bleeding before it could be bandaged.
Once I had the Band-Aid in, I wondered, "How in the world am I going to wash my hair?" With a hunk of skin still attached to my finger, how was I going to make it happen? Bob had the solution - he went to the grocery store while I worked out Sunday morning, and he bought me a box of latex gloves. This is how I have made it happen for the last two weeks - and now, I've gotten used to it.
Saturday morning, I decided to give my finger some air - it had been bandaged up for 14 days, so I thought it was time to test things out. I could tell it was much better and completely healed. It's nice to not have it all covered and protected - it can now handle the elements and I can discontinue further care.
When things happen, we look for the quick fix - we want it bandaged, healed, and done in a short period of time. As soon as this happened, I know there would be no quick fix - I knew it would take a considerable amount of time to heal this wound. Our mainstream world may run on instant gratification – the quicker the better – but healing does not. This goes for all types of healing – including mental and emotional. There is an old saying that states, “Time heals all wounds” – this is only true if you do something about it within the time you are given. Thank goodness – the Great Healer is our Lord and Savior. He will help you heal – all you have to do is let Him.
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