Not my Week

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Monnday night lost a tranny, Wednesday afternoon severed an artery and some tendons in the wrist on a porcelain sink. Wish me better luck
I saw that Billy!

Damn... Just sucks to see that injury!

My transmission is out of my new GMC and Butler as of today too.

Injury free yet but life has been whooping my butt in other ways as well...

Here's to healing and better times!
 
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Wow, Billy. Man, you have just GOT to be careful all the time. Slippery steps, broken glass, needles in the filter, just so many ways. If you can, get a brace on that to immobilize it for the next few days while it begins to knit together. Better days ahead!
 
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Dang!
Glad you’re still living.
Did they do surgery?
2.5 hours. It was scary to be honest. We were doing our 3rd apartment carpet and VCT Strip @ wax. I was stripping around the Porcelin pedal sink and went to move the base to scrub around it (like I've done at least 50 times before) and when it didn't budge I grabbed it with both hands and gave a jerk, it must have already been under a stress load because it busted and when I reacted I also hit my head on the sink. At first I was concerned about my head until I saw all the blood! My son was cleaning the stairs so I went and got him to help. If it had knocked me out I would've been a goner because he wouldn't have even known that anything had happened. He called ambulance and he tried a temp turniqit until ambulance got there and I applied direct pressure best I could but soaked 4 towels before they got there, they transported me 30 miles away from Winchester to UK hospital
 
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Just a freak accident. I've moved these pedestals at least 50 times before without issue. This one must have already been under stress so when I tried to force it to move it busted. They'll stay put from now on! It was just me trying to go beyond the call of duty trying to do the best job I could for the client. We were stripping and waxing floors and I usually move the base around to get a clean strip so there will be a neat finish in the end
 
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2.5 hours. It was scary to be honest. We were doing our 3rd apartment carpet and VCT Strip @ wax. I was stripping around the Porcelin pedal sink and went to move the base to scrub around it (like I've done at least 50 times before) and when it didn't budge I grabbed it with both hands and gave a jerk, it must have already been under a stress load because it busted and when I reacted I also hit my head on the sink. At first I was concerned about my head until I saw all the blood! My son was cleaning the stairs so I went and got him to help. If it had knocked me out I would've been a goner because he wouldn't have even known that anything had happened. He called ambulance and he tried a temp turniqit until ambulance got there and I applied direct pressure best I could but soaked 4 towels before they got there, they transported me 30 miles away from Winchester to UK hospital
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Man that's scary! Thankfully you're still with us! :cool:
 
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Cut my wrist using a chainsaw up in a boom truck many years ago working for a tree cutter. Guy was sleeping in the truck and truck stalled. Had to use the battery to get me down. Blood squirting everywhere. Ran to the local gas station in this little town. Yelled at the guy to get off the phone and call me an ambulance. One came and............drove around the block to the doctor's office. I could have just walked there if I had known where it was!

Just one of the reasons I am a carpet cleaner today!

But take care man!
 

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