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    Battle Wounds

    Anybody have any gnarly picture of their HVAC battle wounds?

    Here's mine, belt pinch!

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    Surgery number 3 of 3 surgeries from an injury that took me out of the field. First two were in the shoulder joint itself.
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    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    MONEY CAN'T BUY HAPPINESS. POVERTY CAN'T BUY ANYTHING

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    Surgery number 3 of 3 surgeries from an injury that took me out of the field. First two were in the shoulder joint itself.
    Wow how did that happen?

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    damn you sure are gonna feel that for a while
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    Fingers caught setting a 2 horse k body in place caught right on mounting stud.

    Relief was pulling damn nail off
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    Quote Originally Posted by NES088 View Post
    Wow how did that happen?

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    I was taking an evap coil down in a walk in cooler. The cooks didn't have it emptied like they were supposed to and I was working without a lift, trying to get ahead of the game. Well, the coil came down and took my left arm with it.

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    I got a splinter last week. It took almost all day to finally see it. Lol. Nothing that bad yet from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleman View Post


    Fingers caught setting a 2 horse k body in place caught right on mounting stud.

    Relief was pulling damn nail off
    Never had a nail come off right away like that. Whenever I get a blood blister under a nail, I heat up a needle with a lighter and burn thru the nail with it to relieve the pressure.
    Officially, Down for the count

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    Why is it that those who complain the most contribute the least?
    MONEY CAN'T BUY HAPPINESS. POVERTY CAN'T BUY ANYTHING

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    Got this one last month lost sensation on the top of my thumb.
    Figured I could live with that but just yesterday I tweaked my wrist the wrong way and can't move it at all today
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    Thanks for the reminders of why I wear gloves. I wear gloves so often anymore it feels funny to pick up a tool with bare hands.

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    Odd how you work all these years then one day you don't look ahead of a situation and just like that your life changes forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    Never had a nail come off right away like that. Whenever I get a blood blister under a nail, I heat up a needle with a lighter and burn thru the nail with it to relieve the pressure.
    I did such a good job smashing fingers , I thought it was broken. Nail pulled from the opposite side. It had to come off that day.

    I had things to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    Thanks for the reminders of why I wear gloves. I wear gloves so often anymore it feels funny to pick up a tool with bare hands.
    The only time I use gloves is when something is greasy or hot, otherwise I feel lack of touch. One of my quirks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleman View Post
    The only time I use gloves is when something is greasy or hot, otherwise I feel lack of touch. One of my quirks
    I need to introduce you to some gloves then. You can pick up a dime with them, less than $5 a pair. I think I have a better grip with them on as they have a nitrile palm and fingers. When they get dirty just throw them in the wash with your work clothes. I can't tell you how long they last as I will have several pair going at the same time, but I would say months. They don't work well for keeping your hands warm though. I order them a bit small, they will stretch. Leather gloves I wear a XL these I will wear a Med or Lrg.

    https://www.gloves-online.com/coated...-dotted-gloves

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Got this one last month lost sensation on the top of my thumb.
    Figured I could live with that but just yesterday I tweaked my wrist the wrong way and can't move it at all today
    That is a serious cut, how many stitches ? On a side note coffee grounds will stop bleeding on deep cuts. Apply pressure and grounds holds it back. Working in kitchens one of things you pick up.
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    I just remembered a similar post I did years back, it took sometime to find it but here is when I thought about a new category on this site called "Wall of Pain".
    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/threads/1516531

    Hard to believe that was nearly 8 years ago. Haven't looked at those photos in years and still my balls suck up into my gut and my butt-hole puckers whenever I look at it. That was a bad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slctech View Post
    I just remembered a similar post I did years back, it took sometime to find it but here is when I thought about a new category on this site called "Wall of Pain".
    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/threads/1516531

    Hard to believe that was nearly 8 years ago. Haven't looked at those photos in years and still my balls suck up into my gut and my butt-hole puckers whenever I look at it. That was a bad day.
    Damn! That was a nasty cut you had, I cringed just looking at where it happend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleman View Post
    That is a serious cut, how many stitches ? On a side note coffee grounds will stop bleeding on deep cuts. Apply pressure and grounds holds it back. Working in kitchens one of things you pick up.
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    I thought I was outta the woods but having wrist issues now.
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    What's going on with your wrist?

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