my thumb got in the way of the blade and this piece came flying off and landed on my desk next to the radio...(dirty fingernail alert)
I didn't even have time to think really, just stuck my thumb into my mouth and grabbed the piece and ran to find mike. The pain didn't really hit until he was bandaging me up. It was too small of a piece to sew back on or need stitches but it was not a small chunk. As you can see it took off my nail and a hunk of skin. gross.
Here is me with my bandaid:
Here is the splint the doctor gave me today to help me not bump it on things. Supposed to wear it a couple of weeks.....we will see about that. He also gave me a tetanus shot which is probably a good thing.
You don't realize how much you use your thumb until you can't use it anymore. Try squeezing a shampoo bottle, tying your shoes, or just holding a water bottle. It will take some time to get used to but at least it wasn't a larger portion of my finger!