This might be too graphic for some. I apologize. I don't know where else to go and ask. I don't have anyone to talk to irl.
- - - -
I cut last night. I was drunk, and I went deeper than I meant to. I startled myself because it bled so much so suddenly, so I stopped at the one cut. Once I'd gotten the bleeding stopped, I just dressed it and went to bed. I know...that was stupid. I should have gotten it looked at. I was wasted, and I made a bad call. I didn't even put steri strips on it, because they make my skin blister. That was also a stupid decision, I know.
Today, when I went to wash the wound and change the dressing, I saw that it was even worse than I thought.
Am I too late to go have it looked at? It's been a little over 24 hours now. I have the materials to care for it myself, and I know how. I've successfully cared for bad cuts before. But, though I've cut through the dermis before, I've never handled anything worse.
I rubbed a little antiseptic salve onto the skin around the cut, and put a big sterile dressing over it. If it is too late to have it looked at, is there anything I need to know for caring for it at home?
Thank you, and I apologize if I'm out of line or my post is too gross.