working after sustaining an injury

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How many of us do this?
I cut the dickens out of my thumb last week ( with no liver in sight.) and rather than leave and have it checked out by a doc, I iced, wrapped and rubber gloved the next three hours to get my shift done. Lucky for me I cut through the nail and stiches were not an option, doc said that would be even more traumatic. so I got my tetnis shot, steri stripped my finger together and went on my merry way.
The throbbing can be troublesome thow. :eek:
 
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...Yeah, or if you're really in a hurry, and it won't stop bleeding, just throw a rubber glove over it.
 
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Ouch!

I'm a big baby, I'd probably whine and complain until chef would get sick of me and send me home!!! :D :D :D
 
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Momoreg:
What is that? Hand confit? Blood sausage?
That's pretty gross!!
 
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i told my friends about the boo boo and they almost passed out to hear i did not run to the hospital! i love "regular" people!
;)
 
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I worked 2 parties on a sprained ankle with a black and blue set of piggies....not a pretty thing....though I did hire an asst to go grocery shopping and help serve...I could not drive for 10 days. People kept asking if it was broken and had I had it x-rayed...
ya know parties aren't canceled cause you got a bo bo....and the bills keep coming. I actually got 3 new gigs out of that night.
 

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I never had anything too serious. Some pretty bad cuts and all, but nothing I didn't work through the night with. One time I had a terrible burn and the paramedics came, and I went home on that one. My arm was so bad there was nothing I could do.
 
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My scariest was in an old kitchen, always smelled like gas even though maintenance came out 15 million times (the kitchen's been this way for 40 years, why do YOU have a problem with it? mentality). I had a horrible cold; couldn't smell a thing.

Hood is on 24 hours a day. Bug guy came in and sprayed that night--must have knocked the steamtable gas on (it never had had a stop even though I had repeatedly requested one; but we never used it so it never happened. I always turned on the gas on way in to change in the mornings. Lit a match to light the pilot and boy there was a flare-up! Burned the chapstick off my lips and the hairspray in my hair! Small burn on hand. Cooked and served breakfast to my 24 guys -- THEN lost it!

No major burns, no lasting marks but it scared the you know what outta me. Ok, my hair looked kinda funny for a while and my lips were blistered--no hot coffee for a while; but I was Ok.
 
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wooooo....I do that too, have a major trauma continue working then a week or so later melt down into a babbling puddle. Adrenaline??? Geez Lynne you were really lucky.
 
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Wow, we really ARE troopers, aren't we? I got a terrible burn getting a giant baking sheet out of the oven just this evening. I think I have more burn scars on my arms than most folks who collect tattoos. Like the rest of you, no matter how bad the injury, I get the job done and THEN feel the pain. Once I even worked the week with a broken foot. I'd dropped a heavy table on it and didn't have the time to feel the pain. Another time I ran so hard and fast that day that a toe nail separated from my toe! Long live the dedicated. :D
 
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<<i told my friends about the boo boo and they almost passed out to hear i did not run to the hospital! i love "regular" people!>>

Yup, it is kind of amusing to see others cringe when you tell them about things that you never really thought much about.

The thing I can't stand is when someone in the kitchen cuts themselves and then whines about it the whole evening. If it's that bad go to the hospital.

Matthew
 
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i think the worst thing i ever worked through was the night the hose to the fryolater cleaning machine let go into my work boot. i ran screaming every obscenity and then some down the line(in an open kitchen) grabbed the waitrons 5 gal. bucket of ice water and jammed my foot in, boot and all, smoked a butt and then finished cleaning the kitchen before i went home. i guess maybe our pain threshhold is a little different in the kitchens. no pain, no gain.
 
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LOL momoreg!!!!!

Well Isa I almost PM Mbrown to wish her a good recovery but then I saw the date of her post :)
 
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