I've used superglue/CA in the shop to close deep cuts when a band-aid is
inconvenient or n/a. It doesn't seem to hold long enough as I'd like
when used in this fashion - like overnight, & I have to re-apply. It
does work well, though if you can seal off the blood flow. It saved me
from stitches once.
I think I have oily skin. I've never even been able to glue my
Your story reminds me.
One time, in my sleep, I stuck my fist through the window next to the
I was visiting my parents, and my mother heard the breaking glass and
came in and said What's wrong. I said, Nothing, go back to sleep.
Then she turned the light on and there was glass and blood all over
the bed. And I think I saw blood spurting about 5 inches from my
My first reaction was to grab it with my other hand and put my thumb
on the spurt. I got up and went to the kitchend and sat that way
for a while, and my mother kept suggesting we go to the hospital. I
hate the though of stitches, had never had any then, and I just kept
my thumb on my wrist for about 3 hours. When I finally took it off,
it wasn't bleeding, so I went back to bed. I think I saw it spurting,
and but I'm not 100% sure. I also think there is a scar there but it's
little and hard to tell.
Your Mama didn't know how to call 911? Spurting blood means call the EMTs,
no matter what the victim says. Last time I did a stupid that required
stitches (just a slow leak, thankfully), I drove myself to the ER.
boy, I wish I knew of that when years ago I went to the E.R. for 5
stitches and they sent me a bill for over $500.00 u.s.
10 minutes of their time.
talk about a rip-off.
I was ignorant enough to pay it w/o bargaining it down.
But, then you can learn from my errors.
don't forget to thank me.
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