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Old 09-22-2012, 07:40 AM
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Last night I was using my seam ripper to remove some stitches. I laid it down on my sewing table and knocked it off onto my lap. Natural response without thinking I put my knees together to catch it and it caught between my legs. I stabbed the inside of my leg badly. Managed to stop the bleeding finally with my husband's help. I was lucky I didn't get the main artery in my leg. Sure hurt. I won't do that again.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:43 AM
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I did the same thing with an extremely sharp, pointed pair of scissors. Still find it hard to stop myself when something drops. Glad you're okay. It was really nauseating to do this......
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:46 AM
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O.M.G....that sounds almost and bad and when I was trying to seperate some frozen hamburger patties with my large chefs knife......yes it slipped and went right thru my hand with the tip coming out the other side.....I was lucky did not hit anything important and was working for a Doctor at the time.....never did that again.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:46 AM
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Oh no - a friend of ours did that in his workshop, dropped something sharp and he caught it between his legs and he had to go to the hospital and have a surgeon to stitch him up.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:48 AM
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thanks for the info i will be cautious from now on... hope you both are okay... you would never think of those things till it happens . so sorry.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:49 AM
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Accidents happen so fast. Glad you are ok. My accident was with rotary but did I do a number on my pointer finger.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:50 AM
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caustion beware of any sharp objects. you all be careful wow...
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:03 AM
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Thanks for this info, I never would have thought of that and I do this all the time. Glad you did not have to go to the hospital.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:19 AM
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Keep an eye on the site...you may be overdue for a tetanus shot.
Sorry this happened to you! yucky!!

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Old 09-22-2012, 10:16 AM
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i often catch myself thinking of putting something down quick [in the wrong place]. now i take extra time to put it [insert object here] in a safe place. in the long run, preventing accidents is a time saver
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