that was weird-injury update

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Jena, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Jena

    Jena Well-Known Member

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    this is really weird, but a good thing.

    i went to bed but couldn't sleep. my finger was bugging me. my middle finger which is all still there, just smushed. i unwrapped it thinking maybe the bandage was pinching it. there was a bit of dead skin sticking up, so i carefully peeled it with some tweezers. the entire end of my finger ended up peeling....scabs and all. underneath all that, it looks almost perfect! sensitive new skin, but no scars at all. it's still swollen and a bit mis-shapen, but i'm really impressed. it should look as good as new when it's done healing. the bone in there was all broken and i don't know how long that takes to heal, but once that is done...you'll never be able to tell it was damaged.

    i did not mess with the nail, which is still stuck on there, but i can see the new one growing up underneath it. I'd say it's about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way there.

    i'm sorry if this is too off-topic, but it is just pretty trippy. i never expected my "old" finger to just peel away so dramatically to reveal the new version. never experienced anything like this in my life. i kind of feel like a snake....

    jena
     
  2. Tango

    Tango Well-Known Member

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    "Time heals all wounds." :) It is wonderful to hear how your healing progresses.
     

  3. PonderosaQ

    PonderosaQ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The body is an amazing thing. Thank you so much for updating us. Truly something to make us smile this morning. Please continue to let us know how you you progress.

    Ponderosa Q
     
  4. Kathy in MD

    Kathy in MD Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hey Jena, Glad to hear you are on the heal. With that new skin that finger is going to feel as smooth as a baby bottom. Take Care, Kathy
     
  5. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Just a toss in: Comfrey is also known as 'bone knit' as it was once used as a wound dressing.

    Ken S. in WC TN
     
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    OD Well-Known Member

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    cloverfarm Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good!

    What exactly is comfrey? Something you grow or find in the store :D

    Ann
     
  8. OD

    OD Well-Known Member

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    What exactly is comfrey? Something you grow or find in the store :D

    Ann[/QUOTE]

    You can grow it (if your thumb is green enough-mine isn't), but it's probably better to buy it, because it has to be harvested at the right time, & handled just right. I got the lady at the health food store to order mine. You can also search "bulk herbs" & buy it on line.
     
  9. TnMtngirl

    TnMtngirl Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We use Burts Bees.Dr Burts comfrey ointment it is the best healing salve I have ever tried.good for age spots too.Mary
     
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    mightybooboo Well-Known Member

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    Jena,great to hear the good news!
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  11. countrygrrrl

    countrygrrrl PITA

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    :D You go, girl! Great news. :)
     
  12. That is amazing! Good news.

    I have lost a third of my little toe on one foot and also the tip of my left forefinger (on different occasions). Each has grown back such that you would have to look very, very closely to even see a scar.

    -Jack_cville