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Title: Something to avoid
Post by: picman on October 09, 2020, 15:25:42
Having a splinter in your hand is not unusual for gardeners , having a 37mm bamboo splinter go down into a finger tendon is really painful , now after ,3hrs in A&E, a course of antibiotics , loads of tests, cut open , 10 stitches  and overnight in hospital the b****y thing has been extracted, hand looks as if i have been shot. Please wear thick gloves when handling canes..
Title: Re: Something to avoid
Post by: gray1720 on October 09, 2020, 16:26:49
Bloody hell - thank goodness they've got it out, that sounds really quite nasty!
Title: Re: Something to avoid
Post by: Nora42 on October 09, 2020, 19:48:07
Once whislt on a business trip to Thailand i took a trip to the Japanese Camp on the River Kwai - disheartening place as it was - not much of the horror was illustrated very well but the guide did tell us all that the Bamboo killed many men, well they died from the wounds inflicted by bamboo. so i'm not suprised. it sounds very painful and i hope you are recovering well.
Nora
Title: Re: Something to avoid
Post by: picman on October 09, 2020, 21:43:56
Thanks Nora / gray1720, took the dressing off today. think the surgeon thought he was carving the sunday roast  , was stupid thing i did ... 
Title: Re: Something to avoid
Post by: JanG on October 10, 2020, 07:03:53
Sounds horrendous. And an important warning.
A couple of years ago I got a bamboo splinter in my arm. Not nearly as tricky but went a bit infected and took weeks before it would work its way out. Ended up in Minor Injuries where a good old fashioned nurse recommended Magnesium sulphate for drawing it out. Visit to Boots for a little pot of the stuff and in a few days it worked.
Nowhere near as horrible as your injury but can endorse the dangers of bamboo splinters. Very best wishes for a quick recovery.
Title: Re: Something to avoid
Post by: pumpkinlover on October 10, 2020, 08:12:30
The like botton on here is somewhat inappropriate. To be clear I like that you have warned us, it something I would never have thought of.
Is this fresh growing bamboo or stake which caused the horrible injury?
Hope that you get over this with no complications.
Title: Re: Something to avoid
Post by: picman on October 10, 2020, 08:52:12
Thanks for the messages plotters. The bamboo was a bundle of about 40,  8 footers . I hurled it at a rack in our store area at the back of the plot.. I usually heal quickly so fingers crossed . cheers
Title: Re: Something to avoid
Post by: Tulipa on October 10, 2020, 13:20:40
Ouch Picman, thanks for the warning and hope it heals quickly.
Title: Re: Something to avoid
Post by: galina on October 11, 2020, 14:24:33
Sorry to read Picman and thanks for the warning.  Heal fast and well  :wave:
Title: Re: Something to avoid
Post by: saddad on October 11, 2020, 19:24:39
I've fallen out with bamboo before, trying to push into hard soil and it snapped..... not in the same league though!