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    So a few days ago I was helping moving some equipment and a machine collapsed on me trapping my finger and nearly severing it! We both thought that it couldn't be saved - these pictures are 1000× better than it first looked.

    At first it didn't hurt but the end of my finger was squashed yearly flat and at a 90 degree angle and the bone was sticking out. My wife couldn't look at it let alone take a picture like that but just for Chris I have downloaded pictures as they were putting it back together!

    Here is it half put back together.


    Nearly there now



    And finally back to normal awaiting stitched back together which was done on Thursday.



    They removed the nail in surgery and stitched all around my finger. It looked great after but no picture as cameras were not allowed in there and they wrapped it up before I left. I will take a picture on Thursday as I have to go back for a check up.

    I have a video of them washing the wound with lots of blood but not sure how to upload that!

    A&E were wonderful. The nurses and doctors have amazing skills.

  • #2
    Nasty injury - hope the healing is uncomplicated.

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    • #3
      Bloody bad luck Simon. As Harb Nasty .

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      • #4
        Cool! I remember a bike accident where I completely ripped the nail, and large amount of nail bed, from my finger; it was a right bloody mess. My mother's main concern though, 'Don't drip blood on the car!' That was a little finger, too.

        Talking of doctors and nurses, I've got to go and see a super-specialist up in one of the London hospitals, following surgery last year. Unfortunately, there has been some complication and I now have lymph building up and struggling to drain from the area.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ChrisEdu View Post
          Cool! I remember a bike accident where I completely ripped the nail, and large amount of nail bed, from my finger; it was a right bloody mess. My mother's main concern though, 'Don't drip blood on the car!' That was a little finger, too.

          Talking of doctors and nurses, I've got to go and see a super-specialist up in one of the London hospitals, following surgery last year. Unfortunately, there has been some complication and I now have lymph building up and struggling to drain from the area.
          That accident sounds nasty too.

          That complication sounds awful Chris, I hope they manage to sort you out.

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          • #6
            If they do, they do./ If they don't, they don't! To be fair, it's the least of my worries, medically. Still, I've not been taken into hospital for several weeks now, so things might be on the up! You never know, I might even manage to get through August without a ride in an ambulance. If I do, that would make one month in the last fifteen!

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            • #7
              I hope you get that sorted. I could post photos of the remains of my leg after amputation but I am a very respectful individual so I won't. If I can offer any solace, it is that such an injury here would cost you more than the price of a new Sub C probably even if you had what tries to pass for insurance here.

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              • #8
                I half ripped a nail off from the base during a gym lesson at school when I was 13 or so and it bled like a fountain. It was a big toe as opposed to a little finger. I was sent to the changing room and wrapped my towel round my foot (big mistake, I should have used someone else's). At the end of the lesson, the teacher came into the changing room, got my foot and stuck it into a sink, turning the tap on to wash away the gunk and thereby setting the bleeding off again. This then led to a trip to the headmaster's office from where I was transported to the local emergency department.

                Quite traumatic but I do remember it was as nothing when my mother saw the state of the towel.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bfltd0 View Post

                  Quite traumatic but I do remember it was as nothing when my mother saw the state of the towel.
                  Mums, eh?! Who'd 'ave 'em?!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by harb View Post

                    Mums, eh?! Who'd 'ave 'em?!

                    Are we talking Mums or MILFs?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bfltd0 View Post


                      Are we talking Mums or MILFs?
                      Indeed! And these days, there's even some GILFs!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ChrisEdu View Post
                        Indeed! And these days, there's even some GILFs!

                        Technically, one could become a GILF at 32 years of age..........

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                        • #13
                          I went for a check up today. Much better, they said it's healing well and quickly. It still hurts a lot but doesn't look like it should.



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bfltd0 View Post


                            Technically, one could become a GILF at 32 years of age..........
                            I think biologically, it could be closer to 25!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by simon_e View Post
                              I went for a check up today. Much better, they said it's healing well and quickly. It still hurts a lot but doesn't look like it should.
                              Looks fine - don't know why you were whinging about it!

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