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    I guess that says it all. No tendon damage, open fracture as I lost part of thumb bone. No matter how careful you are it still happens. At least it was my left hand. Off to the couch - percoset a wonderful drug.
    Betty

    "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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    Betty, I am so sorry to hear this because I know exactly how that feels. I have half a thumb and still can not use or feel anything with my index finger and it is my right hand. I had a lot of tendons severed though. I pray for a full recovery. Saw dust in it does not speed the healing process no matter what anyone tells you. (don't ask how I know this) Be Well. Steve
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    • #3
      Dang, I'm sorry to hear that. Heres hoping for a rapid recovery.

      This is one time we do not need pics.....OUCH!
      Last edited by wood-n-things; 08-30-2011, 11:39 AM.
      "Still Montana Mike"

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      • #4
        Sorry to hear the bad news. Praying for a speedy recovery.
        Scott
        Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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        • #5
          Sorry hear about your accident.
          Hope you recover soon and get back to woodworking.

          Bob
          Delta P-20 & Q-3

          I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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          • #6
            Sending well wishes your way.

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            • #7
              Rats a$$.......sorry to read about your accident Betty, Mike's right, no photos needed. I'm feeling weak in the knees already. Good the tendons weren't damaged. Praying for your speedy recovery.
              Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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              • #8
                I'm sorry for your accident, GWS! Don
                Don

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                • #9
                  Hi Betty - I'm so really sorry to hear of your accident.
                  Like Stevie I too have been there and got the damages to show for it. It's a blessing that you suffered no tendon damage as apart from some scar tissue you'll probably heal up nicely. Just take it easy, let the medication and the medics do their work and be patient and keep popping those pain killers for a few days. No doubt you'll be running the accident through your mind over and over again and asking yourself how the heck it could happen to you. Try not to dwell on that part and just look forward to your recovery.

                  Best wishes and please keep us posted of your progress
                  Jim in Mexico

                  Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                  - Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Sorry to hear you've been in the wars Betty, that must hurt like hell. This is a timely reminder to all of us not to get too complacent with our power tools. I hope you make a full and speedy recovery and as Jim says try not to dwell on the why's and wherefors.
                    Take care
                    Mick
                    I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill

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                    • #11
                      **** Betty, I am so sorry to hear of your accident. I had a friend that had his fingers reattached and is in the healing period right now as well. I hope you will heal fast and complete. I had a day in the shop yesterday when everything was going wrong, and I ended up giving up before I foreced something to happen. God Bless you thoght this period in your life. I hope you will be back in the shop soon.
                      Hawaiilad
                      Larry

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                      • #12
                        Oh no Betty! I hope this doesn't lay you up too long.
                        Theresa

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                        • #13
                          Aw, Betty, I'm really sorry to hear about your accident. My husband is in the healing and therapy stages after a table saw accident and he wants you to know he feels your pain. We both hope you heal up quickly and well.

                          Jan

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                          • #14
                            Whew, hope you heal quick. When I hear these stories, it makes me want to put out the extra $$ for the SawStop saw.

                            -----Randy
                            "Ever Striving, Never Arriving"
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                            • #15
                              So sorry to hear about your accident, Betty. All the best wishes for an uneventful and speedy recovery and full use of all the parts!
                              Carole

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