Whacking yourself with an axe is like whacking yourself with a hammer and a relatively dull knife at the same time, the best of both worlds. Glad everything held together for you.
It wasn't all that painful when it first happened. It hurt most after the local anaesthetic wore off after surgery... luckily I had some Oxycodone to ease the pain. Only needed two of them, one on the first night after surgery and one the next morning. Now I just use Ibuprophin when necessary
I managed to cut off [almost] the end of my left thumb....with a tenon saw....went to a plastic surgeon expecting some whiz-bang stitching etc ...all he did was look at it and say "are you allergic to band-aids?" ...
I was fortunate to have a really good surgeon who had a good bedside manner and took the time to explain the procedure to me. I wanted to watch and told him that I'm not squeamish, but they covered everything up and I couldn't see or feel a thing. Oh well, it all turned out okay and I'm grateful to those who cared for me. Oh, and I didn't get stitches, either. My whole thumb is in a bandage that has a plaster back-slab to reduce movement and the surgeon explained that because it was a clean wound it would heal well within the dressing
Happy you met up with some great care, starkers old mate, and I'm glad you didn't have to give them the finger...wait...that doesn't sound right.
Yeah, the care was top notch, and given that I generally don't like hospitals after spending so much time in them, this visit was a far better experience than I would normally expect. The nursing staff was great, as were the support guys who wheel patients around when needing services in a different department.
There was no argument [when there usually is] when Shaunna said that we were going to the hospital.
All in all I'm happy with the result and am really grateful to all the hospital staff members who looked after me, they were brilliant.
Glad that it went well. I've had some close calls with power tools in the past and I'm grateful to still have all of my digits. And yes, hospital staff really SHOW UP when you need them; much gratitude and appreciation for health care workers.
Thanks for gladness, I appreciate it. I think the worst injury I sustained from a power tool was a nail or staple stuck in my finger or thumb.