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How to fix a hand saw mistake when you can't afford insurance

Discussion in 'Arboricultural Injuries and Fatalities' started by Volzwagen, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Volzwagen

    Volzwagen New Member

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    A $5 fix from the local drug store.
    Sewing kit, some iodine, and antibacterial ointment

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    And a quick surgeons knot!

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    old guy ArboristSite Guru

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    That brings back many memories, made me look for the old scars.
     
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    want to count? frankly I have lost track, used masking tape, duck tape, Needle and thread, super glue , strip of what ever was handy , you get the drift and thats just me, won't even get into the dogs or the kids. never figured out the difference between me and the docs office same needle and thread.
     
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    ropensaddle Feel Lucky

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    I've had bigger scratches than that on my:surprised3: We need Doctors that do bids haha that would be interesting. I can do open heart for x amount "but seriously" I wonder if a doc ever performed his own surgery, now that would take a set:laughing:
     
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    jefflovstrom It was a beautiful day!

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    Good times!
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    derwoodii Tree Freak

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    lady napkins can work well as field dressing, have all the bandage quality's you need

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    Yeah they might not be the best thing but they are next to it :p
     
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    At least once: https://www.theatlantic.com/technol...surgeon-has-to-remove-his-own-appendix/72445/

    Also, for the thread make sure it is nylon or some kind of synthetic, and please sterilize it first. You can use iodine, but I like hibiclens better. The label states do not use it for wounds, and I can only recommend that you follow the directions on the label, but if you're suturing yourself you probably don't read labels too much :p
     
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    My UNCLE CUT HIMSELF a bad cut on his hand, he took some whiskey poured it in the cut and on the needle and thread and then took a couple of hookers then proceeded to sew it up, he was one tough guy
     
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    ropensaddle Feel Lucky

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    toughest feller i ever saw got kicked down by two dudes they kicked him so hard it knocked his eyeball out of socket and knocked him out. After coming to he went outside and beat both of them up with his eye dangling on his cheek.
     
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    Grandpa used them to pad his shoulder goose hunting with the old single 10ga:)

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
     
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    I am a nurse working trauma ICU. It looks like you did a good job. If you see signs of infection like redness, skin feels hot, or swelling just get to the doctor fast or do whatever it takes to get antibiotics. Other than that, it looks like you're good to go. The wound isn't very dangerous, but the infection is.
     
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    Ya know I have heard that all my life and I've seen people that get infected etc. I must say , I have had my fair share of cuts I never went to the doc for, I cannot ever remember 1 time I got infected and I did everything wrong no bandage etc . I know the next one might kill me so I'm not really bragging. I think my immune system is strong from testing it so much lol. I have a pal that gets infected almost every cut. I'm glad my d-ass don't or Id be dead already :cheers:
     
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    Most people won't get an infection, but every once in a while one will get away. Then it's really serious. Google necrotizing fascitis. Caused by normal skin bacteria. The immune system runs on sort of a range of function, where at the low end a person might get more infection than normal, and on the high end they don't get sick, but get autoimmune diseases such as asthma or rhumatoid arthritis to name a few. There are still a lot of unknowns on the high side, such as precisely what switches on the inflammatory response. But that is another matter.
     
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    Professionally I would have to say see a doctor. Personally I think you only need to if it gets infected. But if it does get there quick.
     
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