Have you ever been so cold you thought your fingers would fall off?

@free_man (7338)
United States
January 4, 2010 7:06am CST
I hate the snow and cold weather just plain fact you can't do much outside if it is cold and snowing. It was fun when I was a child to play in the snow but I don't like it. We have a garage and another old house out on the property. The house and the garage are mainly used as storage buildings. They both need work on and just haven't the money to spend on that yet. Oh well that all being said. I had some craft stuff in the old house I got a new craft room in the house we are living in. So I wanted to get it yesterday and it was snowing. No problem I think.....LOL I went from the house to the garage and my hands felt like they would fall off. I did get the craft stuff from the house and got it back into the house we are living in and got it all put up but I felt like my fingers was froze to the point of almost falling off! When I got back into the house I put my hands under warm water and they soon came back to normal. So my question to you is do you like the cold? Have you ever been so cold you thought your fingers would almost fall off? They hurt pretty bad!
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@px_yeap (269)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 10
that is interesting, but i thought that would be something to tell to the little kids...well, i never being thought, but the story is indeed interesting!
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@px_yeap (269)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 10
but i do hear that tongue would fall off!
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@free_man (7338)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hi Px_yeap.So sorry it to me to reply. Didn't quite understand your response. Don't know of anyone loosing fingers toes or tounges because of the cold but dang sure don't want to be one to loose anything cause of the cold. Life would be miserable to loose the hands feet or even the tounge. Oh well thank God I am all in tact.
4 Jan 10
I love the cold... but the problem is my hands and feet don't. I'm pretty sure I have bad circulation as when I get colf my fingers literally go white and I can't feel them at all. I used to play netball outside during winter, and the matches would only be stopped if it was windy or lightning, so we played in snow, rain etc. We were not allowed to wear gloves, so for most of the game I couldn't feel the ball! The worst time though was when I was out in the cold all day. I didn't realise just how cold my feet were. When I got home my toes were grey! I completely panicked!!! I had about an hour in a warm bath and evenutally they started to go back to a normal colour, but I really thought I had frostbite and was going to lose my toes!!! All I could think about was how hard it would be to balance without my big toes!!!
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@free_man (7338)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hi I_am_moosie and welcome to my lot.So sorry it took me so long to reply. I don't know if I would like that experience my fingers turning white. Are you a diabetic? Never heard of this happening to anyone before. It would be awful to loose your big toes I would think it would be hard to stand even without the big toes.
11 Jan 10
Hi! And thanks for the welcome! Am not diabetic. Apparently it is not that un-common for you fingers to go white like that. THere are lots of differenct suggestions for what it can be - they include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is related to the vibration white finger that people that have spent years working with heavy machinery sometimes get. Other people have told me that it is simply poor circulation and when the body tries to keep the internal organs warm, it just gives up on "unimportant" bits like fingers!!! Surprisingly I am getting more used to it now - I know more or less when it will happen, how long it will last etc. Also I've learned they you should only ever warm your fingers/toes up slowly - with your fingers it's ideal to put your hands under your armpits, or between your legs. You live and learn!
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
5 Jan 10
I also used to love winter when I was little...I still like to look at it but only if I'm inside where it's warm. Lately, it's been my feet that feel so cold they actually hurt...it's partly from the cold but also from my diabetes. It seems that no matter how much I cover them they ache with coldness. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STANDING STRONG IN MY BELIEFS**[/b]
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@free_man (7338)
• United States
8 Jan 10
Hi Towey sorry it takes me a long time to respond. I hate my hands to be cold but I really hate it when my feet get cold. I wear two pairs of socks when I go out in this cold. I hate the cold.
• China
5 Jan 10
Yes,I had that kind of feeling when I was very young,about 15 years ago.It snowed very often then.But now I seldom have that kind of feeling,you know ,the temperature has increased a lot because of global warming...
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@free_man (7338)
• United States
8 Jan 10
Hi Mirror and welcome to my lot. Sorry hun but someone has you confused there is no such thing as global warming. It says in the bible there will always be hot and there will always be cold. Who ever told you that needs to read their bible. If you want more info on global warming then write to our preacher he can give you a lot of info on this so called global warming.http://www.shepherdschapel.com/index.cfm this is the link to our preacher.
• United States
4 Jan 10
That is how my daughter was the other night. I had to remove her coat and sweater. This is why I want to leave NY. It is just way too cold outside. I had that feeling last year. it was also my feet that froze on me. I cried till I felt like dying. I can't even go to the food store today. I refuse to go out in that cold. My daughter and her friend just went. I wish I had a crafting room.
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@free_man (7338)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hi Gift. Sorry it took me so long to reply. I am glad your daughter is okay. I don't think I would like to live in New York either. I don't like the cold. I don't mind seeing the snow but I don't want to have to be out in it for any reason.
@cream97 (29178)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Hi free_man. Yes, I have been in many situations as this. When I was in high school, I used to had to stand at the bus stop while it was very cold. It had to have been about 35 to 40 degrees outside. I would stand waiting for the bus and my feet and hands would be so cold until I could not move them. I did not have any gloves to wear at all. I had socks on my feet and it still did not help me out. So, I was so cold until I was shivering. My teeth were chattering and my nose felt frozen too. I know how you feel, I have been there so many of times. And the bad thing about it, is that I had to endure this for 12 years while I was in school.
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@free_man (7338)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hi Cream. Sorry it took me so long to reply. I can remember those school days being cold but I never thought it got this cold. I guess because it had been too many years since I was in school. I don't like the cold. I like it cause the snakes ticks and fleas go under ground till spring but I don't like having to do any work outside when it is cold.
@rmuxagirl (7570)
• United States
4 Jan 10
throughout the summer my hands and feet will get that cold that i feel like they'll fall off. Even with gloves on they feel likke they would fall off or something. I have to keep moving them to keep them from freezing too much.
@free_man (7338)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hi Rmuxagirl. Sorry it took me so long to reply. That is odd that your hands and feet stay this cold durning the summer. My feet are always cool but not really cold. My hands have never been this cold but that day it was just plain miserable outside. I was dressed warm but I didn't have on gloves. Actually I hadn't thought it was that cold. I was just going to run over to our house and back. Fooled me though.
@chriszh22 (433)
• China
4 Jan 10
We said in cold winters, if you wash something with cold runing water, the cold water would bite you! I would say my cold hands just as cold as ice. I don't like Winter...
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@free_man (7338)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hi Chriszh. I am sorry it took me so long to reply. Never heard that one before but I wouldn't want to wash something in cold water during the winter. I like seeing the snow but hate to have to be out in the snow working. I don't like being cold I like to stay warm.
@megamatt (14334)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Yes, I felt like that one time. It was so cold and I had to wait for the school bus when I was younger. I even had gloves on, but that still did not help all that much. My hands felt cold. Thankfully, once I had gotten indoors, it had warmed up throughout the course of the day. It was not the most pleasant experience and one that if I had to repeat it ever, it would be all too soon.
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@free_man (7338)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Hi Megamatt.Sorry it took me so long to reply. It is an awful experience I don't ever care to experience again.
@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
6 Jan 10
Here in the office it gets very cold sometimes. It gets hard to type as every time my finger touches the keyboard it hurts.
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• China
5 Jan 10
My house is alos very cold , almost can not feel my fingers now ,numb!if I wear gloves then can't typing .I hate clod weather and don't like put on such as a big bread .hope the winter will be over soon .
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• India
5 Jan 10
I have never faced such a condition because i stay at India and u know what sort of temperatures we have here,but here we a place called snow world,where it consists full of snow,there we go for enjoying,we can stay inside of it hardly for 1 hour and then our fingers start falling of,But really its a terrible condition.
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@huaihuai (59)
• China
5 Jan 10
Yes,now my hometown is very cold,that i can not go out to play or buy somethings. the weather is very cold,the water is freeze,and my finger can not move aqility. a month ago,there was snowing heavily,but now it was thawed.
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• India
5 Jan 10
Oh yes, right now its winter here in India and as you know India is a summer country so the two months of winter are really uncomfortable as it is. On top of that, this year the winter seems specially severe in my city and early mornings and nights are specially uncomfortable. Of late, not only my fingers but my bones feel as if they’re just rattling inside and might fall off any moment now LOL…I’m so looking forward to spring and summer.
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@madteaparty (2764)
• Japan
5 Jan 10
It has happened to me too. I went to the mountain to get some free ski lessons, and even if I brought lots of clothes it was too cold for me to handle. Up to some point my hands began to hurt a lot, as if lots of needles were pinned in them. In the end I decided to pass about ski and just go to a warm place to recover my hands.
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@elisse27 (181)
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
I havent felt that feeling because here in our country the temperature dont usually get cold... like 5 degrees or lower...
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• United States
5 Jan 10
I felt very fortunate until today that I live in Central Florida, however, the high today was only 49 and low of 27, and yes I felt my fingers were going to fall off. Being from Chicago, I know that shoveling snow and cleaning snow off of your car windows that your fingers can go so numb that it can take hours before they feel back to normal, I do not miss it, nor did I like it. Being in the south now for 15 years, my blood has definitely thinned, and what you might consider warm, we feel like it is down right freezing.
@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
4 Jan 10
This one is a terrible experience... By the way,a year back,I had some sort of similar experience.I was on a camping holiday with some of my friends... The glaciers are melting so there is mud everywhere.. I was really enjoying the camping.But out of a sudden I fall down and made my hands and my clothes dirty...In order to wash my hands I reached a glacier lake and wash my hands with that water..The water was almost freezing and I had a awful experience. Immediately my fingers froze and I thought that they would fall off. Later it becomes okay when I sit before the fire.
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@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
4 Jan 10
This one is a terrible experience... By the way,a year back,I had some sort of similar experience.I was on a camping holiday with some of my friends... The glaciers are melting so there is mud everywhere.. I was really enjoying the camping.But out of a sudden I fall down and made my hands and my clothes dirty...In order to wash my hands I reached a glacier lake and wash my hands with that water..The water was almost freezing and I had a awful experience. Immediately my fingers froze and I thought that they would fall off. Later it becomes okay when I sit before the fire.
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