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Topic: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE!  (Read 203768 times)
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« Reply #770 on: April 05, 2006 05:32:12 PM »

Oh jeeze. Around christmas I was making presents for friends and got a giant hot glue gob on my finger. I instinctively brought it to my mouth to blow on it, and stuck it to my lip. Then, as I pulled it off it took a giant chunk of lip skin with it. It hurt SO bad, and took two weeks to heal. And there is now a scar on my lip...... :-\yeah, I'm not the smartest......
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« Reply #771 on: April 07, 2006 06:27:52 PM »

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME from crocheting

I once had to have my right arm in a cast for a month of COMPLETE rest to cure it after a marathon, all-during-Thanksgiving-4-day-weekend crocheting session in which I made pillows for relatives Christmas gifts.  Try explaining THAT to co-workers in a hospital. (I was an ER Tech/EMT/ambulance driver in the Army at the time)

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« Reply #772 on: April 07, 2006 06:29:56 PM »

I was scraping fabric glue off of a hat with an exacto (which would later be painted to look like a UPS hat for my friend for halloween) which slipped and caused me to cut a deep deep gash in my thumb.  I couldn't knit for a week, it was very sad.  Although I'm fine now.
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« Reply #773 on: April 07, 2006 10:30:05 PM »

got another one....while making glass beads I was paying a little too much attention to the bead and stuck my whole pinky in the flame for just a second. long enough.
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« Reply #774 on: April 08, 2006 01:30:44 PM »

here's one I just experienced that you all may appreciate--

I'm working on sewing a dress right now, and I had to iron some pieces. I left the iron to heat up on top of our washing machine (which is sort of small)

and I managed to back up to the iron and burn my ass pretty well.

I have a burn the shape and size of the hot plate of my iron on my ass now.. and the whole time I was in the shower, applying cold water, I was thinking WOW. I can't wait to tell craftster about this!
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« Reply #775 on: April 08, 2006 01:40:08 PM »

here's one I just experienced that you all may appreciate--

I'm working on sewing a dress right now, and I had to iron some pieces. I left the iron to heat up on top of our washing machine (which is sort of small)

and I managed to back up to the iron and burn my ass pretty well.

I have a burn the shape and size of the hot plate of my iron on my ass now.. and the whole time I was in the shower, applying cold water, I was thinking WOW. I can't wait to tell craftster about this!

It's a good thing your burn wasn't worse than it was.   Try explaining an iron-shaped burn on your ass to the ER staff and having to insist that, no, infact, you do not have a significant other who has an affinity to frying your posterior.  I can just imagine the nurses rolling their eyes as you "covered" for your partner...
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« Reply #776 on: April 08, 2006 05:27:43 PM »

It's a good thing your burn wasn't worse than it was.   Try explaining an iron-shaped burn on your ass to the ER staff and having to insist that, no, infact, you do not have a significant other who has an affinity to frying your posterior.  I can just imagine the nurses rolling their eyes as you "covered" for your partner...

after I zortched me arm last year (got twisted and the iron fell on me, had a blackened edge burn about three inches long on my forearm) I was in the ER and explaining the stupid human trick that had brought me there and had a councilor come in and give me the "lecture" about not having to put up with domestic abuse.

The funny part is my husband was at work, when the paramedic who was there (with a busted foot, his own, something about an SUV backing over it) when I brought myself in called him he dropped *everything* and rushed across town to where I was in a pure blind panic (he made what is normally a 45 minute drive in just over 17, I didn't ask how, I REALLY don't want to know.)  and was let in just as the councilor was telling me how I "really needed to leave the person" who was mean enough to hurt me that way.  He babbles in shock, horror and relief (apparently he thought something *really* bad had happened) and promised he reorganize our spare room so the cables for the TV and computers go around the room rather than across so I would never get twisted up again where I couldn't move. (I could move, just not quite *fast* enough)

Flubbed her flat footed, she was convinced he had hurt me and it was just gravity and me not thinking "dump the iron off your arm and onto the carpet stupid"  I would have still burned, just not nearly as crispy.  it's healed pretty well, the scar is about two inches long and a quarter inch wide and is fading...

testament to me being stupid and more worried about the carpet than me, the project was safe, it got carried of by the cat (wry smile)

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« Reply #777 on: April 08, 2006 06:54:35 PM »

ER people are very suspicious.  when i was younger i disloacted my elbow and my mom says that when she took me to the ER the people were like, checking me for bruises and giving her dirty looks and what-not.  (i don't remember it, cuz i was like, 3 or something, but i've been told the story a few times).
it's nice that they're concerned about people being abused, but i think it's a bit much sometimes.
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« Reply #778 on: April 08, 2006 08:21:55 PM »

the thing is if Lance (my SO) had come in with exactly the same injury they wouldn't have blinked and *assumed* I was hurting him.  Because I'm a female it's *assumed* I'm being abused.  *that* is the thing that bugs me.  Women and kids comming in with a stupid human trick injury (without two or more witnesses to it being stupid human tricks) and it's assumed to be abuse.  It would bug me less if real cases of abuse didn't slip through on a regular basis.

yanking myself back to topic though...

Lance managed this afternoon to near miss nailing himself to kitty's new scratch post... he just grazed his hand and scared the blazes out of me and the cat.  Nail guns are NOT to be used without our full attention on what you are doing...  They let you make nasty mistakes really fast.

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« Reply #779 on: April 08, 2006 08:32:19 PM »

I was swingging a huge wood bead around and around on astring and busted my hubby in the eye>We get to the ER and the nurse looks at his eye then notices bruses and cuts on his arms and cheast,and the sees my hands are busted up.( we were putting out barb wire fence)Has a security gaurd escort me to the lobby and give my 6'4'' 295 hubby a lecture on domestic violence.
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