Thumb Damage

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Top Glock10mm, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. 686 AR15 G17Fan

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    Everybody always say things like "cops put their lives on the line every day", which is true BUT, there are a million other things that can happen that can really screw up your life. I do not envy you guys, and am in awe when I think about what you've committed to. Especially at 24 ! Praying for your full recovery

    I'm curious about exactly how this situation went south. A cop friend of mine told me when in the same type of situation he would put it on the driver, telling them something like "tell your friends to chill or you're all going downtown" and usually the driver would turn around and say something like "SHUT THE **** UP GUYS !" and problem solved.

    Sounds like these folks just didn't care and went down fighting.
     
  2. Top Glock10mm

    Top Glock10mm Previously BravoAlpha7

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    Left them in the car until I had help. When we went to start pulling ppl out, the biggest guy went nuts yelling he’s not going. I told him he is going and it can be easy or hard. He chose hard. He had a knife in his belt. I found the pointy end...
     

  3. shadowgunner9

    shadowgunner9 Free Actor

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    Glad you got off with ONLY a cut, albeit seriously.
    Where i work, a cut that bad will lead to an OSHA investigation and quite possibly 3 days off with no pay, due to not wearing required PPE.
    Unless you are a "protected" class- I am not......
    Have seen it before already firsthand,...so to speak.
     
  4. PattonWasRight

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    From two medium surgeries/fixes I've had, experienced nerve damage with both

    Function came back pretty well, couple months iirc, numbness took longer and still a little numb. Nerves come back slowly, in the fullest meaning of the word. It's not bothersome numbness that's still remaining, more that it's just less sensitive.

    I predict your shooting will be fine, not impacted, but don't test things until healed well and long.
     
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    Jisbell, I’m sure the ER guys are dedicated and competent - but they likely don’t know shinola about hand repair. Have a good talk with the hand surgeon; I’ll bet it’s not nearly as bad as your runaway imagination (which we all have) is misleading you to believe. Positive mental attitude is the foundation of all. Hang in there!
     
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  6. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Hope they charge, convict the idiot strongly. After they let it be known THEY turned what could have been a verbal warning into...
    BTW... Maybe check. Posting you were going to give verbal first... maybe this thread should be removed?
     
  7. PattonWasRight

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    Yeah, I missed these were ER folks. Just not something they can comment on. A specialist is what OP needs to heed

    OP ... Monday is close. You check out the surgeon? Meet with him yet?
     
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    I hope you recover fully;

    But if you don't, and you really want to stay in LE but can't shoot as well with that hand , it IS possible to change shooting hands. It's work, but it is doable. Where in the USA are you?
     
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    Wish you the best of luck in your healing. Damaged both (but mainly the right) of mine skiing.
    Generally nerve damage gets better, although there may be some "tingling" near the site for some time.

    BTW: There is a difference between the "Cavalry" as in 7th... and Calvary. That is where Jesus was crucified.
     
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  10. Top Glock10mm

    Top Glock10mm Previously BravoAlpha7

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    We’ve seen the bodycam footage. They had two verbal warnings
     
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    Doesn’t your agency cover you medically and financially for on duty incidents? Why would you have to worry about medical insurance and finances?
     
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    My best wishes for a complete recovery. Orthopedic surgery today is amazing.
     
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    The guy's bleedin' and his thumb's f__ked up and you had to go there.
    Maybe he was praying about his thumb and thinking about Mt. Calvary ?

    :flag:
     
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    I ment the Officer intending on giving the driver a verbal "slow down, have a nice day ". But pricks in car escalated it.
    Some areas those in politics think that IF you intended a verbal " slow down" but instead made a incident it's YOUR fault. Not the POS in car. You know your area better. Just would hate a thread here hurting a conviction.
     
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  15. Top Glock10mm

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    Sorry about the spelling error... I edited my original post. No disrespect intended especially to Jesus.
     
  16. collim1

    collim1 5ft of fury. The champ is back!

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    Co-worker sliced his hand wide open cutting open a evidence package from DFS. Strong side hand. Lots of nerve damage and scar tissue. Multiple surgeries. He never fully recovered.

    He’s now left handed. Shoots left handed. Writes left handed. Kept his job.

    I used to wear gloves my entire shift except for lunch break. For just this reason. I wear Damascus leather gloves.

    Touch screen phones killed it for me. Just too much inconvenience. I tried the touch screen gloves but they didn’t work well for me. The Damascus gloves are second skin thin and don’t effect writing or trigger manipulation.

    This makes me want to start wearing my gloves full time again.

    Good luck. Hopefully you regain use of your hand quickly.
     
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    Hope you heal up soon. I lost the tip of my middle finger a few years ago. It's helped up pretty good and for the most part it's not an issue. It feels funny every now and then. With the modern medical.stuff they can do great things. Pt was a big help. It will take a long while but you will recover and adapt to any issues. You mind dose a great job of adjusting and retuning For things like that. Thanks for what you do!
     
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    Stay positive, and find the best hand Dr you can. I hope they can make you 100%, rehab on a hand can do wonders, I've lived that.
     
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  19. Top Glock10mm

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    Southern TN. Surgeon said he’s going to do his very best but said a lot of PT Is in my future. I’m about to go to prep for the surgery. Thanks to everyone for kind words and advice.
     
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    Damn, if you were down here ( Fl) I was gonna give you some help if you ended up needing to switch hands.

    The good news is, at 24 you have a much faster recovery time , and your body will adapt alot faster ; hopefully this is the only big injury of your career.
     
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