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    Ripping a short piece of wood with a skil saw. Bad left hand position and the saw kicked back. The blade walked over the top of my hand. Severed a bunch of tendons on the thumb. Temporary stitches at the local clinic 45 mins away, then a 8 hour drive to the closest hospital with a plastic surgeon. Hopefully he can do something with it. Don稚 take your tools for granted guys and girls.
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    **** Steve. Heal well my friend.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Here's hoping that they join the bits back up successfully.
    Should be OK, I knew a bloke with a functional thumb that used to be his big toe.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Damn! Hope they can fix it up right!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Heal well. I did exactly the same thing maybe 12 years ago and amputated my right thumb, I'm left handed.
    It was reattached and I have full use of it. Surgeons are brilliant !
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    ...and I have full use of it.
    That's awesome for Peter, and I hope you get that outcome as well, Mr. McMahon.
    I don't care to know what the tough do when the going gets tough.

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    Damn! Heal well! So sorry to hear this.
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    Get wel soon, Steve,
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    As a professional carpenter, I was always wary of kickbacks. Only got caught once, but it just chewed up a tip on one finger.
    You are correct, though. We should never take power tools for granted. They will bite you if you let down your guard.

    Hope your wounds heal well.
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    I only have a few power tools left, and I treat them with suspicion.

    I don’t have many ten fingered friends left.

    Sorry, Brother. Hopefully, the doctors can help. At least you won’t be forced into bankruptcy paying medical bills, too.

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    Yes, lucky Canadians and Australians with their free emergency surgery.
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    Damn damn damn. And damn again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Yes, lucky Canadians and Australians with their free emergency surgery.
    Ours is free when you walk in.

    Then a month of so later you get some insane bill in the mail. A few years back I messed up on paying my insurance & had 2 weeks uninsured. I had an unbelievable nosebleed that took 3 trips to the ER to finally get it stopped. All 3 trips in one day, all for the same issue, and each visit was about an hour. The bill was over $4,000 US.
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    A skill saw kicking back is pretty exciting. Only had it happen once so far and that was more than enough. Hope you heal up OK.

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    Damn what a bummer. I hope you heal quickly.

    I'm just working on some canoe moulds with a jigsaw.

    Note to self - clamp everything, fingers clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Damn what a bummer. I hope you heal quickly.

    I'm just working on some canoe moulds with a jigsaw.

    Note to self - clamp everything, fingers clear.
    Also, do not kick the jigsaw blade. It will cut your foot open something fierce.

    Peace,
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    I will add my voice to the chorus of sympathies expressed above, Steve. Sorry to hear of your troubles. I hope that your wounds heal well and quickly. Unfortunately, you are about to find out the hard way just how much a rightie uses their left hand. Hopefully, not for too long.
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    Ouch. Sorry to see this. Heal well
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    My condolences. FWIW, I cut up my left-hand fingers about 20 years ago on a table saw. Have about 50% function on two fingers on my left hand today.

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    Thanks for the positive thoughts. Blood work, ekg, x rays and all those other pre op things done. Just waiting for the surgeon to arrive.
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Damn damn damn. And damn again.
    + damn.
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    Here's hoping you're good as new soon.
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    it will be mighty painful and pesky to heal...
    I do hope you get full use back in your thumb over time.
    how come the local clinic mucked about with the wound instead of just sending you straight through to the larger hospital?
    tendons etc need to be kept wet if they are going to be reattached etc. I hope this was done.
    all the best anyhow Steve.
    keep us posted with your progress.

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    well, of all the statistics you could be, At least you can heal and heal well from this one. I have faith in the docs to stitch you all up nice and neat and working. Take their advice, lay off the powertools for a few weeks or so, and heal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadette View Post
    it will be mighty painful and pesky to heal...
    I do hope you get full use back in your thumb over time.
    how come the local clinic mucked about with the wound instead of just sending you straight through to the larger hospital?
    tendons etc need to be kept wet if they are going to be reattached etc. I hope this was done.
    all the best anyhow Steve.
    keep us posted with your progress.
    The local clinic had to stop the bleeding. The hospital with the plastic surgeon is an 8 hour drive away. I drove through the night, grabbed a few winks and a shower in a hotel and presented myself first thing this am at the hospital. I’m still waiting to see the surgeon.
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    Sorry to hear this. Hope it heals soon and without issues or long lasting effects. I’m liking my bandsaw and Japanese hand saws more and more.
    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve McMahon View Post
    I drove through the night, grabbed a few winks and a shower in a hotel and presented myself first thing this am at the hospital.
    they grow em tough in canada

    i would have been a whiny little bitch all night

    even now, waiting on the surgeon I’d be complaining for more pain killers, truth
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    Sorry. Thanks for letting us know. Hope you heal quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    they grow em tough in canada

    i would have been a whiny little bitch all night

    even now, waiting on the surgeon I’d be complaining for more pain killers, truth
    Lol. No pain killers because I had to drive. I did blast the stereo the whole way.
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    Where ya at? Sin John's?
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    Heal well and thanks for the reminder.

    On hand surgery--I nearly cut off my left index finger 20 years ago, while using a knife, in rough seas, while up in a tuna tower.( So, be careful with non-powered tools, as well) The surgeon put me back together and the only downside is an inch-long dead spot where I cannot feel anything on that finger.

    Good luck!

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    Ouch
    R
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Where ya at? Sin John's?
    Yup. The Health Sciences complex.
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willmarsh3 View Post
    I’m liking my . . . . Japanese hand saws more and more.
    Those have a wicked bite as well. I am just healing from slicing the back of my left index finger. I bled like a stuck pig.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    If you are alone in the city and don't have anyone to call on for assistance, I have a sympathetic sister & B-I-L nearby whom I can call on to pay you a mercy visit. You live on The Rock now, so you know what I mean by hospitality. Just let me know & succour will be on its way.
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