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Old 07-12-2014, 12:43 AM   #3161
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Any extra super glue wears off. An urban myth has Super Glue as originally a surgical glue for skin. Shrek swears by it. I prefer bandages and pressure.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:02 AM   #3162
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Like most males on construction jobs, when Spike gets a finger cut, he wraps black electrical tape around his wounded fingers. I cringe when I see that. Sometimes I have threatened to sit on him if he doesn't let me put on a clean sterile dressing.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:57 AM   #3163
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Like most males on construction jobs, when Spike gets a finger cut, he wraps black electrical tape around his wounded fingers. I cringe when I see that. Sometimes I have threatened to sit on him if he doesn't let me put on a clean sterile dressing.
When I was cutting wood for a living, and had seriously burned my right shin, I used to put sterile gauze on it, and then put my leg into a clean bread wrapper to keep the dirt out. Then, painful as it was, I was out in the woods again, either cutting trees, or bucking them into 8 foot lengths, then cutting into 18 inch chunks that I split with an 8 lb mall. Never got an infection, and as I had no insurance at the time, no skin grafts. To this day, if I gently bump that shin, the skin breaks and turns into a sore. It scabs over and heals in a few days.

Funny how 30 seconds of time can change your whole life. If you ever get flammable liquids on your clothing, remove it as soon as possible. Nobody should have to endure the months of pain that I did. Though I haven't delivered a baby from this body, I can't imagine that the pain is any more intense than the pain from that burn, and definitely didn't last as long.

In any case, I brought home the family income. Not working was not an option. I did what I had to do.

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Old 07-12-2014, 08:24 AM   #3164
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When I was living in Hawaii, Poo was with his father for Christmas day. So I went down the street to the Shriners Burn Center for Children and read to the kids that couldn't get out of bed. I have a strong stomach, but not for the courage those kids had, some with 80% burns on their bodies. I had to go into the bathroom and vomit a couple of times. They kept a lot of them sedated most of the time. Specially come dressing changing time.
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:59 AM   #3165
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Yikes Chief! Those burns sound awful. Good thing you never got infections from them. I guess that bag must have been loose. It's really risky to keep air away from a burn that has even a tiny break in the skin. The risk is an anaerobic infection.

You wrote, "I was out in the woods again, either cutting trees, or bucking them into 8 foot lengths,..." Does that mean you were using a bow saw?
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:04 AM   #3166
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My Grandfather used to use a spider web to stop bleeding in small cuts.

He just twirled his cut finger in the web and instant bandage.

He still had ten fingers when he died so I guess it didn't hurt him any!
That's a very old traditional carpenter's trick. They sometimes put honey on too as it deters bacteria
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:09 AM   #3167
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Those would be handy to have. I don't understand the super glue fix...doesn't it leave a 'ridge' type thing on the skin...? Or does it get absorbed after a while? Just curious.
Superglue melts in hot water (at least the stuff we get does)
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:10 AM   #3168
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Yikes Chief! Those burns sound awful. Good thing you never got infections from them. I guess that bag must have been loose. It's really risky to keep air away from a burn that has even a tiny break in the skin. The risk is an anaerobic infection.

You wrote, "I was out in the woods again, either cutting trees, or bucking them into 8 foot lengths,..." Does that mean you were using a bow saw?
Naw. That's just what the guy I was working with called it. I used a chain saw on that job. I cut and split 10 chords of tamarack fire wood. Years later I tried splitting wood with that same mall. Three or four strokes and I was huffing and puffing, but other than for splitting wood, was still in pretty good shape. The difference, when I did it all day long, for weeks, I was 26 years of age. When I did it years later, I was in my late 40's.

Slitting wood with a mall is not something to be taken lightly. It is both aerobic and body building at the same time. It's no wonder that lumberjacks had such a reputation back before chain saws, and hydraulic wood splitters. It was real work. I used to do it with ease. Now, I don't think I could lift the splitting mall (well, I can still lift and swing it, just not for very long),

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Old 07-12-2014, 09:22 AM   #3169
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I'm on 2 daily baby aspirin, along with the Dutoprol for high blood pressure. A friend almost bled out, he was on Coumadin, and one of his cats scratched him.
My grandmother was on coumadin for the longest time. She would have to go have her clotting factor checked every month.

And speaking of blood thinners, when mom was in the hospital they were giving her preventative doses of heparin so she wouldn't develop blood clots. Her nurses said there were studies that it helped with all bed-bound patients and not just post-surgical patients.

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