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Old 11-03-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Sliced myself open pretty good this morning doing something we do all the time. Demoing some laminate flooring and slipped off the pry bar. The bottom of the cheap stuff peels off in paper thin strips sometimes and is razor sharp. I had to pick some 1/4" chips out before applying pressure... On the way to get stitched up now. I'll be back at work before the end of lunch hopefully



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Old 11-03-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Stitches? Seriously?

That looks like paper towel/electrical tape/get back to work.

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It's quite a bit deeper than it looks, trust me - I've super glued my share of cuts. Sometimes being smart instead of a wanna be tough guy is the right play. It's right in the crotch of my dominate hand and there's no way in hell I can miss work this week. No way it was staying closed.
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I got myself good a couple weeks ago taking the plastic wrapper off of one of those trim pieces that goes around a water pipe, where it comes out of the wall. I taped it up and it didn't stop bleeding for 3 days

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It's right in the crotch of my dominate hand and there's No way it was staying closed.
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Both the nurse and er doc said I made the right call. Doc said there was no way glue was going to hold it, just too bad of a spot. Not to mention I work inside people's homes. I can't very well bleed all over the damned place and stop every 20 minutes to rewrap it up. The dressing they put on it fell off about an hour after I went back to work and that's with stitches.
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Just pack mud in it and get back to it.
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What the fvck ever. My only point to the post was be careful - you get hurt when you least expect it. Yeah I get it - I'm just a huge pvssy for getting a few stitches. Hell I should have rubbed dirt in it and just got me a chaw of 'backer and been a badass. Sometimes the collective IQ in this place is reminiscent of a construction site. Oh wait....
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looks like a splinter
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go to cvs a get the mesh finger tube,

will help hold the bandage on for ya.

also cut of the finger of a surgical glove and use like a finger condom.

helps to keep things clean a safe.
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What the fvck ever. My only point to the post was be careful - you get hurt when you least expect it. Yeah I get it - I'm just a huge pvssy for getting a few stitches. Hell I should have rubbed dirt in it and just got me a chaw of 'backer and been a badass. Sometimes the collective IQ in this place is reminiscent of a construction site. Oh wait....
Lol...I think you made the right call, but you know you're gonna get busted on a bit around here.
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What the fvck ever. My only point to the post was be careful - you get hurt when you least expect it. Yeah I get it - I'm just a huge pvssy for getting a few stitches. Hell I should have rubbed dirt in it and just got me a chaw of 'backer and been a badass. Sometimes the collective IQ in this place is reminiscent of a construction site. Oh wait....
I said mud. Dirt would fall out.
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I said mud. Dirt would fall out.
Well where were you with your job site MD advice today? Besides. I was working in clean freaks house with white carpet, mud would have sent her into an ocd episode. On another note - why in the hell do I only cut myself when there's white carpet to bleed on?? No ****.
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go to cvs a get the mesh finger tube,

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also cut of the finger of a surgical glove and use like a finger condom.

helps to keep things clean a safe.
It's not on the finger but on the side of my palm in between thumb and forefinger. You know - the kung fu grip area. Told you it would never stay closed
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you should only work in red houses when your bleeding.
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Well where were you with your job site MD advice today? Besides. I was working in clean freaks house with white carpet, mud would have sent her into an ocd episode. On another note - why in the hell do I only cut myself when there's white carpet to bleed on?? No ****.
I don't trust anyone with white carpet.
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What the fvck ever. My only point to the post was be careful - you get hurt when you least expect it. Yeah I get it - I'm just a huge pvssy for getting a few stitches. Hell I should have rubbed dirt in it and just got me a chaw of 'backer and been a badass. Sometimes the collective IQ in this place is reminiscent of a construction site. Oh wait....
You made the right call getting it sewn up. Bleeding all over someone's house isn't very badass.

I keep a suture kit, a skin stapler, and packet of QuickClot in the truck. The stapler is a lot less pleasant than having a doctor/nurse do it but can save several hours of a workday depending on how long you'd have to wait in the ER. Unless I'm out in the woods I'd rather have it done by a professional but I sometimes work alongside guys who would refuse to go to a doctor no matter what, so it's nice to have a few options available.
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Whenever my grandfather would cut himself like that he would soak the wound in kerosene and light it on fire before going back to work.

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