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Old 04-21-2004, 01:58 AM   #11
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no pics to post, but I ripped my left shoulder blade open when I was a teen, working at the grocery store. The freezer had one of those old light fixtures with a thick glass mason jar cover. It was broken, I was climbing down from some shelves looking at the inventory, slipped and gashed it wide open. Took 39 stitches to close it. Took about a month to heal, looks lke a real gangfight wound today LOL
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mine wasnt a cut but I once dislocated my knee and watched as the lower half of my left leg faced forward and the rest of my body turned 90 degrees, that was kind of interesting
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I've never really injured myself beyond some relativly minor cuts. I've had about 20 stiches total, mostly a few at a time in my childhood.

My my oddity lies in my left pinky. It bends backwards nearly as far as it bends forwards, thanks to very loose ligaments. Not due to injury.
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i've only gotten 6 stiches my whole life and no broken bones <knock on wood>
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I was hit and nearly ran over by a Ford F150 when I was six...

Answer a few questions? :P
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i've only gotten 6 stiches my whole life and no broken bones <knock on wood>
Got ya beat. Never had ANY stitches, no broken bones, no cavities, never even been stung by a bee

My worst injury was one when I was about 6, a dog ripped off my right cheek with its claws...I still have a triple scratch mark scar on my face from it. Does this explain to you guys why I'm a CAT person?

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eeeeeeeek....bleeeaah....and eeeeyeeew.....

no serious injuries here so far...just some cuts and sprains. I think my worst was falling off of my horse in the eighth grade. I landed on the ground, in front of the horse, on my shoulder (couldn't use my shoulder properly for a few weeks), and then he jumped over me and stepped on me on his way past...lil' bastid...

ooooh...and then there was the time my ex fell on me and almost ripped my pinky toe off
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I have been pretty fortunate. I've only had stitches once.
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Thats what the black tape is for, bandaging yourself. Any electrician knows this, we use connectors for the wires....tape for the fingers :P

Looks bad though, keep it covered and put a bit of salf on it. The cowboys use to make a 'Poltise' for the injuries like gun shots and saddle soars but I dont know what was in it?
The modern man'* poultice: superglue.

A lot of hospitals are using a superglue derivative (basically, medicinal cyanoacrylate - think Loctite made by Glaxo Smith-Kline ) to close nasty wounds for which sutures would be a bit overkill.

As far as safety is concerned, I sliced my finger pretty good on a mill a year or so ago, and closed it with superglue -- it hurts like hell for a minute, but it'* no worse than alcohol. I was on the job, though, so HR sent me to the ER to have it looked at over my protests that I was fine. The ER doc said commercial superglues are usually fine -- there aren't any ingredients in them that can wreak havoc on your body if used sparingly (ie, if you're putting superglue on open wounds twice a day, that might be a different story).

And it'* pretty hard to open the wound again once you've superglued it together.

Superglue > $100 ER deductible.

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http://freakhole.com/downloads/7606.face_plosion.jpg
I hate when that happens

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