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What to do when you've sliced your finger.

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You have attempted to cut the tip of your finger off with a very sharp blade. Do not cry. 
In this first step you'll want to wrap your finger and hold it above you're head like you've been taught to do. 
It should only be a few seconds before curiosity sets in and you peel the wrap off to have a look. At this point you will want to photograph your injury, otherwise you'll be met with 'no pics-didn't happen' from your friends. 
 
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Step 1: Explain your current position to those around you.

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Start by yelling "I'VE DONE SOMETHING BAD."
The response will probably be, "Haha. Is there blood?"
The appropriate reaction is, "Uh...yeah. Yeah, some blood."

At this point all people within earshot will probably stop laughing and run to your side. 
None of them have cars because you live in 'bike friendly' Portland, Oregon. Your friends will direct you to the closest bus that will take you to the closest hospital. 

Get on that bus. Explain to the bus driver what you have done and calmly take a seat near the front. 
Take your paper towel wrap off again and watch the faces of the strangers around you. They may be upset that you are assessing your injury in such a public place. Take another picture. 

Step 2: At the hospital

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You'll arrive at the hospital. They will check you in, and possibly crack some jokes about how you failed at cutting your thumb tip all the way off. "Do or do not, there is no try," the doctor will tell you with a chuckle. 
Let them clean 'er off. Take some more pictures. 

If they think you've hit the bone, they will order an x-ray. After cleaning it, but before stitches/x-ray they will re-wrap your finger. It may look like a part of male genitalia . It's ok to laugh. 
noltus2 months ago

Just tack it together again

mtmushu1 year ago
i sliced my finger in the same way, I was trying the sharpness of a new knife that I had already bought, but my cut wasn't so deep so i haven't to go to the hospital
MaskMarvl1 year ago
Auuuuugh!! D:

A similar thing happened to me once, I was trying to make a small canal on a tip of a wooden stick using a very sharp kitchen knife. The wood split to the side and the knife kept going right into my thumb. Fortunately, my fingernail stopped the blade from traveling further. Next, I panicked and wrapped my thumb with toilet paper and squeezed the wound shut tightly for about 10 minutes. After the cold sweat from my forehead had dried and calmness had set in... I unwrapped my thumb and noticed that the wound was practically sealed shut. So, I just cleaned it thoroughly and badaged it tightly. After a few days it was healed. No stitches! :D
Nice work. Howd ya pull that one?
Blergh you got my stomach all gross.
amywho (author)  dreiseratops1 year ago
I was looking in a direction that was virtually the opposite of my fingers and the rotating blade. Whoops.
What kind of rotating blade?
amywho (author)  dreiseratops1 year ago
I was cutting a screen with a circular knife blade.
Trying to make a window screen with a frame for my bedroom.
When I have a chance I'm just going to staple the piece of screen up.
ilpug1 year ago
Ooh, Gore!
This is basically how I react to this sort of thing.

Good job!
ilpug1 year ago
Ooh, Gore!
This is basically how I react to this sort of thing.

Good job!
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