Weekend project gone wrong...

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  1. Gwine

    Gwine Well-Known Member

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    So I started yesterday wanting to clean up a bit and get my new bench set up.
    You could say I ran into a snag.
    I hate spending Saturdays in the ER.

    The arrow is pointing at the other end of the splinter.

    Edited due to graphic content. Sorry about that.
     

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  2. bearhtr2

    bearhtr2 Well-Known Member

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    Ouch. Man I feel sorry for you. I hate to see that.
     
  3. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    Ouch. If there was a dislike button I’d press that.
     
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  4. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    I did that in almost the exact same place with a catfish spine on the dorsal fin.
     
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  5. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    What happened to cause the impaling?
     
  6. Gwine

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    Nothing exciting, just picking up old bunk bed boards so I could sweep the floor. Stood up 2x6 and slid hands down to get a better grip to pick up. Doc found it helpful to see pic of the missing piece. Going to see a surgeon this week because we are missing 1/2" of the tip.
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  7. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    Things like that usually take a lot of effort...but it seems you are just a fine tuned machine........lol.....
     
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  8. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    I didn't wince initially. But now I am, thinking about retrieving that missing 1/2" length of splinter.
    Hope it's a quick find, and hope they manage the pain they'll cause in the process of getting it out.

    Now I'm motivated to buy some leather gloves!
     
  9. Gwine

    Gwine Well-Known Member

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    That's funny, I've had half a dozen people ask why wasn't I wearing gloves.
     
  10. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    Oh man! I sure feel sorry for you buddy.
     
  11. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Gotta check outta this thread because the wincing is now too much! :eek:
    Good luck & hope you're now on the mend with all of it removed. That really sucks, big time. :mad:
     
  12. Gwine

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    Thanks for the concern guys. To be honest the pain is not as bad as it should be, nothing a tylenol can't fix. Besides my grip being weak I'm back to work. Curious what the hand doc will say this week.
    Kinda just a reminder how something so routine can turn sideways.
    Be safe out there.
     
  13. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    Now, why did you go and post that photo? I forgot all about doing that several years ago. I was working in a furniture plant. It went all the way through. I extracted it. Cleaned up the blood and glued the piece back on.

    I don't remember about my hand. It must have healed.
     
  14. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of a time I was using a shovel to chop the stem of a burdock picker bush years back. I hit the stem a few times to cut it, some debris shook off, the stiff wind picked it up and into the eye a sliver went. I later tried the ER, then after a few days the Optometrist found and removed the small piece.

    Stuff happens, I guess gloves next time.