Damaged left index finger

OK, thank your lucky stars that your left index finger doesn’t look like mine.
Today I jammed a spinning #2 Philips bit into it.
It’s narly lookin’, swollen and oozin’.
Just thought I’d share and maybe find a little sympathy for myself in my sorry state :frowning:

But on the bright side, had a great weekend steelhead fishin’ on the Deschutes :slight_smile:
Caught fish, saw Bighorns, Muleys, Chukar.
All in all life’s good, the finger will heal :slight_smile:

/me gives jflan some sympathy :flower:

That does sound nasty…and I can’t even begin to imagine the pain. Hope it gets better soon :slight_smile:

Thank you for not posting pictures. :slight_smile:

I’ve done the same thing a time or two, though the worst injury was when I put a wood chisel through the flesh just under the left index finger.

If you’re right handed, the left hand seems to become a target when working with tools.

I envy your fishing trip with all the wildlife sightings. Hope you heal up quickly.

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2134392]
If you’re right handed, the left hand seems to become a target when working with tools.
[/QUOTE]
Yep, my left hand, esp. my left thumb quivers in fear whenever I reach for the hammer :slight_smile:
Sometimes it will drop the nail before the hammer even gets there :bigsmile:

Thanks Arachne :slight_smile:

[quote=jflan;2134386]OK, thank your lucky stars that your left index finger doesn’t look like mine.
Today I jammed a spinning #2 Philips bit into it. [/quote]Ouch! :eek:
Let’s hope the best for your reconvalescence :slight_smile:

Michael

Ouch!
Fingers crossed that it heals quickly, eh? … err … never mind.

My left ring finger was crished about two years ago, not very useable and only some feeling on one half; some loss but I get by. things can be much worse.

ouchy and i bet you won’t do that again!

[QUOTE=jflan;2134386]OK, thank your lucky stars that your left index finger doesn’t look like mine.
Today I jammed a spinning #2 Philips bit into it.
It’s narly lookin’, swollen and oozin’.
Just thought I’d share and maybe find a little sympathy for myself in my sorry state :frowning:
[/QUOTE]Easily done if you’re holding a screw with that hand and applying pressure on the screwdriver with the other. Did the same thing a few years ago, where the bit went into the joint and a lot of joint (synovial) fluid came out :(. Luckily it didn’t get infected and repaired nicely :).

It’s one of my bug-bears about Philips (or other cross-head) screw patterns: you need a lot more driver force to keep the contact engaged. Slot-head screws - although old-fashioned - require way less and I’ve gone back to using them pretty much all the time.

Glad to hear it wasn’t serious enough to interrupt the fishing expedition :slight_smile:

[QUOTE=CCRomeo;2134652]My left ring finger was crished about two years ago, not very useable and only some feeling on one half; some loss but I get by. things can be much worse.[/QUOTE]
It’s reports like this that make me glad I live in a socialist empire with practically free Medical, rather than the free market where no-one, except the elite, can afford decent health care :stuck_out_tongue:

[QUOTE=debro;2134806]It’s reports like this that make me glad I live in a socialist empire with practically free Medical[/QUOTE]Guess they give good finger waves huh :bigsmile:

[QUOTE=Bob;2134811]Guess they give good finger waves huh :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]
Oh yes, definately!
Everyone is invited to Oz, where we’ll all show you the imperial finger :iagree:

[QUOTE=imkidd57;2134740] Did the same thing a few years ago, where the bit went into the joint and a lot of joint (synovial) fluid came out :(. Luckily it didn’t get infected and repaired nicely :).[/QUOTE]
Yikes !
I hope I never do it bad enough to see the fluid :eek:
I’m feelin’ better already :slight_smile:

Glad to hear it wasn’t serious enough to interrupt the fishing expedition :slight_smile:

Naw, it was my off-hand…not my hook-settin’ hand :bigsmile:
Gotta protect that, especially this time of year when Mr. Big is in the river.

[QUOTE=debro;2134814]Oh yes, definately!
Everyone is invited to Oz, where we’ll all show you the imperial finger :iagree:[/QUOTE]hmmm maybe they will start including dental there?

[QUOTE=jflan;2134815]especially this time of year when Mr. Big is in the river.[/QUOTE]How big is mr. big? He might want a piece too :eek:

jflan! take it easy on your self. get well soon.:flower:

My two fishin’ buddies and Mr. Big :