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Thread: sewed my finger today!! Have you ever done this????

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    Well, today I did something that I have never did in my 5 decades of sewing, i was feeding a strip of quilting in my janome, needle down, and sneezed. my pointer finger on my right hand went right under the foot and sewed! I yanked my finger out, needle down, broke the needle, ouch. DH pulled two pieces of the needle out of my finger. Emergecny room cost big bucks with my insurance, tomorrow I am going to my doc for a tetanus shot and pain pills. it is a thumping. I did not bleed on the strip though, typing is hard. I went back and finished the strips, cannot iron. Did anyone ever do this? any infection? how long to heal??

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    Ouch!!

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    my grandmother did it on her treadle,between1st and 2nd finger feeding in fabric. I haven't, and think about grandma when I get close to a needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver
    Well, today I did something that I have never did in my 5 decades of sewing, i was feeding a strip of quilting in my janome, needle down, and sneezed. my pointer finger on my right hand went right under the foot and sewed! I yanked my finger out, needle down, broke the needle, ouch. DH pulled two pieces of the needle out of my finger. Emergecny room cost big bucks with my insurance, tomorrow I am going to my doc for a tetanus shot and pain pills. it is a thumping. I did not bleed on the strip though, typing is hard. I went back and finished the strips, cannot iron. Did anyone ever do this? any infection? how long to heal??
    Pain the in finger tips can throb and make the entire body hurt. I feel for ya - keep it bandaged and safe until you can get to the doctor tomorrow.

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    Never as bad as yours, just nicked mine. BUT, today I put new blade in rotary cutter and first cut, sliced open my right thumb.

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    OMG...... I am feeling your pain.

    I hope you get some painkillers from doc as soon as you can.

    Hugs

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    omg, ouch ouch hope you are feeling better today
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    When the pain is really bad lay your hand on you oposite shoulder so it is above your heart and that thumping will ease a great deal!!!!!

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    OUCH! You poor thing! I feel your pain. I also have done this. When I was a little girl, I wanted doll clothes so bad! But everyone was too busy and I wasn't allowed to touch my Oma's treadle machine. Well, the day came when I could no longer wait and sure enough that huge needle came down on my finger. Yes, I think I was hurting on both ends that day.
    Hope the pain subsides soon. Sorry that had to happen to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammiepamie
    When the pain is really bad lay your hand on you oposite shoulder so it is above your heart and that thumping will ease a great deal!!!!!
    The opposite shoulder will work. I fell yesterday and sprained my wrist. It's working for me.

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    I'm so sorry about your finger. Don't get infected in this hot weather! Hope you get good pain medication.

    My husband says I should be quilting with fingers curled under if the foot doesn't have toes sticking up. He is a carpenter and has- thanks be- all his digits. I don't know how I can do that, though.

    Wishing you have a speedy recovery!
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    Yes, be careful for infection. My friend sewed hers on her longarm and it got infected. Ended up having to have surgery. I am sure the dr will tell you what you should be doing for it.

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    Once. only once a long time ago!!

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    Yep! About 5 years ago ONLY my finger was stuck under the foot feed. Yes tetnus shot. Needle broke in thre pieces. 911 call for help...stuck. 4 really cute paramedics to the rescue. Pain. No. Needle missed the bone so just needed Tylnol for a couple day. Washed booboo w/anticeptic soap, sealed fingernail w/super glue.

    Should we start a new group? Sisterhood Brotherhood of the Sewn Finger. No dues required. Just need to share the stories.

    Just a thought.

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    Yes I have and you'd think once would be enough wouldn't you. First time I think the bruising from the punch was almost as bad as the puncture. It did throb for about 2 days but I had no lasting effects from it. The second injury was just the skin on the outside of my peter pointer finger and it was healed up in a week.

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    I've only done this once - friend was looking over my shoulder and talking, I turned to look at her and got distracted. That was many years ago, and haven't done it since. It's an extremely painful mistake you only make once!

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    Did it to my little finger about a month ago. I didn't break the needle, didn't have a husband here and had to hit the needle lift button. It hurts, good luck with the healing

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    It really hurts, I reacted without thinking and yanked my finger out while the needle was down. holes top and bottom, torn open the nail. wish I would have pressed the needle up button, even dumber to yank while the needle was down.
    did you get an infection?
    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    Did it to my little finger about a month ago. I didn't break the needle, didn't have a husband here and had to hit the needle lift button. It hurts, good luck with the healing

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    I did it, trying to learn stipple quilting & needle went thru thumb nail. :cry: :cry: No infection & needle didn't break. DH heard me yell & he took ahold of the wheel & raised it. Came out slick as a whistle. Poured disinfect on it, then anti biotic salve & wrapped it. next day, removed wrapping & in 2-3 days it was well on the way to healing.

    Hope yours feels better soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver
    Well, today I did something that I have never did in my 5 decades of sewing, i was feeding a strip of quilting in my janome, needle down, and sneezed. my pointer finger on my right hand went right under the foot and sewed! I yanked my finger out, needle down, broke the needle, ouch. DH pulled two pieces of the needle out of my finger. Emergecny room cost big bucks with my insurance, tomorrow I am going to my doc for a tetanus shot and pain pills. it is a thumping. I did not bleed on the strip though, typing is hard. I went back and finished the strips, cannot iron. Did anyone ever do this? any infection? how long to heal??

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    Your Doctor will probably ask you when you had a tetnus shot last.

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    Ouch!!! My sister did it once...right through her fingernail too. I'm sorry for your pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandraa
    Never as bad as yours, just nicked mine. BUT, today I put new blade in rotary cutter and first cut, sliced open my right thumb.
    I did the same, just nicked, needle went in the soft part than came out. My finger was sore for weeks. My mom has told me about sewing her finger where the needle broke off and having my dad pull it out with pliers. OUCHEE!

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    I did. I will never forget. I was young and Mom was doing the mending and had to step away from the machine for something. I decided it was very interesting, had to check it out, and promptly sewed the needle into my thumb, right through the nail. Ouch! Have never done it again, though. :?

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    I did that when I was about 7 at my Grandmothers house with her treadle. She and Moma had told me to be careful and there I sat with the needle in my pointer finger. I never said a word. Luckily my Aunt Alma was watching and slipped over and raised the needle out. We pulled it open and poured hydrogen peroxide in and through it LOL then put King Payne Salve on it and though it was sore a few days it got better. I think I could take pain better when I was younger and I went right back to sewing when they bandaged it up.

    Hope it's better soon. With us being on the farm so much we always kept our tetnus shots up to date.

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    No matter what the dr says if you keep the antiobiotic gel on it it will help with the soreness. On other injuries on my fingers I would put Polysporin on it and wrap it at night and it usually would help the soreness trememdously.

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