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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #820 on: June 12, 2020, 10:29:21 PM »
   The best part for me is being able to remove the bandage and gently wash it good with soap and warm water then I leave it open to the air 30-45 minutes then bandage and splint it again. Hopefully that is going to be enough drying time. I guess we will see tomorrow night how much difference it made.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #821 on: June 13, 2020, 02:39:57 AM »
H2O2 is your friend. Pour or liberally dab onto your problem areas. Might sting a bit, but it will work on the dead stuff and sanitize a bit. Dab it dry, then let it breath until it dries for a while. Works for me on damp wounds (not a doctor, and didn't stay in a Holiday Inn recently). Hope you get healed up soon.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #822 on: June 13, 2020, 04:32:20 AM »
I agree on letting it dry out.  exposed to air is not dangerous, and did not cause infection. the white skin may be macerated (think wrinkled skin soaking in the bath tub)  peroxide is good for removing blood and scab.  if the one wound is open (looks like the stitches pulled out)  you do not want it in the wound as it denatures protein and can damage good tissue.  part of the finger flexion is swelling and if you try too hard it can open up the lacerations.  stitches come out usually in 10 days, and beyond that they are usually not doing much.  next week they could take them out, and then reinforce with steri strips maybe.  If one opens up, it will heal by secondary intention (scar in) and that can reduce function in a finger.  so be patient and let it air out a little more.  that's my 200 bucks worth (inflated from the usual 2 cents)  :) :) :)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #823 on: June 13, 2020, 05:16:40 AM »
Did not look long at the picture, I will let others do that.  :)  I do want to wish you luck.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #824 on: June 13, 2020, 06:51:24 AM »
In a dumb move, not paying attention moving logs with the tractor, I backed into the corner of my lumber building hitting it on the corner with the box blade :-\.  Hurt my feelings more than it hurt the building. 



 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #825 on: June 13, 2020, 07:43:40 AM »
Ah, that will buff right out. ;D Or you could plant a bush there so you don't have to see it.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #826 on: June 13, 2020, 09:53:31 AM »
 :)  I was amazed in February when I was there that it wasnt dented. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #827 on: June 13, 2020, 10:34:56 AM »
In a dumb move, not paying attention moving logs with the tractor, I backed into the corner of my lumber building hitting it on the corner with the box blade :-\.  Hurt my feelings more than it hurt the building.  


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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #828 on: June 13, 2020, 03:41:46 PM »
WV, did they say anything about possible tendon damage on that middle finger?  Yeah, I would say thats getting too wet.  Are you working and getting sweaty.  Maybe you need more couch/recliner time.

Danny, the corner of my fenced yard looks just like the corner of yer building.  My old tractor had clutch issues and even though I pressed the clutch it kept on driving and the blade snagged the post.  A new corner trim piece would probably fix most of the damage.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #829 on: June 13, 2020, 06:46:24 PM »
@firefighter ontheside ,

   The PA did not mention any tendon damage. I think it looks better today after a little drying time last night. I showered and washed it good a while ago and am letting it dry another few minutes then I will bandage and splint them for the night. I liberally coat a non-stick pad with triple antibiotic ointment, wrap a few wraps of gauze around it then tape it. Then I put the splint back on and wrap it with an ace bandage. I don't think I ever got the gauze sweaty as I kept it wrapped until last night. I did go push mower the front yard a little last night but immediately came in and showered and washed the fingers, let them dry nearly an hour then bandaged it. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #830 on: June 13, 2020, 07:26:45 PM »
Howard, don't you have a neighbor you could pay to fix your rider?  I have several push mowers but they are relegated to recreational purposes only these days.

Danny, I know that dinging your shed hurt your feelings but, probably like a lot of folks on here, I have been operating tractors since I was 10 years old and I still find a way to do things like that.  I am glad you are able to get out and do stuff.

After yesterday and the night before, I have black fingernails on both hands.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #831 on: June 13, 2020, 07:45:08 PM »
Cavey,

   Thanks for the concern.

   I could either fix it or get my son to fix it (It is just removing 4 bolts in the spindle, putting a new one back then putting the blade on, and the belt then tightening the tension spring and ready to go - the spring I could not do now) but with the slopes and creek bank/drop-offs I mow I feel safer push mowing it myself till I have 2 working hands. I asked my PA yesterday about the vibration from the mower and she said she did not see where it would bother the fractured fingers which was my concern as the tip are pretty well protected with the bandages and the split. I don't want to try to run a weedeater yet and with the push mower I can get closer to the tight spots. I did not run a tank of gas through the push mower so it was not an extended session. I figured maybe an hour a day at sunset then go grab a shower, air out the stitches for an hour and re-bandage and re-splint.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #832 on: June 14, 2020, 06:55:41 AM »
Its enough to make a person wonder if we own property or if it owns us. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #833 on: June 14, 2020, 07:24:59 AM »
:)  I was amazed in February when I was there that it wasnt dented.
I guess that you did not see the holes in the other end where I punched through with the tractor forks :-\
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« Reply #834 on: June 14, 2020, 04:34:41 PM »
 :D I didnt see the other damage.  :)   What else are you not telling me?
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« Reply #835 on: June 14, 2020, 08:16:50 PM »
Boy, I did a dumb one on Friday afternoon.  The AC on the tractor wasn't working the best, and decided I should add a can of 134.  Took the cap off the compressor, and was looking to see if that was the right place to connect my hose, and touched the back of my left hand on the back of the fan.  The noise was like buzz for just a second or so, got the hand away, dropped and lost the cap, and was hoping the hand was not too badly damaged, and went ahead and put a can of freon in.  Much cooler AC.  Put the cold can against my wound, and it froze to it.  Was so sore that evening, when I went to bed, couldn't find a place to put the hand without it hurting.  Much better the next morning.  And it improved all day Saturday. I can make a fist today.
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« Reply #836 on: June 14, 2020, 08:31:19 PM »
Ouch.  You didnt put your tongue on there did ya?
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« Reply #837 on: June 15, 2020, 10:39:09 PM »
No, didn't put my tongue on it.  The can warmed up when it was empty. Tractor was a lot more pleasant to run with just one can added.  
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« Reply #838 on: June 16, 2020, 06:56:00 PM »
   I went in this afternoon and the nurse practitioner on duty took out the stitches. A couple were buried pretty deep and she struggled a little to get them pulled up enough to cut then pull out. Surprisingly, to me anyway, there was more itching than pain associated with removing them. She said everything looked good and complimented the ER doc for good tight stitches to close the wound tightly. She says I can leave it open to the air at home but suggested I cover them before going out where there is more risk to getting crud in the wound to encourage more infection. Now I am just hoping the ortho doc tells me Friday I can do away with the splint.


 Won't win any beauty contests but sure looks lots better than it did 13 days ago. Looks like I will lose about 1/3 of the nail off the index finger instead of the whole nail like I expected. The nail on the middle finger seems intact and the bubble/blister looking lump is where the ER doc pulled the loose skin over an open cut and it will sluff off or be absorbed I gather. I still can't bend them far but don't want to try much more till the ortho doc says okay.
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« Reply #839 on: June 16, 2020, 07:19:59 PM »
Looking better for sure.
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