Canning as a contact sport? Post your worst injuries...
Okay - so I am probably in the minority since I am a complete spaz but for me, canning and cooking truly is a contact sport. Don't even get me started on the gardening injuries. I am typing as blood is dripping down my finger. Why? Because last night, I was cutting tomatoes for Katie's Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup. Everything was in the dishwasher so I was lazy and used a serrated knife. And proceeded to serrate a slice of skin off of my finger. Superficial cut - not a big deal. But I opened it tonight and it is bleeding like crazy.
By far, my worst canning injury happened last year. When I cut four jalapeno's without gloves. After 11 hours of jalapeno burn on my hands (you don't know pain until you have jalapeno burn) I finally broke down and went to the ER. They told me there was nothing they could do and to wait it out. I refused to leave the ER. I had three doctors see me and they all said to wait it out. But I still refused to leave. They finally got fed up with me and a sympathetic intern who gave me a topical numbing cream.
Cuts, burns, blood, pepper juice in the eye. All par for the course when I am in the kitchen.
What's your worst canning/cooking injury???