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jilly

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4155 on: August 14, 2013, 02:16:36 AM »
In the stupid things I have done I posted about accidentally electrocuting myself with 400V which gave me some nasty burns on my hand. If I get this right I should be posting a photo of my right hand taken 2 days later at the first dressing change (I've been scaring trainees with it :) ) I was actually gripping the wire with my right hand so it's the worst burn, my left where I just lightly held the wire didn't look as bad but has bigger scars.

right hand

I left bits of my hand on the wire too.

I'll try to get a photo of the other hand and scars too if anyone is interested but I have to get to work now.

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4156 on: August 14, 2013, 06:10:21 AM »
In the stupid things I have done I posted about accidentally electrocuting myself with 400V which gave me some nasty burns on my hand. If I get this right I should be posting a photo of my right hand taken 2 days later at the first dressing change (I've been scaring trainees with it :) ) I was actually gripping the wire with my right hand so it's the worst burn, my left where I just lightly held the wire didn't look as bad but has bigger scars.

right hand

I left bits of my hand on the wire too.

I'll try to get a photo of the other hand and scars too if anyone is interested but I have to get to work now.

That was shocking  ;).  Really glad you made a good recovery.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4157 on: August 14, 2013, 06:19:58 AM »
In the stupid things I have done I posted about accidentally electrocuting myself with 400V which gave me some nasty burns on my hand. If I get this right I should be posting a photo of my right hand taken 2 days later at the first dressing change (I've been scaring trainees with it :) ) I was actually gripping the wire with my right hand so it's the worst burn, my left where I just lightly held the wire didn't look as bad but has bigger scars.

right hand

I left bits of my hand on the wire too.

I'll try to get a photo of the other hand and scars too if anyone is interested but I have to get to work now.

Ouch!  I'm glad you're OK, and thanks for the awesome picture!

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4158 on: August 14, 2013, 09:13:13 AM »
We have a roach problem that we have just about defeated. We go through different nooks and crannies of our townhouse daily looking for more, and now DH and DS count them off a la Legolas and Gimli in LOTR.  ::) ;D

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4159 on: August 14, 2013, 11:06:58 AM »
Jilly, those are great training pictures.  Hearing your story probably makes the newbies a lot more careful than they would be otherwise.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4160 on: August 15, 2013, 12:00:34 AM »
On Saturday morning, DH and I were cutting 1-inch pieces of two-by-fours for a project; DH was pushing the 2x4, and I was attempting to use a push-stick to keep them from being kicked up by the saw and slung across the room.  I must have done something wrong, because that's exactly what happened. I got thwacked in the temple with a chunk of wood. Blood started cascading down my face, and off we went to the Urgent Care.  I have a huge goose-egg on that temple, extreme tenderness, and a gouge out of the skin, such that they couldn't even put in stitches without making a puckered scar. 

That was gross enough, but it's what has happened in the last 3 days that is even grosser.  All the dead blood cells that normally form a bruise at the site of an injury are slowly creeping down my face under the skin.  I have what looks like a HUGE black eye, upper and lower lids both, and it's continuing on down my cheek. No tenderness, as you would expect from a normal bruise.  My doctor says that it might continue to creep for several days; that when her mother had a similar injury, the 'bruise' crept clear down her neck as well!  :o   Thank you so much, gravity!  >:(
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4161 on: August 15, 2013, 01:26:16 AM »
Ow, Elfmama! That sounds terribly painful! (And kind of awesome. But terribly painful.)

I really dislike being sick. I'm coughing up gelatinous chunks of yellowish phlegm. At...least it's moving, I guess?
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4162 on: August 15, 2013, 08:56:04 AM »
Elfmama, are you related to my Dad?

This spring, my brother was taking down some dead trees in the bush for Dad to burn in the wood stove next winter.  Dad was helping out.  He was chopping a branch into stove length pieces when one of them jumped up and hit him in the bridge of the nose.

We're pretty sure his nose was broken and he had spectacular bruising around his eyes that took a long time to go away.  When Dad and I went into town to run some errands the next day, I was worried I was going to be arrested for elder abuse!   ;)

It's become a bit of joke with my brother and I; Dad is 79 but still insists on doing things he's done all his life like chop wood and shovel the porch roof and go hunting with my brother in the bush in Northern Ontario, artificial hip and all.  And he always seems to manage to injure himself.  We're trying to get him to slow down a bit but we're afraid that he might just decide to slow down completely.
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4163 on: August 15, 2013, 02:33:26 PM »
That was gross enough, but it's what has happened in the last 3 days that is even grosser.  All the dead blood cells that normally form a bruise at the site of an injury are slowly creeping down my face under the skin.  I have what looks like a HUGE black eye, upper and lower lids both, and it's continuing on down my cheek. No tenderness, as you would expect from a normal bruise.  My doctor says that it might continue to creep for several days; that when her mother had a similar injury, the 'bruise' crept clear down her neck as well!  :o   Thank you so much, gravity!  >:(
You might have a hematoma.  I hit something (a rock? the ground?) above my left knee almost 3 years ago when I fell off my horse.  The swelling was initially as big as a half grapefruit right above my knee.  For the next 2 months, the blood leaked down, streaking my leg purple, blue, red, green, and yellow down to the ankle.  It is still visibly swollen, but not a lot.

Since I had that fall, I also had a shoulder injury completely unrelated to horses.  I tore a ligament off the bone, had surgery to re-attach it, went through 6 months of physical therapy, and now it's good as new.  The hematoma above my knee still hurts - 3 years later.  :P
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4164 on: August 17, 2013, 08:41:05 PM »
Somebody barfed all over the bathroom at work. Guess who had to clean it up.  :-\

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« Reply #4165 on: August 19, 2013, 11:20:50 AM »
Somebody barfed all over the bathroom at work. Guess who had to clean it up.  :-\

Ew.

The only time I volunteered to clean up the barf out of the bathroom at work was when I put it there. I respect my coworkers too much to make them do that, and the cleaning people didn't come in until the next morning. It's not fun.

diesel_darlin

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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4166 on: August 19, 2013, 02:06:54 PM »
I work at a gas station. Its my responsibility to keep the bathroom clean during my shift. New girl came in, but she wouldn't touch it. *sigh*
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4167 on: August 19, 2013, 02:17:43 PM »
I went into our small single bathroom, and there was something brown, like dried mud all over the place. Literally. All over the sink, the floor below the sink, the toilet, the floor behind and in front of the toilet. It was everywhere. Resembled broken pancake makeup. So tired of this!
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4168 on: August 19, 2013, 08:59:13 PM »
I work at a gas station. Its my responsibility to keep the bathroom clean during my shift. New girl came in, but she wouldn't touch it. *sigh*
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Wuss! (new girl, not you, diesel darlin)
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Re: Gross out-- Not for the faint of heart
« Reply #4169 on: August 20, 2013, 01:25:33 AM »
I once spent some time cleaning up after a drunk friend - she vomited in the sink at the restaurant we were at.  It was like movie-barf - thick and chunky and soupy and gross.  It was far too thick to wash down the drain, and it filled the entire sink basin.  There were definite words spoken about her drinking habits after that incident (one of a few in a series of similar incidents.)  Cleaning up someone else's vomit when I wasn't getting paid for it - and in fact, had paid for part of what got thrown up because it was some sort of celebratory dinner for her - was a bit beyond the call of friendly duties.