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    There I was in the Mens Shed as usual doing the supervisor bit and using a Band Saw.
    However today the band saw was not playing a good tune.
    The bludger bit me, quite a nasty bite on the knuckle of my left index finger.

    Once the blood had been cleaned up a couple of Band aids will hold it all together, well sort of. But some of the blood kept seeping out, not nice as having morning smoko it was getting on my coffee cup.

    By 1100 hours I decided to go and see my GP who is just around the corner from the Community Center where the shed is.

    Might need a needle and thread I told the receptionist who knows me well, go to the treatment room she said and some one will see you.
    The medical center is new, only open six months and a new nurse in the treatment room.
    Good looking sort as well, be nice for afters.

    Lie on the bed she told me on seeing the wound. No better not I told her the wife might not be happy about that idea.
    So sit on the side she said placing a pillow on my lap, then a quilted paper towel on that.
    She then brought a cleaning kit and placed it on the trolley by the bed, just got it ready when a couple of other docs came in with patients.

    Back in a minute she said, just see what these want.
    So the minute passed along with a couple of others, still no nurse. What to do I pondered, nothing for it but to clean the wound myself which I did very well.
    Once clean I could see the damage, and the bone very white, bit like an X Ray of sorts looking at the bone.
    She returned commenting on my efforts as I explained had to do similar before.

    So then a new Doc comes in and in her lovely Indian accent said what happened?

    Well as you can see I have a cut that may need fixing, what do you suggest?
    Just then 'Woodsie' my regular GP, appears and asks what is happening?

    Takes on look and said no Sutures for you mate, wont hold on a knuckle.

    So Butterfly clips and bind two fingers together.
    All well and good I said but if you do that how am I going to give a signal to errant drivers who give me the ****s?

    So there I am with two fingers looking like a white Banana waiting for a Tetanus shot.
    What to do now to pass the five minutes I have to wait after the shot?
    Clean away the cleaning kit, put it in the bin.

    All this 'Do it yourself medication' is fine for a while, next time I see 'Woodsie' I want a discount.

    Won't get one though as seniors pay nothing.
    Now I have to type with just 6 fingers, bad enough with 8!!!!!
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    Blimey John that's very sad indeed, I mean needing eight fingers just to type, I don't like to boast but I have always been able to type
    using just one finger, , hope your finger mends well, cheers
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    Now what can I say John ?
    This comes to mind mate!

    Ouch!!! Ouch!! Ouch!! LOL

    Take it easy and hope soon back to all Fingers on board!
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    Had to laugh at your post John. Only last week I got a call from the Maritime Museum where my husband volunteers " I 've had an accident". Thinking he meant the car I said "that's ok the insurance will cover it". Not so my husband had managed to fall hit his head on a table on his downward journey, bruising his back and gluteus maximus! The staff at the museum ( run by the local council) were keen for him to go to the local hospital for treatment and a certificate as it was going to cause a lot of paperwork!
    As he had our only car they had to sent another staff member to come and pick me up. It was quite bloody but he was still upright and talking so not too bad. Knowing the local hospital would be a 3 hr wait at least I took him to his local GP, head injury please treat sent us up to the practice nurse who dressed the wound ( no stitches luckily) and gave him a tetanus shot and off home with certificate in hand.
    All good now and we didn't have to trim his much valued hair in the area for the dressing LOL

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    Victoria, I volunteer, your husband volunteers, we both have accidents.

    Maybe being a volunteer is not such a good idea after all. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    Victoria, I volunteer, your husband volunteers, we both have accidents.

    Maybe being a volunteer is not such a good idea after all. LOL
    You don't mean that. I used to volunteer in the Blue Angel op shop in Rosebud. Our proceeds went to the SES and air ambulance so was worth the effort to turn up.
    Mind you we did get some unique customers. Amazing how people will haggle over the price of a 50 cent men's belt!!
    There a lot of op shops down here but they seem to have no trouble getting volunteers. I suffice with a walking group and school for seniors. Did do Tai Chi till the instructor retired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria Moss View Post
    You don't mean that. I used to volunteer in the Blue Angel op shop in Rosebud. Our proceeds went to the SES and air ambulance so was worth the effort to turn up.
    Mind you we did get some unique customers. Amazing how people will haggle over the price of a 50 cent men's belt!!
    There a lot of op shops down here but they seem to have no trouble getting volunteers. I suffice with a walking group and school for seniors. Did do Tai Chi till the instructor retired.
    No Victoria, here in Victoria, no connection, it is estimated that about 1 in 5 people volunteer at some point.
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    John apparently it has been shown that Tasmanians have the highest rate of volunteering per capita in Australia, small community so maybe that's why. After all there are only about 500,000 of us all up in the entire state.

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    Hi John.
    With forty five years experience in construction one thing I learned, you don't volunteer your knuckles to a band saw .
    Cheers Des

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria Moss View Post
    John apparently it has been shown that Tasmanians have the highest rate of volunteering per capita in Australia, small community so maybe that's why. After all there are only about 500,000 of us all up in the entire state.

    That is indeed good news Victoria.
    Back in the 90'a when Jim Bacon was premier the Men's Shed Association held their annual meeting there.
    He claimed that by being involved with the sheds as many as 1,000 men had been saved from either depression or worse, suicide, brought about by lack of interaction with other men after retiring.
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