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A Painfull Trip to the ER

By: plapman , 2:02 PM GMT on July 12, 2012

Today will be overcast with thunderstorms and a high of 31C. Winds less than 5 km/h. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 5.3 mm possible.
Tonight will remain overcast with thunderstorms. Fog overnight. Low of 18C. Winds less than 5 km/h. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 3.0 mm possible.
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I made another trip to the ER yesterday. While working on a flag for the Queen's lighthouse I was using a Vicegrip. The thing slipped and either hit my thumb or caught it between the handle. One mark was on the nail and the other in the quick. I think i have a new pain to compare when the doc's ask me compared to your worset pain how does this conmpare. I soaked the thumb in ice water which gave temporary relief but when out with the Queen the heat made the pain unbearable. I asked her to take me to the ER where they used a rather crude meathod to release the preasure. A paper clip heated over a lighter to pierce the thumbnail and blood came rushing out. The ER fdoctor examined the humb and said I was kucky I didn't burst a vien leading to the thumb. I still have to give the thumb an occasional squeeze to stop the blood buildup under it. I guess the rat poison is working.
I've promised the Queen no projects today. :)
I'll have my family doctor check it out tomorrow when I visit him again.

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2. shoreacres
10:56 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
Well, by golly! I've had that little treatment applied to me, too! It's really quite effective. Now that I've told you that, I'll just mention that it was way back when - maybe in the 1960s, and the situation was so bad I can't even bear to remember it to tell you! Well, except to say it had to do with a couple of fingers.

You have every bit of sympathy I can whomp up! Have a good evening!
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1. Alleyoops
4:12 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
When one gets an injury using any tool, it can be extremely painful but its a sign of a good maintenance man. I remember the number of scrapes, cuts and bruises my dad would get after working on the tractor, car or machinery around the farm. Swear, he sure did but he never babied the injury unless it was a really deep cut then he would get mom to clean out the wound and sew it up..that man had "balls" no pain pills for him. All mom would do was hold ice on the area before sewing it. Damn I could never do that...but that is how they did it back then.

Seems like a pretty crude way for a doc to relieve the pressure of blood build up under the thumb nail. Usually they just do it with a fine scalpel. I hope you are soaking it in proxide to keep the infection at bay.

Take care dear one, stay cool and be careful. If your like me, when I have something sore, I keep banging it unintentionally....
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Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)Ah

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