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    Most of it was pinching when she pulled the stitch out. But there was one stitch that must have been around or through a nerve. OMG! That hurt worse than when they gave me the needles to numb my fingers before stitching. I could feel it through my nail bed down my wrist. It took 6 tries to get it out. I had tears, sweats, the whole works. That may have hurt worse than when I cut my fingers!!!! Anyway, now onto wound care and therapy to get range of motion back. Of course, I have been doing some limited cutting but not tonight!!! Drugs sound good to me!!!
    Betty

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    Glad to hear you are on the mend. Sorry the fun was not to be had removing those sutures.
    "Still Montana Mike"

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    • #3
      Stitches? They used super glue on me.
      FD Mike
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      • #4
        So sorry, Betty. It sounds pretty awful. Hope the rest of your recovery is uneventful and your fingers get moving like they did "before".
        Carole

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        • #5
          Wow, sorry about the stitches (next time ask for the drugs first) hee hee
          Ron

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          • #6
            Glad to hear that you are healing up. I have removed all the sitches I have ever had myself. But then I have never had "deep" stiches. I always made sure that they were clean (no dried blood on them) and a day or so before removing I would moisten them up with aloe. that way they would not stick when they were being removed.
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            • #7
              Oh Betty - that sounds ugly!
              DeWalt 788

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              • #8
                I'm with you Betty all the way - had the same problem with one deep stitch snagging on the finger nail base and boy did I produce a biligual stream of bad language whilst the nurse was laughing and saying - 'only this one left!'

                Hope the recuperation is swift and without pain and you are soon back to full mobility.
                Take care
                Jim in Mexico

                Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
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                • #9
                  Hope you are on a fast heal path now Betty....I know that must have hurt...so you are back in the shop so soon?
                  Hawaiilad
                  Larry

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                  • #10
                    Glad to hear you are making progress. PT can really hurt too. Been then. The more you follow your PT plan the faster you will be 100%.
                    Scott
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                    • #11
                      I hope things are feeling better today Betty! And that the therapy works quickly so you are back cutting like normal soon.
                      T
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                      • #12
                        Geeezzzz Betty I would have passed out.........I'm weak in the knees right now just reading about your dilemma. Hope you heal real fast, get the therapy over with quickly, and back to the shop soon.
                        Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                        • #13
                          WOW, Betty, been there, done that. Not stiches, but, lots of pain. Anyway, that was a whole different story, that I went through. I certainly hope it goes much better from now on. I agree with Scott, do make sure you do all the theropy that they prescribe, because it means a lot about your full recovery of finger use. You have to exercise even if it hurts, sorry to say that word. Bless you & get better.
                          PERK

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                          • #14
                            Betty, glad to hear that you are on the mend. Don't want to scare you but when I first started the PT it hurt worse than actually cutting my fingers on the TS. And it was not even the fingers that were cut because they had no feeling at all. Hope you get 100% back. Prayers are on the way. Steve
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