Oh well 1st ever stitches

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  • #170133 Reply
    ajn

    Slip with a Stanley knife (new blade๐Ÿ˜ž) delivered me 5 stitches across the top thumb knuckle, hopefully tendons ok, but knuckle bone was exposed, 55 mins A&E cleaned, needles, stitches and dressed and sent back home by fantastic staff within the hour of an arranged appointment, again appointment made within 30 mins of enquiry phone callโ€ฆ๐Ÿ‘

    20 mins of time was waiting for a course of penicillin tabs..

    Over heard some were waiting over 12 hours ๐Ÿค”..

    I had some very strange looks as I left though from other people still waiting though..

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  • #170134 Reply
    ajn

    Thanks NHS for my treatment and care..๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    #170145 Reply
    Tharg
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    As an enthusiastic cook who keeps his knives properly razor sharp I find that a tiny distraction when slicing stuff can lead to lots of claret going everywhere. Not as bad as yours, ajn, but still messy. I always keep a card of Sterri strips to hand (right above the slicing worktop!).ย  Quick application of these can, I’m sure, help the wound healing and prevent a lot of messy red stuff entering the menu!

    #170154 Reply
    Mike Cooper

    Always better to be sliced by a new blade ajn,less damage.I am the man of a thousand cuts being an ex carpenter.

    #170165 Reply
    ajn

    Sorry supposed to have posted been in of topic section ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    #170167 Reply
    ajn

    Mrs Ajn used 4 strips to close it till I got to A&E Tharg, also Mike usually I just close and cover cuts but this one was down to the white stuff, also on certain meds so had to go in..

    They did say it needed treatment because the knuckle bone was visible so glad I wasnโ€™t just wasting time, got a follow up appointment with the hand clinic..

    However just finished the job that caused itโ€ฆ๐Ÿ‘

    #170172 Reply
    Rene
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    Only ever stitches i got was when i’ve hit my knee with an electric hedge cutter, thankfully the work trousers prevented worse.

    Get better soon, i heard whisky helps.

    Current: SEAT Ateca Xcellence Lux 1.5 TSI DSG MY19
    On Order: VW Golf GTE PHEV DSG MY22

    #170175 Reply
    ajn

    Thanks Rene, busy morning easy afternoon watching snooker, resting the hand..

    Hedge cutter to the knee ouch, I once dropped a chainsaw due over worked forearms and stupidity in my younger years, no injury thankfully..

    #170181 Reply
    Mike Cooper

    The worst cut ive ever had was inflicted by an angle grinder which some green behind the ears apprentice dropped while using it and it flew about 10 metres along the ground and lodged itself in my shin bone.Not a pretty sight.

    #170186 Reply
    ajn

    ๐Ÿ˜ณ soon as I read angle grinder dropped my imagination took over Mikeโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜– agony

     

    #170195 Reply
    Georgie

    I bent my thumbnail backwards the other day and it really hurt . . .

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    Seriously – Y’all take care with those toys, boys.

    #170206 Reply
    ajn

    When it comes to stitches women win hands down for pain barrier bravery just my opinion though..

     

     

    #170207 Reply
    ajn

    Injuries when young can come down to inexperience & foolishness, then you mature, learn, strengthen muscles and master tools, possibly in your prime years, then as you age (slightly for me๐Ÿ˜†) the brain remembers what to do, but the body simply seems to have slowed down, maybe weaker now and certain meds donโ€™t help I guess..

    So a circle of lifeโ€™s injuries ๐Ÿค•๐Ÿค’๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿคฃ

    #170209 Reply
    Brydo

    You could almost be paying for it ajn lol.

    Take care of yourself, i banged my eye a couple of months ago and im still getting problems.

    #170212 Reply
    ajn

    Not all bad Brydo, nice relaxing hot bath in attendance of Mrs giving a helping hand as I only can use one hand๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ the other in hand in a bag..

     

    time for some snooker, before dinner..

    #170447 Reply
    ajn

    Brydo looking after myself didnโ€™t go to well, had a hospital appointment Monday, tripped over a step ๐Ÿ˜–..

    Whilst heading to the ground, remembered the stitched hand, tucked it in out of harm, crash elbow to the left side ribs ๐Ÿคฌ..

    escorted to my appointment by a helpful nurse, BIG THANKS to her.. (hopefully this reaches her through my thoughts..๐Ÿ‘).

    Mrs Ajn not to happy, saying Iโ€™m in denial of my situation..

    4 falls this year, 2nd time injured left ribs..

     

    #170458 Reply
    Tharg
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    Sympathies, ajn. Know exactly how tricky it can be. When asked to list my hobbies, I generally top the list with “Trying not to fall over.” Years of practice taught me that falling properly involves, indoors, aim for sofa/bed/chair if poss; outdoors, protect head, go limp, and roll when you hit. Get plenty of scratches/cuts with the latter but, so far, not broke anything.

    #170472 Reply
    ajn

    Thanks for the tips Tharg, Iโ€™m off to the hand trauma clinic (stitches check up) this afternoon, hopefully I wonโ€™t have to test those tips out today ๐Ÿ˜..

    Just applied a new dressing, the 2nd stitch is unraveled or snapped..

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