Got home from the ER a few hours ago. 30 or so stitches

lugoismad

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Jul 22, 2006
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Was taking a bag of ice out to my dad in his detached apartment because he doesn't have an ice maker. He has kidney disease so he tries to drink a lot of water all day, and likes ice in it.

Walked from the bright kitchen to the dark outside, and was basically blind. Tripped over a big wood planter pot that I grow rosemary in and went down.

Had a piece of scrap wood leaning against the back of my house from a project I'd been working on.

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Caught my forearm on an exposed screw.

30 stitches later...

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You can see my silver pain killer in the background.
 
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lugoismad

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Jul 22, 2006
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so what really happened?

LOL. I had to tell the story like 10 times at the ER. I had "ICE" written on my left hand in ink because I didn't want to forget to take it out to dad. I took him out dinner (venison meat loaf) and then sat down to eat my dinner and got about 2 bites in before I remembered, shit, I forgot his ice. So I was in a bit of a rush so I could get back to my dinner.

They kept asking "why were you taking ice to your father" and "are you safe at your home?"
 

BAUCE

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LOL. I had to tell the story like 10 times at the ER. I had "ICE" written on my left hand in ink because I didn't want to forget to take it out to dad. I took him out dinner (venison meat loaf) and then sat down to eat my dinner and got about 2 bites in before I remembered, shit, I forgot his ice. So I was in a bit of a rush so I could get back to my dinner.

They kept asking "why were you taking ice to your father" and "are you safe at your home?"
that's just an insane amount of damage from a screw sticking out of a board :rofl:
 
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lugoismad

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that's just an insane amount of damage from a screw sticking out of a board :rofl:

It was crazy, I could see the yellow fat layer.

What really sucks is when I fell I landed on my knee. Its not broken or anything, but it hurts like a mofo and I know tomorrow morning I'm going to wake up and have a really hard time getting around for a day or two.
 

chornelium

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Jan 26, 2006
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A lot. I came inside and was shouting for my wife, she was upstairs playing WoW and had headphones on. So I had to send my daughters up to get her.
Meanwhile I'm leaking all over the floor and the dog is lapping it up. Worried that she has a taste for human flesh now....
doggo got it's iron quota :hs:

after you recover and things chill out maybe think about getting some mellow outdoor lighting between the two

did the injury jeopardize any of your tendons?
 

Zimmy76

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LOL. I had to tell the story like 10 times at the ER. I had "ICE" written on my left hand in ink because I didn't want to forget to take it out to dad. I took him out dinner (venison meat loaf) and then sat down to eat my dinner and got about 2 bites in before I remembered, shit, I forgot his ice. So I was in a bit of a rush so I could get back to my dinner.

They kept asking "why were you taking ice to your father" and "are you safe at your home?"
Dude this is a safe place, is your wife trying to kill you, or is your dad's gf because she couldn't move in with him because of you, trying to kill you. We can help.

How many times did your attacker make you repeat that story before letting you go to the er?

It's not your fault.
 
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lugoismad

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doggo got it's iron quota :hs:

after you recover and things chill out maybe think about getting some mellow outdoor lighting between the two

did the injury jeopardize any of your tendons?

No tendon damage. If I move my pinky just right I can feel it in the wound, but the doctor said I may have frayed it a bit or bruised it, but as long as I could move it, it wasn't a big deal.

I do have lighting, I was just too lazy and in a hurry to turn them on.
 
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hipberri

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Jan 27, 2016
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in cali you prob wouldnt have been able to see a dr with that long wait
cant you just use superglue
hope you didnt get covid at the doc
 

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