Going for majour Surgery today !

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Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:15 am

on the tip of my index finger, to remove the remaining wood from my finger!
ok so not major but getting opened up in a trying to put a manly spin on it kind of way :P

Got a splinter last night (4CMish) so had to go to A&E :(
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it seams to of bent in the middle in some way or broken :( so they couldn't take it out last night.
got a tetnis jab which included polio and another one and sent home with about 1CM left in :(
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it woke me up this morning as it became painful but apart from the initial incident it didn't hurt or bleed until they put anasthetic to the area.
so they are having a little exploration to get it out in an hour (I am calling it amputation for manly feel-good effect).
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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:17 am

ouch and may it go well.
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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Reductor » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:31 am

Keep it manly! I had a similar experience some years ago. I shall relate it with a series of clues, each more cunning than the next.

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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:44 am

Since we are sharing compressed air driven experiences:
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Blinding, inchoate pain. Through the nail, but totally missed the bone. That, I am guessing, would have rendered me unconscious. All better now.
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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby cooran » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:52 am

Hello Cittasanto, Tilt,

Hope you are feeling O.K. now - but, just be thankful that you are not a woman in childbirth labour. :jumping:

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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:59 am

cooran wrote:Hello Cittasanto, Tilt,

Hope you are feeling O.K. now - but, just be thankful that you are not a woman in childbirth labour. :jumping:

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It was a fair numbers of years ago. As for childbirth, I was badly constipated once.
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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Yana » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:45 am

Take care and Get better soon :hug:
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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:42 am

the surgery took an hour in total under local anaesthetic, fun!
signed off work for 2 weeks now :( but at least it gives me time to practice :D

couldn't see what was happening, or inside my finger :( would of been fun as I remembered a mirror experiment with amputees and became curious to see if seeing inside my finger while it was numb would of been disassociated?

the piece was about 1cm long so I am guessing the total length was between 3cm & 4cm max. and about 2mm wide.

while the finger is out of action my spelling may become interesting as I keep pressing the wrong ones on the keyboard, so apologies in advance.
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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:44 am

tiltbillings wrote:
cooran wrote:Hello Cittasanto, Tilt,

Hope you are feeling O.K. now - but, just be thankful that you are not a woman in childbirth labour. :jumping:

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It was a fair numbers of years ago. As for childbirth, I was badly constipated once.

yes the pains of constipation if only they knew :tongue:
had to go to hospital once due to that also. oh the many things I end up in hospital with!
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:57 am

I'm glad the surgery went well, Cittasanto.
I hope I can keep you gainfully entertained with my manly adventures of my own, via facebook.
Getting chased by a swarm of bees while on a ride on mower (Benny Hill style), psychosis with chainsaw and dancing with deadly snakes.
Maybe i should get rid of this wimpy goatie and grow a handle-bar moustache!
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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:29 pm

Greetings, Cittasanto

Sorry to hear about your accident.

As a retired safety engineer, I have a few questions for the sake of improving public safety.:

1. What lessons did you learn from your accident, which might prevent it from occurring in the future?

2. Why were you given so much medical leave? For example: Did you get an infection from the wood sliver puncture? With a finger injury such as you experienced, you might have at least taken restricted work, sorting mail, licking stamps, etc.?....to help out your employer and fellow workers with their workload.

3. How are you doing in your recovery?

In any event, glad you survived the ordeal. It could have been much, much worse! Take Oliver Cromwell's case for example:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Cromwell's_head



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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:57 pm

Ben wrote:I'm glad the surgery went well, Cittasanto.
I hope I can keep you gainfully entertained with my manly adventures of my own, via facebook.
Getting chased by a swarm of bees while on a ride on mower (Benny Hill style), psychosis with chainsaw and dancing with deadly snakes.
Maybe i should get rid of this wimpy goatie and grow a handle-bar moustache!

Don't forget the mutton chops!

although it is starting to throb now!
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:17 pm

Glad to know it went well, Cittasanto.

Best wishes :)
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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:59 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Blinding, inchoate pain. Through the nail, but totally missed the bone. That, I am guessing, would have rendered me unconscious. All better now.

My one nail-related experience occurred when I stepped on an upright nail - due to what I'm sure was the ripening of past kamma, the nail actually went in the space between my big toe and fourth toe, right up through the top of my shoe. I stayed there for a while, looking at the point sticking through my leather boots and wondering why I wasn't screaming.

Glad you're doin' better! That's a horrifyingly large splinter.
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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Yana » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:25 pm

oh god..

i hope your on pain killers.. :( i'm glad it went well.just Be careful next time :cry: :hug:
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Re: Going for majour Surgery today !

Postby Yana » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:32 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:My one nail-related experience occurred when I stepped on an upright nail - due to what I'm sure was the ripening of past kamma, the nail actually went in the space between my big toe and fourth toe, right up through the top of my shoe. I stayed there for a while, looking at the point sticking through my leather boots and wondering why I wasn't screaming.


Jeez...lol..you can thank your lucky kamma for that one :clap:
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Postby Cittasanto » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:49 pm

Yana wrote:oh god..

i hope your on pain killers.. :( i'm glad it went well.just Be careful next time :cry: :hug:

I am taking them for this!
I am not a fan of pain killers for a number of reasons though.
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."


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