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went to the ER tonite to give the docs some comic relief.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by colbystephens, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    so today i was putting these shelving units together in this warehouse by myself and as i was finishing up, the drill decided to slip off the screw and punch the phillips bit through my left thumbnail, crushing my cuticle and depositing a few pieces of metal into my thumb. it hurt pretty bad. i rinsed it, found some guys with a first aid kit and bandaged myself up. then i got on the phone with an advice nurse a few hours later and she said i should have it checked out. went to the ER and had a good time. i alwasy have a good time in the ER b/c i get to give the docs some comic relief. stupid little injuries (last one was a broken bone in my hand). anyway, the doc decided to give me a tetanus shot and then have me xrayed to make sure i didn't fracture my thumb bone, which wouldn't be that big of a deal except that it was a puncture wound, thereby making me rather suceptible to staff infection. but, alls well now, and i've got a little more metal in my body than i used to. whatever.
     
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    new ck5 rule
    before heading out the door to the er you must grab a camera
     
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    Werd
     
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    i concur
     
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    motion passed
    new CK5 rule instated
     
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    The Tetanus will make you sorer than the injury.
     
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    No kiddin. The last time I had to have a tetanus shot it made my whole arm useless for a day.
     
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    well, i don't have a digi camera - otherwise i might post the pics. :D i can't even feel the tetanus shot now - in fact i could hardly feel it when it happened. it was funny because last time i had a tetanus shot i was really young (like in the single digits) and i remember it hurting like hell and that perception grew up with me so i was all scared to get the shot. he stuck the needle in my arm and i couldn't even feel the thing. i was all upset for nothing. it's funny how perceptions grow up with you. i'm 6'2" and still feel like a grown man should be another foot taller b/c i just saw grown men as being really tall when i was little. wierd.
     
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    When I have had tetnus shots, they dont start to hurt for about 2 days after I got them. The best thing I have found to do when I get one is use that arm a lot, and rub the muscle a lot. That seems to never let the pain get really bad.
    -Harrison
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    You mean we don't get them in the butt? I gotta get a new doctor...........
     

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