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safely handling glass and rigide plastic Answered

today i learned how not to store a mirror i intended to use, then forgot about. the price of this knowledge: 4 stitches and a tetanus shot. the mirror cracked, and a large chunk fell on my ankle. im hoping, after reading this story, those of you with Plexiglas or mirrors lying around (not hung up) will make sure they are properly stored. btw: the mirror broke exactly along the blue line i marked on the mirror for where i wanted to cut it.

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tech-kingDoctor What

Reply 10 years ago

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ll.13Sunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

I had to go to YouTube to find out what all the fuss is about. =)

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Sunbanksll.13

Reply 10 years ago

There's also the head on commercial....It's even worse....

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ll.13Sunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

Oh! is there two? I thought that was what TK was referring to! xD

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ll.13ll.13

Reply 10 years ago

(that is: the Head on one)

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tech-kingll.13

Reply 10 years ago

no. the head on one goes: head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.head on. apply directly where it hurts.

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Goodhartll.13

Reply 10 years ago

Um, ok......the video completely lost me there LOL by "wrong" I meant not so much "incorrect" as in "odd" and easily misinterpreted.

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caitlinsdad

10 years ago

Hope you are okay but what is the cure for the 7 years of bad luck for breaking a mirror? And even handling glass with gloves, make sure they are not the plain canvas ones or hard stiff leather which seem to be slippery on smooth surfaces. Get rubber dotted gloves. A chunk of good plexiglas or mirror is pretty heavy and awkward to grip.

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Goodharttech-king

Reply 10 years ago

I would have thought the opposite, your people's history is peppered with hard times. (I am not making light of them in any way).

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tech-kingGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

no,no. i meant we dont get bad luck from broken mirrors and ugly cats. nor hauntings. gremlins maybe

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Goodharttech-king

Reply 10 years ago

Um, I don't like being the one to point this out, but if you were looking into the mirror at the time you said the mirror was ugly....

LOL

I am JOKING !

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tech-kingGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

no, as in the mirror was ugly. it had a rust stain near the top, and a half moon section of the bottom was missing

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Goodharttech-king

Reply 10 years ago

I was just teasing TK, I hope I didn't offend you in any way :-(

Sounds like a good portion of the silvering on the back was coming off?

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tech-kingGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

i wasnt offended. and no, the backing was in good shape

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Goodharttech-king

Reply 10 years ago

I have broken my share of mirrors, and my "bad luck" never got any "worse" either ;-)

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tech-king

10 years ago

whats so funny?

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Sunbanks

10 years ago

I hate tetanus shots....

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tech-kingSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

i know. that part had to be the most painful. the nurse wound up like she intended to throw the needle at me.

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Sunbankstech-king

Reply 10 years ago

After I got my tetanus shot my arm was sore for a looong time. But my nurse didn't seem like she wanted to throw the needle at me...

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GoodhartSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

Still, it is better then the treatment FOR tetanus :-)

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SunbanksGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

What's the treatment for tetanus??

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KitemanSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

Sedation, paralysis with certain medications, and mechanical ventilation (i.e., respirator) may be necessary to control the spasms (of the airway).

Basically, you're vaguely aware of your surroundings, yet totally unable to interact with them or communicate with people. This can last usually around 2 weeks, but can be as long as two months.

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Definitely something to avoid

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tech-kingKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

i think ill take the shots, even though it may mean having a needle nearly throw at me

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Goodharttech-king

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, I am surprised they don't just use an air hammer to put them init'd be more accurate :-)

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GoodhartSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

Not to put a fright into you or anything but it is a serious thing:

Symptoms:

  • Spasms and tightening of the jaw muscle ("lockjaw")
  • Stiffness and spasms of various muscle groups
o Neck muscles
o Chest muscles
o Abdominal muscles
o Back muscles, often causing arching (opisthotonos)
  • Tetanic seizures (painful, powerful muscle contractions)
  • Irritability
  • Fever

Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Hand or foot spasms
  • Drooling
  • Uncontrolled urination or defecation

Your doctor will perform a physical exam and ask questions about your medical history. No specific lab test is available to determine the diagnosis of tetanus.

Other tests may be used to rule out meningitis, rabies, strychnine poisoning, and other diseases with similar symptoms.

Treatment may include:

  • Medicine to reverse the poison (tetanus immune globulin)
  • Antibiotics including penicillin, clindamycin, erythromycin, or metronidazole
  • Surgery to clean the wound and remove the source of the poison (debridement)
  • Muscle relaxers such as diazepam
  • Bedrest with a nonstimulating environment (dim light, reduced noise, and stable temperature)
  • Sedatives

Respiratory support with oxygen, endotracheal tube, and mechanical ventilation may be necessary.

Without treatment, one out of three people die. The death rate for newborns with untreated tetanus is even higher. With proper treatment, less than 10% of infected patients die.

Wounds on the head or face seem to be more dangerous than those on other parts of the body. If the person survives the acute illness, recovery is generally complete. Uncorrected episodes of hypoxia (lack of oxygen) caused by muscle spasms in the throat may lead to irreversible brain damage.

  • Airway obstruction
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Fractures
  • Brain damage due to lack of oxygen during spasms
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GoodhartSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

Believe me, if you EVER have to get a cortisone shot directly into a joint, especially in the hand or wrist (I had one in my thumb and thought they had injected Lake Erie in there); you will find tetanus shots a breeze. - Honest

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guyfrom7up

10 years ago

ahhh that sucks

isn't plexiglass plastic? How can that cut you?

The worse part of tetnus shots is the antisipation
the shot isn't so bad.

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tech-kingguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

plexiglass-sharp edges. it depends what you cut it with. my dad cut his finger on some plexiglass 2 days ago. id cut the plexi with my dremel, leaving a wicked edge.

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guyfrom7uptech-king

Reply 10 years ago

gotcha, I've never used plexiglass ever, just clear pvc.

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Goodhartguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

in other words: It won't shatter like glass, but it can cut you like glass....

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LinuxH4x0r

10 years ago

That sucks and is awesome at the same tome. One my dad was cutting glass on top of his table saw (not cutting it with it obviously) and the piece he cut fell and landed on the cement below without breaking.

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CameronSSLinuxH4x0r

Reply 10 years ago

If only I had a science fair and a source of cheap glass...What an awesomely fun project. "How high can this glass sheet drop and still be saved by an air cushion?" After a certain point it would start tumbling, though...

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LinuxH4x0rCameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

a lot of places will give you free glass. You can get them from office buildings that are remodeling, and sometimes they will even deliver! Post results!