Stabbed Myself in the Thumb

@kobesbuddy (130392)
East Tawas, Michigan
July 21, 2021 10:18am CST
This sounds gruesome, but it happened so quickly! I was preparing a potato for dinner, so I could microwave(bake)it. I've been forewarned to punch holes in the skin, so it doesn't explode and cause an awful mess. After washing the potato I used a paring knife to stab a couple holes in it. (Oops) Holding the potato in my right hand, I carelessly stabbed into my thumb! It shocked me at first, feeling the pain in two seconds. I immediately grabbed a wet paper towel and wrapped my thumb tightly. Upon examining the place where I'd injured myself, it appeared to be quite deep. Yet, within about five minutes it had stopped bleeding. Instead of heading to the hospital ER, I decided to first give it some time. After supper I realized, the wound wasn't quite as bad as it first appeared to be. As of today, it's doing much better:) Photo:Mine
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@myklj999 (59879)
• United States
21 Jul
Ouch. I gave myself a black eye with a bottle of Mtn Dew once
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
I know what you're gonna say. You threw it at Scar and it bounced back and hit your eye!
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@myklj999 (59879)
• United States
21 Jul
@kobesbuddy No, I threw it up in the air to knock a newspaper out of a tree and I got the paper and the bottle got me before I had a chance to move my hands
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
@myklj999 OH no! One time Chad(my son)wanted a large icicle off the eaves on Grandpa's house. When he gripped the bottom, the entire chuck of ice fell in his face. He was a mess!
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@Tina30219 (71118)
• Onaway, Michigan
21 Jul
Glad to hear it is better today.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
I haven't cut myself in a long time. This shocked me, at first!
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@Tina30219 (71118)
• Onaway, Michigan
21 Jul
@kobesbuddy I am sure it did. When I cut myself it is always when I forget the knife is in the water when I am doing dishes
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
@Tina30219 I've done that, it's scary to accidentally get cut!
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@TheHorse (134300)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Jul
I am glad it's doing better. I cut myself the most often when I am changing guitar strings. This little bast*rds jab me and cause a little pearl of blood. I put Neosporin (or whatever it's called--yellow tube stuff) on it and a Bandaid and am OK after a day or two.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
I've cut myself on paper before, it gets terribly sore!
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@TheHorse (134300)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Jul
@kobesbuddy Paper cuts are the worst!
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jul
@TheHorse Jay worked in the post office, he got paper cuts often.
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@prashu228 (31522)
• India
21 Jul
Glad it's better.. did you apply any onitment
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
I scrubbed it well with soap and water. The pain stopped almost right away.
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@prashu228 (31522)
• India
22 Jul
@kobesbuddy soap and water ..i usually apply turmeric when there is any cut..and that's common here..
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jul
@prashu228 Of course I applied a band-aid, which kept it clean and from being sore.
@much2say (50592)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jul
I've done that. Thank goodness the bleeding stopped and you're ok! Oh those kitchen mishaps .
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
I use to get burnt once in a while, but not lately.
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@much2say (50592)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jul
@kobesbuddy The oven - and sometimes those oil splatters . . . have scars to prove it!
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jul
@much2say Yes, I've got scars all over on my hands, fingers and arms.
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@snowy22315 (117935)
• United States
21 Jul
Ouch, it looks sore! I haven't cut myself with a knife for years. I am pretty careful with them. Sometimes even a small cut from an infected item can give you that horrible mersa, or some other kind of flesh eating bacteria..although it is not common. Fortunately, yours doesn't look too bad.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
I had mersa twice, once on my inner thigh and once on my shoulder. To remove it, a doctor had to surgically remove all the infection! It was terribly painful:(
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@snowy22315 (117935)
• United States
21 Jul
@kobesbuddy Oh no!!!!! Did you wait too long to go to the doc, or what happened?
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
@snowy22315 Actually, I developed a lump on my shoulder. It didn't go away, so I went to see my doctor. She did a test and said it was MERSA. The one on my leg, was like a painful boil. My daughter was a nurse, she begged me to get immediate medical care. She saw people lose a large chunk of flesh, because of MERSA, even a leg or an arm. So I got medical attention and yes, it would have only gotten worse. I thought it was only from living dirty, my doctor said 'absolutely not!'
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
21 Jul
Yikes! Glad you didn’t need stitches.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
At first, I thought I might need stitches. Today, it's doing fine and it doesn't hurt a bit.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
@kobesbuddy I’m glad. Scary!
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@cahaya1983 (10487)
• Malaysia
23 Jul
Oh no! Glad to know it's getting better. I get small cuts every now and then but often I don't even realize how I got them.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Jul
Yes, I get bruises and later, wonder how this happened.
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@cahaya1983 (10487)
• Malaysia
23 Jul
@kobesbuddy Yes exactly!
@ankurdini (1457)
22 Jul
Nice to know that u feeling better now Take care next time friend.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jul
Accidents do happen, if we could plan them they'd never be painful!
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@ankurdini (1457)
23 Jul
@kobesbuddy if we made plan then we mentally prepared for it so pain will be less
@S4mmyboy (2070)
• Mumbai, India
22 Jul
Ohh glad to hear that's it's healing. I know people from your continent wouldn't believe in these home remedies. But here in our country we first try with home remedies and then go to a doctor. ....I mean it, only if the wound is not deep. Else always a doctor. So in the kitchen it often happens while we cook. So during such instances we apply Turmeric powder. Turmeric powder with its high antiseptic properties, dabbing a generous amount of turmeric powder on a fresh cut will help stop the oozing of blood and also prevent infections.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jul
I am a strong believer in old home remedies. They are better than a doctor, in most instances!
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@S4mmyboy (2070)
• Mumbai, India
22 Jul
@kobesbuddy OK cool then. Though I wish it shouldn't happen to you anymore, next time you can use turmeric powder handy in case
@LindaOHio (70992)
• United States
22 Jul
I'm glad it's better. Please do not do that again! :-)
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jul
When it first happened, I was shocked! My first thought was, 'Oh Oh, a trip to the ER!"
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@LindaOHio (70992)
• United States
22 Jul
@kobesbuddy I'm glad you didn't have to go to the ER.
@LadyDuck (347241)
• Switzerland
22 Jul
Ouch, this was surely painful, I am glad you are better now.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jul
What made me happy, it stopped hurting almost immediately.
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@LadyDuck (347241)
• Switzerland
22 Jul
@kobesbuddy Oh, I am glad, I cut my finger with a piece of plastic and it bled for hours.
@HazySue (38604)
• Inverness, Florida
21 Jul
Sorry about the stab. Thank goodness it ended up not to bad. Be careful.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
The first thing I say to somebody else, ''Be careful with that knife and don't cut yourself!"
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@HazySue (38604)
• Inverness, Florida
25 Jul
@kobesbuddy Better to say than for them to find out.
@janethwayne (5204)
• Philippines
22 Jul
Yes you need to be very careful especially if your knife is very sharp.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jul
You are right, Jay just sharpened all our knives not very long ago!
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@jstory07 (107763)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jul
That is good the wound was not that bad.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jul
It looked a lot worse than in actually was. The pain went away, soon after.
@sabtraversa (11823)
• Italy
21 Jul
Ouch, glad it's healing quickly and you didn't have to go the ER.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
At first I thought I needed a staple, to hold it together. Thank God, I didn't.
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• India
21 Jul
Take care. It can be so painful
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
I'm glad that it wasn't as bad, as I'd imagined it to be.
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@NJChicaa (100789)
• United States
21 Jul
I'm glad it is better today.
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@kobesbuddy (130392)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jul
Thanks, and what's amazing. It doesn't even hurt!
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@prinzcy (30870)
• Malaysia
23 Jul
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