Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:47 PM
The hole closed up nicely and wasn't bleeding at all. I worked all day today taking some machines apart with no problems at all. Came in, took a shower and then dried off. When I dried my hand - you guessed it. I pulled it back open. SO I got a tube of superglue and closed it up and re-bandaged it. I have a long week an no time for doctors appts so hopefully it holds. IF not my week will just get longer.
Moral to the story - don't stab yourself it hurts.
- IamSherwood, Team_Green and oldedeeres have said thanks
Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:57 PM
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Edited by tractorgarden, December 02, 2012 - 07:08 PM.
Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:17 PM
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:44 PM
I cut my thumb today on a cotter pin and I've got my finger soaking now.
Best to you on your recovery.
Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:05 PM
Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:15 PM
..... I was opening up the wiring harness with my newly sharpened Spiderco knife. Just as I finished the cut I had a muscle spasm in my right elbow ( nerve surgery that was done wrong) and I stabbed my left hand between the thumb and index finger.
Remind me not to sit next to you when your eating!
My cuts tend to fester when I'm working around dirty greasy stuff. I really like that drawing salve. The black stuff that smells like asphalt.
Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:59 PM
Posted December 02, 2012 - 09:17 PM
Posted December 02, 2012 - 10:32 PM
I will apply alcohol internally and see if that helps.
That usually heals all. lol
- marlboro180 said thank you
Posted December 02, 2012 - 10:39 PM
In all seriousness, the Curad Second skin spray on stuff sorks great over a self - repair on flesh wounds. Kinda like flexible varnish/ topcoat bandaid thing, works great and helps keep the wound moist while it heals up. Stings like heck on a deep one though, just a warning.
Posted December 03, 2012 - 01:46 AM
But, for disasters far afield I always opt for genuine duct tape pressure bandages. A simple wrap with any ol' rag you have handy all the way around the skin to keep it from sticking (OR if that rag is just a bit too biologically nasty, one wrap of tape shiny side in) and a few turns of the gray shiny miracle adhesive fabric and you're good to go. Veins? Small arteries? Same thing but with more tension on the wrap. Be sure to redress now and then before gangrene begins (keep sniffing the dressing)!
- IamSherwood said thank you