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Thread: Did it again!!!

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    Did it again!!!

    Yesterday I was cutting out lots of strips and couldn't find my mesh glove any where. I had just totally cleaned my room and figured I had stuck it some place I would never find it again. Well, I accidentally put my rotary cutter ON the ruler and started to cut and it went directly to my thumb and cut it so deep. It took about 2 seconds and then started bleeding all over everthing. I ran to the bathroom and got a washrag and put pressure on it and found two big bandaids and using one hand, I was able to put the bandaids on my thumb. It was a very deep cut and I can't bend my thumb as the cut is right next to my knuckle. After all this, I went to the computer room and told my husband the story and he held up my mesh glove and said "is this what you were looking for?" I couldn't believe it! I don't remember taking it in there, but sometimes I go from my sewing room into my computer room and back again and I must have taken it off in there. Now I can't sew for a while. Those gloves are priceless!!!! {I should have gone to the ER and gotten stitches, but I know they numb your wound by putting shots directly into your cut, ughhh!!!}
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    Ouch, I hope your thumb heals quickly!
    Heather

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    Oh I'm so sorry this happened to you. I hope you have a speedy recovery without much pain.

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    So sorry. I got cut once and once was enough to change my it won't happen to me mindset. My ER bill was 10x more then then any of the safety tools I could have bought, even with insurance. Please everyone do not use a rotary cutter without a safety guard or tool. There are many to choose from and you need more then one. A iron placed on the ruler will work fine if you don't have one of the safety tools. If you have to use a potholder to take a hot pan out of the oven then there is no excuse that you don't need safety tools when rotary cutting.
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    Hope you feel better, Jeanne. This is a good reminder to the rest of us to be careful. Thanks for sharing.
    Jenny in DC

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    Oh My ... I have to ask have you ever thought about those machines that cut using a Dye cutter? In thins case you and the rotary cutter just don't seem to get along.
    I do hope you heel fast . I think you need to consider a teather for your glove... just a joke.!

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    I looked for my quilting gloves all day last week........found them in the garbage can. Now why did I do that?

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    Ouch. Hope you heal quickly.

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    Sorry you cut yourself, OUCH! Always get stitches when the cut is where you will bend or move the flesh. It takes a looooong time to heal otherwise.

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    I agree with Tartan. You probably need to get stitches. Is your tetanus up to date? Don't be afraid, the shot only hurts for a second, then it's numb. Without stitches, it is going to take a long time to heal, and will hurt the whole time. I feel your pain, and hope your heal quickly.
    Sue

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