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    Default John---Sorry about the fingers!

    Just saw the journal pics! I would have done the same thing you did in trying to save the damage to the saw and incurring the damage on yourself!

    In fact last summer I was all done with replacing hail damaged steel roofing on my 3 buildings in the UP and was taking down scaffolding for the last time. Well I was taking the platform down and it sort of slipped and I tried to break its fall a bit and got my hand caught! Saved the scaffolding but lost a nail---nothing compared to your pics but I can feel for you. Hope you are back at it soon and at least you saved your throttle thumb!

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    John, I hope those fingers and the hand heal up real quickly for you. Let your wife and Gracie help you as much as they can. You don't have to show them how strong and tough you are, they already know. Let them baby you a little if they want to. You deserve it.

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    Ouch is all I can say John. Hope you have some good pain killers and heal up soon!

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    Sonofa.....! Like I said, my fingers hurt just looking at the pictures of yours. I'm still cringing!
    Lake Effect Snow, my three favorite words.

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    Holy Moly!! Take care of thos digits John. I ran a large printing press for over 40yrs. Had acouple smashed tips a few times , but nothing like that. I did witnees a few worse than yours, and those guys healed up pretty good. Make sure you take all the right meds,and keep your positive attitude. Send a few prayers your way ,it can't hurt!

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    Wow! Being a carpenter myself and growing up around carpenters and woodworkers our fear is that we will accidentally cut a tip off with a saw, not smash it off! I cant imagine the "throb" that you had. keep that thing clean and take care.

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    Oh my. Nasty is right!! Hope this isn't your "primary" hand? Guy I know tore his biceps tendon in his primary hand. He said biggest thing he learned is to practice things with your opposite hand once in awhile, bathroom being the big one, because you just never know....

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    WOW - so sorry John. Prayers for a speedy recovery!

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    Bummer John.
    Sorry to hear. It isn't any fun. I had a similar incident with my primary hand. I ended up losing the tips on both. Those two fingers don't stick out far enough to get me in trouble now. A friend also jokes that I've lost my effectiveness when I try to give the "finger", it only means half as much.
    Quote Originally Posted by chunk06 View Post
    Wow! Being a carpenter myself and growing up around carpenters and woodworkers our fear is that we will accidentally cut a tip off with a saw, not smash it off! I cant imagine the "throb" that you had. keep that thing clean and take care.
    You are correct about the "throb". I'm usually not much of a wuss, but that took me down more than expected. I asked the doc. why it was so bad. He explained it in with this analogy. There were just enough nerves left to connect the pain with my smashed tips. The fingertip has a lot of nerve ends. It is similar to your whole back from the neck to waist.
    I had to decide whether or not to keep my finger attached before the surgery began. I would have had more luck with it being cut off. There are cleaner ends to the nerves and vascular system with a cut. Smashed tissues are harder to successfully attach and live with after surgery. (Basically, the tip could be cold and useless if it does stay alive.)
    Quote Originally Posted by slimcake View Post
    Oh my. Nasty is right!! Hope this isn't your "primary" hand? Guy I know tore his biceps tendon in his primary hand. He said biggest thing he learned is to practice things with your opposite hand once in awhile, bathroom being the big one, because you just never know....
    I still try to practice some things with my opposite hand because of what I learned. Simple stuff like gripping pencils, tools, and swinging a hammer. I felt like I was starting from scratch when I hurt my hand. Getting back to the thobbing pain subject, I also looked like a dork at first. Those fingers hurt a lot less when I held them above my head. So basically, I could hardly do anything well, and I was holding one hand above my head while trying.

    Good luck John.
    A little tidbit I also learned - maybe it will help? I was told that the joints closest to the amputation would likely lock in place. I asked what I could do to try and prevent that from happening. Their answer, do everything you can to keep your range of motion and strength in the remaining portions of those fingers. I ripped out stitches bending my fingers because the remaining skin had been stretched so tight over the bone. It wasn't fun in my situation, but it worked.

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    My dog puked when he saw those pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylar View Post
    Sonofa.....! Like I said, my fingers hurt just looking at the pictures of yours. I'm still cringing!
    No way I was even clicking on those pics!!!!!!!

    Wishing you speedy recovery John!!!

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    Ouch! Heal up John! Wishing a speedy recovery.

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    Curiosity got to me and I looked. I definitely should not have. I hope you have a speedy and full recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylar View Post
    Sonofa.....! Like I said, my fingers hurt just looking at the pictures of yours. I'm still cringing!
    X2!!

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    Holy crap! I've seen some "Nasty" injuries in my lifetime, I have to say, those are pretty impressive. Another Cat with 9 lives! Think of how many board feet of wood you've cut over the years & yet you still had all your digits. Just proves that anything can happen to anyone at any time. Wishing you a speedy recovery, take care.. -Mezz

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    Youuuuch! Take it easy & healy quickly!

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    Oh boy do I feel your pain. Last May I had a battle with a table saw...and lost. Cutting a piece of hickory hard wood floor for a HVAC supply line and caught an edge, man it happens so fast, it shot that board back at warp speed. Of course my left hand was hold the leading edge of the wood when it shot it back and caught my left middle finger. Fingers are the worst injuries with all the nerves associated with them. I'm not sure what hurt the most, the initial injury, the shots in the finger at the hospital or having the stitches removed. Every phase sent me through the roof with pain. Getting the stitches removed my family Dr. said "do you wanna come back at a later time?" I said "why", he said "I don't feel like getting punched." Today its numb and feels like its asleep all the time and never gets warm. Hope it heals quickly for ya John.

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    %&#*! that has got to make a person shudder. better times ahead

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    ,....that looks really bad hope they can pull that back together and not lose them... best a luck, man.
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    Get well, John. Better days are ahead!

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    Holy Cow John, so much for slowing down and taking your time.
    Maybe stick to that meteorologist stuff...less dangerous.
    Just kidding, to a quick recovery. Now you can do the carpenter wave!

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    ughhhhhh-sorry to hear/see your injury.

    rest up and heal up............

    take care dude...

    m8man
    ahh, watch this..

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    ouch!! dang,praying you heal up quickly!!

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    Hi John,
    so sorry to hear about your injury, thoughts and prayers
    are headed your way for a fast recovery
    snomoman

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    Oh man! Sorry to see this happen to you! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

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    OUCH! Just plain bad news! The best be to you in healing up!

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    Thanks all!

    Slowly getting better. Going to the Dr this afternoon to have a first look at it since surgery Friday.

    -John

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    Jeez, I stay off the forum for a few days and look what happens! Ouch!

    John, does this mean that you're now a potential candidate for Mayor of Chicago?
    c.f. (click →) Wikedypedia: Rahm Emanuel. Quoted here in part:
    "While a high school student working part-time at an Arby's restaurant, Emanuel severely cut his right middle finger on a meat slicer, which was later infected from swimming in Lake Michigan. His finger was partially amputated due to the severity of the infection."
    (Of course that was your left hand, and his right hand. Does that matter?
    Maybe just "Mayor of Jacobsville"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimAndros View Post
    My dog puked when he saw those pictures!
    Better than your dog thinking "Meat!, Bones! Yum!"

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    Well there goes that hand when you need to flip somebody the bird.

    Sorry... too soon.

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    The middle figure is going to be a little less powerful now. May need to use the double finger it’s still worth 1 3/4 still good enough to get the point across

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