PA1NTS had surgery.

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  1. PA1NTS

    PA1NTS Heroic
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    So guys, it looks like I won't be forging or playing xbox for a while. Last night I tried to open a frozen window to let my cat Rupert inside. The window broke, right as I was putting all my force into getting the window open. There was blood everywhere. I ended up with a 3 inch gash in the palm of my hand, and about half an inch deep. When I got to the hospital, they were doing tests on my fingers to see if there was any nerve damage. They poked each finger with a pin. I could feel all of the pokes until they got to my pinky finger, which was unresponsive to anything. I can basically bite my pinky as hard as I want, and still feel nothing. They told me I had a bit of nerve damage and gave me 7 stitches. They said if I don't do the surgery, I might never get the feeling back.

    So today I had nerve re-construction surgery on the palm of my hand, where the nerves were severed. I asked the doctor if I could take a picture while he operated. He said yes.

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    The bad news is I won't get any feeling in my pinky for about a month. Talk about pins and needles! I hate that feeling. So until then, map designing on paper, or one handed forging, because I have a cast around my left hand. The good news is that the surgery went according to plan. I'm glad it was probably my least important finger too.

    I'll be on Xbox here and there. Just not sure if it's even possible to play Halo for the time being.

    That's it! Thanks for reading and sorry for not spoiler-ing that picture. I'm on my phone, it won't let me spoiler pictures.

    Also wasn't sure where to post this. I don't blog. So if you have to move the thread be my guest.
     
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  2. StolenMadWolf

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    Ouch! Hope your hand recovers so you can back to forging mate.
     
  3. Shock Theta

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    Spoiler'd for ya. Ouch indeed! Hope your hand heals up with the same or at least good nerve sensation. These things can take a little while to come back.

    Also, I admire your taking a picture of yourself being operated on... thanks for sharing your bloody wound :p
     
  4. ♥ Sky

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    Ewwwwwww. That's gross beyond some of the freaky <redacted> that I've seen/watched before.

    Should something this disturbing really be in forge discussion? General Chat seems more appropriate but I have no judgment here.
     
  5. REMkings

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    Holy **** bro! That looks pretty darn bad.
    I hope you and your hand and pinky will soon be better. I can't imagine what it would be like not to feel your pinky finger anymore, really hope that's not going to happen to you.
    I'll sort things out for you concerning your BIOC lobby, don't worry about it.
     
  6. ExTerrestr1al

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    sorry to hear. at least you got a few good maps done before this happened... will look forward to more as soon as you feel up to it.
     
  7. Dax

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    ****in Rupert, man.

    But 4 srs, hope your pinky gets better. No idea how you managed to look at your hand during surgery, much less take a picture of it. You have balls, sir.

    Big ones.
     
  8. Waterfall

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    Ouch dude! How did the window break?
     
  9. Audienceofone

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    Well this is interesting.

    I do wish you all the best and for a swell recovery. I have enjoyed playing Halo with you and I look forward for your return. More importantly, make sure you don't strain that hand. you dont want to muss up the work that those surgeons did on you.

    I've never had that sort of work done (save some molar removal whilst they were still impacted), but that looks rather severe. Its touch to tell since I assume that the cut had to be made deeper for the work to commence, but that's no minor work done. That picture is just fascinating. Nobody seems to consider it, but we are all just bags of meat, and that illustrates it rather well. The flesh is just so intriguing...

    I'm sorry if that sounds creepy, i am just fascinated by anatomy and the sort of things you have brought up.

    Once again, I wish you the best of luck on the healing process.
     
  10. Nutduster

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    You'll be missed, dude - you make good maps. I wish you a swift and relatively painless recovery.

    By the way, I initially typed "paintless" instead of painless.
     
  11. WhiteWolfLegend

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    DDDDAAAAMMMMNNN!!!! S**t man! Thats really sucks! Glad all went well. I am looking forward to when you will be alright. I wish you a painless and quick recovery and remember, do not strain it
     
  12. ExTerrestr1al

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    at least he hurt his hand doing something innocent like helping out his cat... but my dumb friend just got mad at a girl and punched through a window to take out his anger... on his nerves it turns out. at least he's not THAT guy :0
     
  13. Behemoth

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    Holy **** man. This is why cats are bad. You know Rupert planned this.
    But seriously, I hope your pinky comes back to life; I'll miss forging/playing with you man.
    Just yell inspirational and motivating words at it. It should work.
     
  14. Dax

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  15. Auburn

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    Ouch.

    I have an intense fear of broken glass, so I would have been shitting bricks in that situation. See you in a month, mang.
     
  16. theSpinCycle

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    Damn. I would've been scared shitless.

    See you soon. :)
     
  17. WhackyGordon

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    Shitty. Nerve damage can be a real pain in the ass - I can't feel my pinky toe and the one next to it on my right foot. Makes cutting my toenails a real gamble lol
    Good luck in your recovery. I look forward to seeing your next map, after having your recovery time to plan it :)
     
  18. MrGreenWithAGun

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    I honestly don't understand how you could look at your hand when it was opened like that. When I had surgery on my arm, one look and I was about to pass out...
     
  19. Monolith

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    That photo is .... nasty lol

    As the 'ol cliche goes:
    Get well soon!
    (No, but seriously, hope ya get better soon, that stuff can suck)
     
  20. Zigywig

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    This. I don't know how you managed to pic that when you were being operated on. But I know how it feels. In 6th grade when playing baseball I got hit on the left side of my face really hard. If it hit me an inch higher or an inch lower I would've had to get surgery. Shits tough to deal with. But hopefully everything gets better with the pinky :)
     
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