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Thread: I finally did it!!!

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    Yip -- I've read posts where others have done it and I admit, I've suffered absolutely NO jealousy or remorse that I hadn't done it.....but today is a different story!!! Yip, I cut the tip of my left middle finger almost off with the rotary cutter!!! :oops: It cut almost thru the tip and all the way thru the nail!!! I did it two nights ago...the skin on the finger is barely hanging on....noticed when redressinig that the skin is turning black. hmmmmmmmmmmmaybe I should have gone to ER!!! :twisted:

    I have to admit -- I type fast - clocked at 98 wpm in my hayday.....now I am hunting and pecking and it's AWFUL!!!!!!!!! :thumbdown:

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    Sorry to hear that. You know them blades are always out for blood.

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    been there, done that.

    bled quite well, i'm sure.

    hope you heal quickly.

    keep that finger tip protected - it will probably be more sensitive than the others.

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    oh no.... hope it heals fast!

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    OUCH!!! I'm so worried I will do that!! I try so hard to be careful!! I hope you heals fast!!

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    I've not cut off any part of my body, but there's always tomorrow. OUCH!

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    Maybe the doctor would be a good person to visit!

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    Oh no!!! Is the fingertip turning black because it's bruised? If not, you need to see the doctor asap!! :-(

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    Sounds to me that a trip to the docs would be in your best interest. Wouldn't want you to lose the finger or worse.

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    If it is turning black, time for the doc!

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    Ouch! That really doesnt soundgood. Please at least call the Doc!!!!!

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    Next time we hear from you I hope it is after you have seen the doctor today. Black can mean imminent infection. Sew sorry to hear that you did it. Go to the doc then let us know how you are doing. (((HUGS)))

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    I hope you are okay!! I have never done that (probably will now) but i can imageine the pain...Ouch
    Hope it heels fast :cry:

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    oh girl. do go get it seen to. i had to wear a metal finger guard for over a month due to the nerves being cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    If it is turning black, time for the doc!
    YEP! Even if they will just nip off the dangly bit. You should have it checked for infection.

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    You probably needed stitches. Never think twice about going to the ER, just go!

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    It's not that bad! Now that it's quit bleeding I can see how much was cut off. It did cut the very end and left a flap...cut thru the nail at an angle. No ligaments or tendons are involved...and I believe the black I saw was blood. I'm going to soak it tonight. Too late for doctor -- no stitches after 24 hrs (according to our doctor) :-D Thank you for your concern. I have a minimal medical background -- worked for a doctor in a one-horse town with 3 mills around us. I "kinda" know when it's serious. This hurt MORE than it was serious.

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    I did that once and it's not nice. Hope it heals nice, and I hope we never do it again. Take care

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    I really hate to say this, but I haven't done that yet. Don't want to jinx myself here. I sure hope yours heals fast!

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    My mother always says that if you draw blood, the garment/item you are sewing will be gorgeous. :D So hope your finger heals quickly. I would wear a finger guard to protect it till it's completely healed. You never realize how many times you bump your fingers till they are injured.

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    I've done it twice. First time ER put in three stitches. Second time just cut it clean off. DH told me I couldn't use it again until I got a guard on the ruler. Haven't made any more boo-boos. But I'm much more careful.

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    I am glad that it doesn't seem to be infected, but I still think a visit to the doc might be wise...especially if it has been a while since you had a tetanus shot.

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    OMG! That gives me chills! I'll be extra careful from now on!

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenSimon
    I've done it twice. First time ER put in three stitches. Second time just cut it clean off. DH told me I couldn't use it again until I got a guard on the ruler. Haven't made any more boo-boos. But I'm much more careful.
    Is there such a thing as a guard for the ruler?????? I have to admit, it makes me nervous to use the cutters now!!! :(

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    Poor thing. I would be a little more respectful of the rotary.

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