|Forum topic by lilredweldingrod||posted 803 days ago||2270 views||0 times favorited||71 replies|
803 days ago
I got a letter from my son and I grabbed the folding utility knife to trim the end of the envelope to open it. The nerve damage in my arms kicked in and I dropped the dang thing, and it stuck in my leg just above the ankle. It did a 180 degree spin and fell to the floor. The shop floor looked like I was butchering cattle in there. I grabbed the paper towels and put pressure on it and finally go the bleeding to stop. Dug out the first aid kit and the butterfly bandages. The cut was 1 1/2 inches long and as deep as the blade sticks out and right in the middle of an old gangrene scar.
While I was looking for a 4in gauze square to cover it up, Momma shows up and , “Oh, you’re diabetic and you have to go to the ER.” Yeah right! After everything is over but the shouting. lol
That was two days ago and I just removed the bandage to check on the results of my non-trip to the ER. It is doing fine and healing nicely with no sign of infection.
I just changed over from HF razor blades because the steel is junk and will not keep an edge, to Stanley blades. I’m probably lucky because the cut was very clean and straight, which makes things heal much better than a ragged mess.
I have nerve damage from two separated shoulders and I often drop my glass or cup when I’m drinking coffee or water. I just can’t tell how firmly I am grasping things. Hopefully Momma won’t take all my sharp toys away from me. lol
We never know what our age and injuries are going to cause us to do, so be careful and try to remember your limitations. And use scissors to open the mail.