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How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:45 pm

No, I'm not bored, just been doing my physiotherapy exercises on my two dodgy fingers (one fractured, one slashed open with a hacksaw) and realised that my hands have taken a beating over the years.

27 scars, large and small, between the two of them......
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:51 pm

I have about 14 scars on my hands/fingers!

When I was about younger I dropped a glass or plate and somehow it cut all of my hands and fingers up a goodun.

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:53 pm

Nine.Three during Rock climbing & Six During Aircraft Maintenance at work.
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:17 pm

Too many to count. The worst being my right thump. Cut it nearly off when I was 14. Right at the base of the nail. To this day, the nail grows all mangled. I use sand-paper to keep it "trimmed"


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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:48 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Thread starter):
27 scars



Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 1):
14 scars



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Nine



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 3):
Cut it nearly off

nasty.  eek 

ok, things happen but, double digits and Mel, you're getting there.  Wink

As for me, i'm looking over my hands and i have one, and that one is very close to my wrist..... caused by my watch.

Please be more careful guys.  smile   Wink
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:03 am

About 11 (and working on 2 more). I am an accident looking for a place to happpen.
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:08 am

5 and only one of those was anything drastic. I was using an X-acto blade to free a part from a plastic model kit tree, the blade slipped and hit my left index finger. Never seen one of my phalanges before and never hope to again.  yuck   faint 
 
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:17 am

 frown 
Negative macho points here. Although I get cut on a semi-regular basis, I almost never form a scar. Even the spot where I peeled the back of my hand open on the jagged edge of a Corolla fender (saw my ring finger tendon, seven stitches required to close) is just a slight discoloration after a little over a year.

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:56 am

Only two that are at all noticeable, one on the palm of my right hand (sliced it from the side of my hand to the middle on a piece of sheet metal) and one on my right middle finger (was fixing a metal swiveling chair; the chair moved and my finger got caught between the chair and the bottom pole). That's it.

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:57 am

Only a half dozen or so...maybe 10 if you count the cotton picking ones.....but there's some good stories behind most of them....

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:20 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 4):
As for me, i'm looking over my hands and i have one, and that one is very close to my wrist..... caused by my watch.

And don't forget the one where the razor blade slipped, while you were shaving your palm  Big grin
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:15 am

34 scars on my hands.

The worst one is from falling on a hot 40-watt soldering iron. The tip went in 2 cm in the webbing between my middle and ring finger on my left hand. At least it didn't bleed.  Big grin

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:39 am

Too many to count. I've only worked on the F18 for less than a year and my hands already have numerous scars. Just yesterday I got two new ones when taking off the Lox converter, they are deep mofo's too. Oh well, it all heals eventually.
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:44 am

No scars per se, but I'm missing the hair on one finger after accidentally burning it with a Bunsen burner.
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:28 am

I have 2 scars on the inside of my right wrist. I was playing soccer on asphalt, and one player from the other team fouled me.

OK, football for all the Europeans around here.
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:51 am

2.
One caused by handling a stray cat in Turkey. This little fella had never been handled before, was terrified of people, and I had to catch him to get him to the vet (one of his eyes were missing and he was peeing blood). He was the brother of the kitten I brought home from turkey- unfortunately, she was run over by a car after 2 years. I still think of her and her precious siblings when I look at that scar. It's placed on the back of my left hand, and is always visible, although mostly during summertime when I get a tan and it turns bright white.

the second one, I got when my other cat had a seizure and accidentally scratched me. He was put down 1 hour later, and that scar is also serving as a way for me to remember him every day. It's on the back of my left middle finger.
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:00 am

I only have four, two on each hand.

Right Hand:
-left knuckle from scraping the bottom of a pool
-index finger, first joint. It was sandwiched between the handlebars of my bike and another.

Left Hand:
-Right knuckle, scraped on the bottom of a pool
-Left side of palm, fell on a brick and slashed it open
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:41 am

lots...mostly from sticking hands in places on airplanes they did not belong....alodine coated aluminuim makes a great scar....i also have 3 where i had a bone stick out after a fall...

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:53 am

Right Middle finger: caused by me sticking my hand in a vacum cleaner when I was 4.
Right Arm: 2 from red ant bites
Left Hand: None
Left Arm: none

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:02 pm

Wow... I never pay attention to these. Eww.

Left hand: scar between my thumb and index finger--an otherwise nice dog bit me as it was recovering from anesthesia (I worked as a vet tech in college).
Left wrist: scar from surgery for a wrist fracture
Left middle finger: 1/2" scar from cutting my finger open while moving a piece of classroom furniture last December. Made it through the class before heading to the campus health clinic, where it was sutured (the students were all appropriately impressed).
Right knuckles: All scarred. I'll spare everyone the stupid details.
 
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:24 pm

One very small one on the "pinky" finger of my right hand. Can't remember what I was doing at the time (as I was still very young) but I do recall I cut my finger on the end of the pedal on my tricycle. Its very small and I can only see it when the light is just right.
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:37 pm

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 4):
ok, things happen but, double digits and Mel, you're getting there

yeah with my work.Won't be surprised.Count might reach 50+ at retirement Smile

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:58 pm

I put my right thumb between an iron kitchen door when I was 2 and it damaged the nail real bad.

The good thing that came out of that was that my dad saw this as the perfect moment to finally convince my mom we should have a dog so I was presented with a huge Airdale terrier when I got home.

She was a wonderful childhood companion for 12 years  Cool then we switched to Bull terriers the ugly b..... just joking, still got that breed!
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:46 pm

I have only one scar on my hands, just below my right thumb. Hamster bite, ten years ago. Alot of blood, alot of pain, people.

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:40 pm

23

Two of them came from holding a small automatic pistol improperly when I was young, most of the others came from a hard life working my ass off when I was younger.

I had never realized it before but when you just sit there and count them it can surprise you.
 
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:49 pm

Two scars, one on the upper left side of my right hand wrist; I don't know what caused that, and one on my index finger, which was caused by me putting my finger on a hot stove at the age of three.


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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:08 am

Let's see. One, two......


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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:52 am

One of mine is from my cat, Tom, when I found him under a storage shed in 1970. He'd be

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 27):
Let's see. One, two......

You have fecal remnants in your cuticles.
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:35 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 27):
You have fecal remnants in your cuticles.

Yeah...
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:40 am

Just one on the underside of my right wrist, that was neither an accident nor I wanted to kill myself.

Working on a computer is really an innocuous job.  Wink

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:56 am

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 3):

His Thumb has a Face!  Wink

I just have one, from the time i was widdleing, and i tried to stab something out of the wood, forgetting that the knife was not a locking blade. I'm a idiot!  Smile

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:34 am

Just one from when I got my finger caught in the sliding door. If only that had happened to Gweneth Paltrow in a movie of a similar name.
 
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:41 pm

About five. The best one is on my thumb...where I got bit by a shark! (It was a stupid cleaning table mishap after a few decent catches! I figured after a few hours on ice he would have been dead right? No.....)
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:40 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 29):
Just one on the underside of my right wrist, that was neither an accident nor I wanted to kill myself.

Working on a computer is really an innocuous job.

are you sure it wasn't an acid trip?
 
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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:47 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 33):
are you sure it wasn't an acid trip?

Yes, I know it for sure because I didn't take acid (and similar shit) for 10 or more years.

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RE: How Many Scars On Your Hands?

Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:36 pm

Let's see, permentante scars, zilch, unless if you call my half of nail on my right pinkey finger a scar when I broked it asa kid. Other then that, I have tons of small cuts all over my hands. As an aircraft mechanic and dealing with numerous safety wiring, (the engine I work on is a 1960s piece of shit technology) I get tons of those everyday and usually I don't notice them until I take a shower. They're like papercuts, so I'm used to them.

I've got couple permenent scars on my body, tho.

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