Sunday, July 15, 2012
Went to ER as my finger cuts had not stopped bleeding and hour later.. or started again rather when I checked it. Plus one cut was right over finger joint. When you cut around a joint sometimes stitches r needed. This is my left pointer finger.. finger tip and second joint on back of hand. Cut by scissors slipping.. Tried to make a hole in a drink cozy with point of sharp scissors for son to use caribeener with it. Glad I had a tetanus shot recently. Glad he asked for help and it was me, not him.
So I went to ER with son. We arrived at 4, were seen about quarter of 5, left about quarter past 5. No stitches, but finger checked, a hemastat ointment applied to help clotting (it was stopped when we checked there), wrapped thickly, splinted, and buddy taped to middle finger. Hard to type!! Have to keep taped and splinted 2-3 days.
After this we were hungry.. went to Five Guys and I had a little cheeseburger and got a reg. fries, shared w/ son and hubby (got DH food to go and took to his office later). That comes to 816 calories with the ketchup. Oof!! I didn't want to cook anything with the high humidity and finger bandages.. also felt sorry for myself and it was kind of emo.
Then we went to ice cream place beside it, which is awesome homemade ice cream.. Um.. I had a sundae.. which was my first in a year and maybe longer.. I had grasshopper ice cream with hot fudge and slivered almonds and whip cream. I just tracked and estimate that sundae cost me 580 calories. Wow.. Delicious, though.. really was.. And won't do that again soon!! I justified it that this was National Ice Cream Day.. but.. mostly this was emo.. to soothe myself with food.. a habit I learned as a kid.. still trying to break this one. What are some non-caloric, more healthy ways to self soothe than food? Seriously need some good ideas in my toolbox for myself and son.
The other important piece here is that my son did well. He got a vanilla cone, but he ate just the top scoop and when he got down to the cone he told me he was full and all done, and felt sick. He handed me the cone. I managed to say no thank you and told him to go throw it out. (Do you have any idea how hard that was?!) He did throw it out. I couldn't look! (Money issues make this waste hard to take, too.) But- Good for him!! He listened well to his body and I praised him for that. He admitted he really didn't have room for ice cream before we got it, but wanted it anyway. Same here.. Alas..
I am way overfull now.. umm.. four hours later.. Still have upset tummy. Hrm..
Went to great Spark Live class with Coach Krystie.. Very supportive - her and the rest of the class. Oh, and this week's topic was ice cream.. How perfect was that?! I tracked and I'm sparking now..
Finger hurts tho.. must stop typing..
Back to the question.. What are healthy self-soothers??