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    OMG!...sooo sorry to hear that...hope your finger heals real soon...

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    OH No! i hope you heal quickly and please be careful.

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    Ooh, all these stories just make me cringe! I try to be careful but my closest calls have come from my sharp kitchen knives. Several times if it hadn't been for my fingernails, my digits would be a little shorter! We all need to be very careful with the rotary cutters. I remember walking into my LQS and seeing one of the regulars with a huge bandage on her hand and that is exactly what had happened to her, the rotary cutter got away from her and it happens PDQ!

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    I'm sorry you hurt your finger, stings a lot! I did the very same thing about a year or so ago. My finger now looks deformed. My DH bought me the Klutz glove from Fons and Porter, works really well. I hope you heal up quickly!

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    BIG OUCH!! made my fingers curl up - haven't done that hope it heals quickly

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    EEE-ooowww! It hurts just to read about your finger. I sliced into my finger with a kitchen knife cutting up veggies. For a full second there was no blood just shock. I quickly wrapped tape to the cut attached piece and the finger. Didn't unwrapped until that evening. By then it had attached but had to baby that poor finger for several days.

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    Better get a glove that you can't cut thru.

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    Keep the finger bandaged for several days without disturbing it. Fingertips will regenerate to some extent. I lopped a chunk off my middle finger, dangling by a thread. I taped it back tightly into place, and it healed back on, and the tissue under it regenerated as well, so now the finger is about 1/8" longer than it used to be. Extra power for flipping someone the bird now.

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    Ouch! Hope it feels better soon.

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    Ouch! So sorry! They sure are sharp....aren't they? Keep it clean and I hope it heals quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    One ER visit will buy the top of the line die cut machine and dies!
    Now that's the way we have to approach our DHs! Make it a pre-emptive strike. To prevent an ER trip we need the die cut machine! Masterful!
    Had to edit this...I was so excited about "the plan" I forgot to say I'm sorry for your injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S
    Reading about your accidents just makes me cringe! I to belong to the legions of the injured and like many of you it was my index finger on my left hand. I couldn't get it to stop bleeding so off to the ER we went, ever notice these things always happen at night? Well there was a "bleeder" involved so the had to cauterize it and stitch it shut. The funniest part was the nurse asked me Do you live in a safe home environment?" I looked at her and replied "Clearly not." So $800 later I was sent home to heal. As was noted: That could buy a lot of fabric and equipment. Stay safe everyone, it only takes a moment of inattention.
    She had to ask you if you live in a safe environment or if you feel safe at home...due to spousal abuse. Funny in this situation not in others.

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    My DH was a meatcutter for years and was always cutting his fingers. The best treatment for sliced fingers he ever got was from an ER Doc that told him to soak it in soapy (dish soap) hot water for as long as he could stand to keep his hand in the water. We had to keep changing the water to keep it hot and he kept it in there for several hours. Took out all the soreness and it healed very quickly. That particular time he had sliced the end off one of his fingers with a lunchmeat slicer.

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    Cutting is the least thing I like most about quilting, so after rotary cutting for so long I decided its time for a cutter & dies. i still rotary cut but just not as often.

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    OUCH!!!! sorry about your finger!

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    oh that sounds like it might hurt. Knock on wood I haven't done that yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlong
    My DH was a meatcutter for years and was always cutting his fingers. The best treatment for sliced fingers he ever got was from an ER Doc that told him to soak it in soapy (dish soap) hot water for as long as he could stand to keep his hand in the water. We had to keep changing the water to keep it hot and he kept it in there for several hours. Took out all the soreness and it healed very quickly. That particular time he had sliced the end off one of his fingers with a lunchmeat slicer.
    OK Now I'm really cringing!!! Reminds me of the time my DH came in with a blood soaked towel wrapped around his thumb and hand and said "I think you're gonna have to drive."

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    Yep - Did the same thing 2 years ago. Still have a flat place on the tip and no fingerprint there. Bled forever and hurt like heck. Please be careful, everyone. They really are dangerous blades.

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    Ouch!!!

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    Been there, done that, got the T shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3plus2granny
    Well it finally happened to me. The old rotary cutter got me. I must have had me left hand to close to the rotary cutter. I was holding the ruler in place, and oops there it went. Gone is the side of the index finger tip. My DH doctored me. But, boy does it sting. Don't do this at home!!!!
    I did the same thing last year and although it doesn't hurt anymore, I can still feel where it was cut. If I rub it, it feels kind of numb....after a whole year! Believe me, I now have a lot more respect for the cutter!

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    Makes my toes curl just reading your story. And the cut happens so fast. Thanks for the lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim
    I also cut the top of my foot when I dropped my cutter and sliced the h*** out of my foot. Could not stop it from bleeding, and still have a scar 6 months later. Those cutters cut deep.
    Me too! Now I only use the cutter that is pressure sensitive. Then when it drops the blade is back inside. I have dropped it twice since I bought it and feel it was worth its weight in platinum.LOL

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    OW! *hugs* :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I am super careful when rotary cutting and I sliced the top of my foot open. The cutter fell from my cutting table and landed blade down on top of my foot. I had on sandals. Now I always wear slip on shoes that cover my feet in my sewing room. So far I haven't cut my finger. I used to use the Klutz glove every time I cut but got out of the habit. I need to find it and start using it again. One ER visit will buy the top of the line die cut machine and dies!
    hummm do they make a klutz shoe?

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