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A Stitch in Time...or not

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Got a bit of a scratch on my hand and didn't think it was too bad so didn't go to the VA hospital until the next day. Cool new way to deal with problems that sutures won't.

 

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We could add this to the "things that have been replaced by zip ties" list.

Must have hurt?  Hope you're mended soon.

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Actually the head of a deck screw got me. Was hanging some 2x8 redwood trim for the new siding, 13 foot long vertical, drill in one hand, holding it against the house with the other. Needless to say, it slipped, I dropped the drill and ran my hand into the screw head. It's pretty dull so it "plowed" its way through.

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PB, he left it hangin.

I was thinking nip / tuck but without the nip. 

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The siding, along with everything else I had planned is on hold. Vacation starts on the 9th so it should be ok. My right armpit is beginning to draw attention though.

 

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Could be worse...buddy from Capetown's mast man...

Edit: maybe this should have gone in "Knee Club" thread...

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Please tell me that didn't happen on the boat!  Fuck - best wishes that it improves quickly ...

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^^ ...and we get censured by the angry mobs for posting pics of Blue Waffle.  Aauuggghhhh!

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3 hours ago, Guitar said:

In my youth, I hated wearing gloves, and rarely did. Fortunately I never had anything as serious as Guitars scratch!!  I always wear them now.  Heal fast, mate!

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Doing well, still quite sore but able to use the hand a bit more today. Was able to get up and shower with the wife this morning so the right armpit (and a bit more) is thoroughly scrubbed.

Appreciate the well wishes everyone.

I'm with you Billy, using my hands most of my life, I hardly wore gloves. Still don't when swinging a hammer and holding nails. My left hand really, really hates my right hand.

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Maybe because of the obsessive focus on safety at work, I ALWAYS wear gloves appropriate to the task and have for years. I even wear gloves on the table saw - but usually not other power tools. Even wearing gloves, I've had hand burn/cut/crush injuries (mostly crush/smash and burn). Nope.....I'm an obsessive glove wearer.......

Although.....when I was first a Paramedic (1976) we only wore the vinyl gloves when things were "icky" which was code for anything that came out of your butt or barf. AIDS wasn't described just yet (that happened 1981ish) and I worked part of that prior time in a very well known gay community. Didn't bother with gloves for really any patient care procedures, starting IV's etc. wasn't uncommon to be pretty much covered in blood, tissues  and fluids. We used to hose our turnouts off in the driveway and then at the end of the shift, take them (and uniforms) home and wash them in the home washer.....where you wash all your other clothes.....and your family's.......that doesn't happen anymore! After AIDS was "discovered" and appropriate precautions were developed, all those things changed. Worried me for a number of years but after about 10 years the Doc's said we were good. I actually had a greater risk from Hepatitis but I skated that one too!

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Well 10 days later and I'm pretty impressed with the zip stitch system.

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8 hours ago, Guitar said:

Well 10 days later and I'm pretty impressed with the zip stitch system.

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Well done Guitar!!

 

While we are tangentially on the subject of PPE, I cannot stress enough that we try to educate our children and grandchildren about protecting our bodies largest organ, our SKIN, from sun damage!!  As I eschewed, and never wore gloves in my youth to middle age, I also hated wearing hats, visors and long sleeved shirts, and/or long pants while racing boats many hours a year, for many decades.  I hope that today's youth are not like many of use, having to go to the dermatologist once a year, to have pre-cancerous, or WORSE! stuff removed from our bodies, by lasers, freezing, or carving on our precious carcasses!!

 

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