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News on the infected finger

by Craftsman on the lake
posted 648 days ago


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grizzman

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#1 posted 648 days ago

dan this is great news and the finger looks great, you must be so happy that your not going to loose the finger and your life wont be severally changed, im also glad to see you have your shirt on for this last picture, lol…so is there any news of a new wood working project, im in the middle of one and will post it when its done, the clue is nakashima..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#2 posted 648 days ago

GREAT!

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 648 days ago

Thanks Grizz….

Nakashima. the guy from Seattle right. Made a lot of live edge furniture. You find a slab of some pretty wood someplace?

With this picc line in my heart I can’t do much. If i do it comes out. It’s already come out 5 inches. Any more and I’d have to have it re-done. But it’s almost over so we’re riding it out. My next project is to literally tear out the rest of the house and remodel it. I already did the bedroom and bathroom and was going to start in with the rest of the house this fall, but that will now have to wait till spring. I might get out to the shop this winter and get a couple of storage benches made for the bedroom. A short one for the wife and a longer one me and other storage. Probably raised panel walnut or cherry. I haven’t decided yet. It’s all up to the finger!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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404 - Not Found

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#4 posted 648 days ago

Great news Dan, I am delighted for you.
Must have been hard facing the prospect of losing that finger tip.
I am astounded the Doctor thought that was the only way.
Hope you make a speedy and full recovery.

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ChuckV

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#5 posted 648 days ago

Dan,

Thanks for the update. I’m glad to hear the good news.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 648 days ago

Wow, i thought I let mine go too far! Really glad they were able to get control of it. Everything we work with is dirty. Some wood is much more prone to cause infection.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Bill White

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#7 posted 648 days ago

As Charlie Brown would say: “GOOD GRIEF”.
Man, I didn’t know that it was that bad. Good luck on the recovery road.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#8 posted 648 days ago

Looks like your are well on the way to full recovery! That splinter must have had some really bad bugs on it.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 648 days ago

glad to see you are doing better. it is really scarry to think that a little splinter could result in all these complications.

-- Yves

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#10 posted 648 days ago

This is great news Daniel. Thanks for posting the update!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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moment

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#11 posted 648 days ago

Thanks for showing the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos . Some folks forget to show that in their restoration projects .
Nice save , .........irony is wasted on microbes . I give all the credit to your wife ,she has saved you once again ! Best wishes .

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#12 posted 648 days ago

Good news for you. Hope you can start playing once again.

-- Nicky

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#13 posted 648 days ago

Auch that is realy a wake up call for everyone
I know how exstreamly fast a little oil can infect the system but a splint in the finger
I have never thought how dangerous that can be
thanks for the update and information

hopefully you heal up good as new

take care
Dennis

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Craftsman on the lake

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#14 posted 648 days ago

A fascinating outtake from this….

At first the cause was thought to be my nail biting. Then the MRI showed that it was a puncture to the bone. Anyway. I’m 58 yrs old. I’ve been a nail biter for 55 years. All the neurons that constitute a ‘habit’ had grown and connected and it was a done deal. Nail biting was as real to me as breathing. I tried to stop a couple of times but it was a chore and I gave up each time after a couple of months.

After hearing the prognosis of amputation and the (then) cause of infection entering by nail biting my OCD issue suddenly stopped. It was as if I had never bitten my nails, ever in my life. No need to, no desire to, and I haven’t done it for two months. Whatever neurons that connected in my brain to make this habit permanent were suddenly rerouted or severed. Like an alcoholic waking up one day with no recollection of ever having a drink and never desiring one again. I am amazed at this phenomenon. I’ve heard of it when people who have smoked all their lives and with a diagnosis of cancer suddenly stop cold. With me it’s my nails. So, so strange.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#15 posted 648 days ago

I’m confused. You say it was your left hand and yet, it’s the right hand in the picture??? Anyway, glad you are on the mend. Hope there are no more problems

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#16 posted 648 days ago

That’s why the finger looks so good. He’s showing the good hand.

LOL

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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ellen35

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#17 posted 648 days ago

Glad to hear things are looking up… but I am a little concerned about a 58 yr old former science teacher who cannot tell right from left ;-)
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Craftsman on the lake

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#18 posted 648 days ago

Ha! When I take a picture direclty into the computer with my web cam it reverses it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#19 posted 648 days ago

There, happy?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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grizzman

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#20 posted 648 days ago

the answer is yes dan….more then one nice piece..this piece is what i love about wood working, its the wood that will do the talking and it will be the wood showing off its beauty…keep on the mend…i hope to see some wood work from you soon, you actually sound like a man at peace and maybe have not missed the shop so much…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#21 posted 648 days ago

That’s great to hear! Thanks for the update.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#22 posted 648 days ago

Awesome news! Glad to hear it.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#23 posted 648 days ago

When you do get back into the shop, just make extra-sure to avoid doing something ironic, like chopping your finger off with your table saw :)

But seriously, glad to hear you are on the mend and in one piece.

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gfadvm

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#24 posted 647 days ago

Great news my friend. I am SO glad you went for a second opinion. Osteomyelitis can be very tough and always requires long term antibiotics and drainage/debridement but it sounds like the worst is behind you. You’ll be back in the shop before you know it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#25 posted 647 days ago

Man! – Thanks for the update. Glad it’s coming back around. One of my nightmares is losing a finger on my left hand. I’d have to relearn how to play fiddle and the the rest of th instruments. I appreciate the cautionary post. I’ve had too many near misses already.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#26 posted 647 days ago

Glad that digit is saved.
Bless you on your road to full recovery.

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#27 posted 635 days ago

well craftman, i’m glad to hear you’re doing a lot better. sit by the computer for the winter and rest that finger and the wire to the heart; don’t want it, to pull out. you can research a lot of projects, this way. and this gives you more time to decide on what you want change on the remodel.
your coldest part of winter hasn’t hit yet, has it? we’ve got blue skies for the next five days here in napa,calif.i can’t complain.well good luck and a speedy recovery!

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#28 posted 635 days ago

Man O Man Daniel.
I missed your original post about the splinter. Now that you posted this one, I’m totally shocked about how bad it was.
Sounds like everything is working out well. I certainly hope so.
My best wishes to you for a speedy and total recovery.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#29 posted 635 days ago

Wonderful news!

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#30 posted 635 days ago

That’s great glad to hear your in good shape.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#31 posted 635 days ago

Thanks all. So far so good. went out to the shop today to help the older daughter make wooden bookmarks for her friends for Christmas. It felt good to be there even though 5 bookmarks were a short rift to do.

The picc line has been out for a week so no more antibiotics. They’ve left me a bit fatigued and of course theyve done what they’re designed to do, kill bacteria in my body. But, that includes the bacteria in the intestines. I’ll leave you to decide what issues that is currently causing! I”m eating yogurt like crazy to try and replace them.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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grizzman

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#32 posted 635 days ago

yea dan , then you dont wanna be to far from the …well you know…i hope your body regains its strength and you get to feeling like good ole dan again…glad you got a good little outing with your daughter…maybe you should eat more cheese and crackers…ive herd the cheese works well for , well lets say people with your condition…lol..goodnight dan

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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