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Post by milspec6 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:27 pm

I was into my 5th hour of cleaning last night when a kidney stone hit. It was the 3rd one in 1.5 years and to put it bluntly...it was stuck. Like trying to pass a razor blade every 5 minutes. Shocked

Being a hero cleaner like we all are, I kept working and finished the job over the next hour. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to drive home or straight to the ER, but being experienced (and broke) I opted to use my own perfected methods. Fortunately, the pain subsided when I got home and I went to bed.

Today, was the carpet cleaner's approach to kidney stones. It took about an hour to prepare for it, but when the time came, passed with ease. Still waiting to see if it will be only one, but so far so good. If anyone ever needs the secret to my method (hope you never do), let me know as it has worked far better than what they did in the ER on my first one.

That was certainly a low, or maybe a high now, but I also have a job interview for Monday and the van is almost finished. So, it might end up with more pluses than negatives at the end of the day.

Oh, and drink a lot of water folks....a lot. Wine
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Post by dp1 on Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:36 pm

I'm definitely interested in knowing your method ! PM me if you don't want to reveal it here please, thanks.
Glad you passed it.
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Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:28 pm

Finger in a vise, while it's passing? Peace

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Post by milspec6 on Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:38 pm

@Matt; My carpet cleaner wrote:Finger in a vise, while it's passing? Peace

Not far off that approach Razz
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Post by Mo on Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:01 am

Brings back very painful memories
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Post by milspec6 on Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:39 am

You too Mo or are you referring to the finger in the vise?
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Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:46 am

I was telling my son last night about the time where I almost got a finger slammed in a van door, and the door was locked, and I didn't have keys on me.
"Almost" ...
Can you picture walking up and seeing someone with finger in the door?
Only short term option is to pull the finger out hard,

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Post by milspec6 on Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:00 pm

You forced me to tell one of my prison stories.

I was escorting 2 inmates into our visiting room to set up the furniture. The entrance into the room is via a solid steel door weighing about 400 lbs and operated via a switch from a control room across the hall.

The thing about this door is that there is no stop button. It has to complete the opening or closing before you can reverse the operation. Yes, it is an old facility and no this isn't safe.

Well, the operator pushed the button to close the door before I called for it, but it moves very slowly so we decided to move a podium through it rather than wait. In doing so, the podium separated into two pieces and out of reflex I reached out to grab it while bracing myself against the door jam.

After we straightened up the podium, I found that I couldn't pull my hand away from the door because my index finger was trapped between the door frame and the door....as it was still closing.

I tried, but couldn't get my finger out. So, all that I could do was notify the control room to open the door as soon as it closed and stand there while the door closed with my finger between the back of the door and the frame.

You know things are not good when convicted felons are yelling at people to help while I stood there for the full 45 seconds it took for this door to crush my finger until it snapped the bone and sent blood shooting across the room.

I knew I wouldn't do well if I saw the damage, so I asked for the paper towels and scotch tape from the desk. When the door was opened far enough I removed my finger and wrapped it up so that I couldn't see the damage.

I patted down the inmates and escorted them back as normal. One was physically ill from watching the fun. I finished up my records before heading for the hospital.

It was a very clean break and the finger was only attached by a thin piece of tissue just above the first joint. They worked their magic and reattached it with a pin and 360 degree worth of stitches.

It hurt like hell for awhile and there was a little bit of nerve damage to the tip of the finger, but otherwise no worse for wear.

That story is a legend at that facility now and they have since installed an emergency stop. The slow crushing hurt far worse the actual break, but since it damaged the nerves at the same time it wasn't as bad as it looked.
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Post by dp1 on Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:50 pm

"But since it damaged the nerves at the same time it wasn't as bad as it looked"

Only YOU Bob would say that kinda thing ! Lol.
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