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Old 04-04-2014, 09:56 AM   #18581
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I'm trying to type with a big bandage on my thumb. I keep adding letters that shouldn't be there. Last night I was chopping veggies and sliced into the tip of my thumb. Won't stop bleeding. I have 3 band aids on it and the finger of a rubber glove rolled down over it for protection. Hope that stays on while I shower.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:29 AM   #18582
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I'm trying to type with a big bandage on my thumb. I keep adding letters that shouldn't be there. Last night I was chopping veggies and sliced into the tip of my thumb. Won't stop bleeding. I have 3 band aids on it and the finger of a rubber glove rolled down over it for protection. Hope that stays on while I shower.
Sorry to hear that, Carol. You should get a package of finger cots...
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:58 AM   #18583
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Sorry to hear that, Carol. You should get a package of finger cots...
That's exactly what I was thinking.

Bummer Carol. Sounds like you did a bigger number on your thumb than I did on my finger. Heal quickly.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:15 PM   #18584
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Sorry to hear that, Carol. You should get a package of finger cots...
Until you can get one of the finger thingies, you are going to have to stop the bleeding the hard way. Put strong pressure on the cut for at least 15 minutes. No peaking!

When the nurse in the ER one time ripped the dressing off my hand because she didn't like the way the paramedics had put in the IV, she took a chunk of flesh right out of the back of my hand. That bled for more than 24 hours. I ended up putting a wad of 4x4's and a couple of heavy books on top of them over the would after I got home. I worked. BTW, warm water of the shower will only make it bleed more if you don't get it stopped first.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:24 PM   #18585
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I have been having trouble all week with my hip and spine. So I have been taking the Vicodin on a regular basis and sometimes more than the directions call for. I guess the days of taking just one instead of the two at a time are over. I knew that someday it would get worse, but it is really ticking me off big time. There were a couple of days I spent in bed. I couldn't even take one step without pain. It has never been this bad. It is all this dang rain that is causing the problem.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:41 PM   #18586
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Yes, I do want to get some finger cots when I go out. It isn't actively bleeding. It's hard to do anything without using your thumb, and when I do something that requires pressing with my thumb, it seeps a little. And that's letting up since last night. It's just going to be inconvenient until it heals.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:48 PM   #18587
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Yes, I do want to get some finger cots when I go out. It isn't actively bleeding. It's hard to do anything without using your thumb, and when I do something that requires pressing with my thumb, it seeps a little. And that's letting up since last night. It's just going to be inconvenient until it heals.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:15 PM   #18588
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I'm catching up here on DC as I haven't been around much for the last several days except maybe to put my 2 cents worth in on the Song Title thread.

Carol, I hope your thumb heals quickly. Yes, you don't know how much you use them until they hurt (or bleed). I have an infection under the nail of one of mine (happens often and I don't know why).

PF, that's great about Shrek's meatloaf! TB will make steaks, chicken, all simple stuff (and only seasons with salt and a little pepper thankfully), but won't get into things where you have to mix it up. He just tells me he'll leave that to me because I make it best.

Well, I have to go check on TB. He was running a fever again earlier and if he is to call into work (and me to call to get into the doctor) we have to act soon.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:20 PM   #18589
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I managed to cut into my middle finger with garden shears a few years ago.. a clean cut into the fingertip.. I took a brief look at it and told Frank to drive me to Hospital to get it stitched.. not so bad at all, but I knew at the fingertip it would take weeks to heal...

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hope you're getting well soon!
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Yes, I do want to get some finger cots when I go out. It isn't actively bleeding. It's hard to do anything without using your thumb, and when I do something that requires pressing with my thumb, it seeps a little. And that's letting up since last night. It's just going to be inconvenient until it heals.
While you are getting the finger cots, pick up some of the fast healing adhesive bandages. They work really well. They also get in the way less when you are cooking, etc.
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