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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby Rockchucker » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:38 pm

Yea it's hurting like hell, I'm also a bit nervous because two fingers have very little feeling.
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby Jimr » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:33 pm

Leaving gear behind and stuffing only the essentials to get yourself out is an option depending on circumstances. If you can stuff with one hand, then jettison everything except the essentials into the tent. The less of a load, the less working against you. There are many variables, but getting yourself to help is the secondary objective. Stopping the bleeding and stabilizing the wound as best you can is the primary objective.
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby austex » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:02 pm

Rockchucker wrote:Yea it's hurting like hell, I'm also a bit nervous because two fingers have very little feeling.

Sorry man, been there too.
You may have damaged nerves; maybe not news. They do grow back it does take time. 6-12 months.It is a slow process. I know it's scary, but hang in there and (cliche) be thankful it wasn't worse.
Hope you are feeling better soon and get back to somewhat of a normal routine.
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby Rockchucker » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:15 pm

austex wrote:
Rockchucker wrote:Yea it's hurting like hell, I'm also a bit nervous because two fingers have very little feeling.

Sorry man, been there too.
You may have damaged nerves; maybe not news. They do grow back it does take time. 6-12 months.It is a slow process. I know it's scary, but hang in there and (cliche) be thankful it wasn't worse.
Hope you are feeling better soon and get back to somewhat of a normal routine.

Thanks! You're right could have been way worse.
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:05 pm

The worst I ever did to myself at work was while trying very hard to get a large screw to go in while I held the metal I was trying to get through my rolling scaffold rolled away on me and with the full weight of my body I stabbed the drill through the tip of my finger. My nail had been flat against the wall so it was not ripped off but a dent was in the wall where it had bashed through my finger into the back of the nail. The next day I found some bone fragments on the end of my drill. Fun fun! I still have a small X mark on my finger which is the scar from the Philips head. I never did see a doctor for any of these injuries.
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby rlown » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:18 pm

Rogue,

You might get it soon. We're not invincible. We don't get younger, but we are supposed to get smarter. And now we have affordable healthcare. :p Did a tetanus shot come to mind?

RC, what pain meds did they prescribe? I assume no work for a bit.
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby Rockchucker » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:57 pm

Vicodin,( I hate pain pills, foggy head is almost as bad as the pain!) no work for a day or two, I'm going to take advantage of the nice weather and day hike tomorrow, with my hand elevated of course. Good thing I'll be where no one is other, quite the site, a guy walking with a hand resting on his head! :retard:
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby Rockchucker » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:02 pm

RoguePhotonic wrote:The worst I ever did to myself at work was while trying very hard to get a large screw to go in while I held the metal I was trying to get through my rolling scaffold rolled away on me and with the full weight of my body I stabbed the drill through the tip of my finger. My nail had been flat against the wall so it was not ripped off but a dent was in the wall where it had bashed through my finger into the back of the nail. The next day I found some bone fragments on the end of my drill. Fun fun! I still have a small X mark on my finger which is the scar from the Philips head. I never did see a doctor for any of these injuries.

This was a case of no choice, squirting blood is pretty scary, and as a carpenter I've been cut plenty. This was a whole new level.
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby Ross939 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:15 pm

It looks as though it's doing quite well, under the circumstances. Relatively light swelling and good color indicates no infection, Hand injuries are tough, though. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby rlown » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:17 pm

Rockchucker wrote:Vicodin,( I hate pain pills, foggy head is almost as bad as the pain!) no work for a day or two, I'm going to take advantage of the nice weather and day hike tomorrow, with my hand elevated of course. Good thing I'll be where no one is other, quite the site, a guy walking with a hand resting on his head! :retard:


Hmm.. Vicodin has no fogginess effect on me. 3 advil works like 1 vicodin. but ask your doc.

Too soon to hike even hand above head. I know you wanna. don't. artery.
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby Rockchucker » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:40 pm

rlown wrote:
Rockchucker wrote:Vicodin,( I hate pain pills, foggy head is almost as bad as the pain!) no work for a day or two, I'm going to take advantage of the nice weather and day hike tomorrow, with my hand elevated of course. Good thing I'll be where no one is other, quite the site, a guy walking with a hand resting on his head! :retard:


Hmm.. Vicodin has no fogginess effect on me. 3 advil works like 1 vicodin. but ask your doc.

Too soon to hike even hand above head. I know you wanna. don't. artery.

Vicodin keeps me from sleeping, gives my head a numb fogginess, but all prescription pain killers does that to me.
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Re: Bad cut (kind of graphic)

Postby Rockchucker » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:43 pm

Ross939 wrote:It looks as though it's doing quite well, under the circumstances. Relatively light swelling and good color indicates no infection, Hand injuries are tough, though. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

Went to the doctor today and she said it is doing great no infection, swelling is still pretty bad compared to my good hand, and the pain is way less than yesterday. Thanks for the well wishes! :thumbsup:
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