Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: Super Glue Success Story
Re: Super Glue Success Story
Thu, 24 Sep 1998 07:37:40 +0100
Don Izard wrote:
> I think we are all waiting on a "thumb" update . .
> Or you in the hospital for a "thumb" transplant . . .
> Or are you "all" thumbs ?
Don, et al,
Well, ended up losing the tip....the doctor cut it off last Thursday.
There was no circulation happenin (remember, I did cut it completely off).
There was one day that a little pink started to show up but it just wasn't
enough. It's healing nicely. Lots of new tissue growth...the "ugly area"
is now about the size of a large pea with new tissue grown in from the
edges. The thumb looks quite "blunted" right now but the doc said that in
about a year it will look pretty much like my other thumb. I grinned and
said,"you mean I have to cut off the other thumb just for the sake of body
Since this happened and after word got out that I'd done this dumb-thumb
thing, I've heard lots of stories about people using glue for wounds. I
think the practice is more wide-spread than I would have thought. I have
also heard that super glue was invented for use by medics during the
Vietnam War. Does anyone know if this is true?
I am contemplating a change in my Micosay tribal name, however....to "He
With the Flat Thumb"! Thanks for your concern.
BLUE SKIES!, Any day above ground is a good day!
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