Well, I've done gone and sliced my right-hand index finger reeeeeeal good. Twice. The cuts are pretty deep, and band-aids weren't helping much. I finally used super-glue and strips of gauze to close the cuts, then bandaged everything up with hopes that I wouldn't bleed to death.
So far, so good.
Except my finger hurts a lot. Which makes typing in my blog kind of clutzy and painful.
But drawing isn't so bad, because I can use my middle-finger to mouse-click*...
I am such a weenie when it comes to bleeding.
Which is why I'm going to take a couple of Excedrin PM now so I can forget my pain and get some sleep. If you don't hear from me ever again, it's because the super-glue dissolved and I bled to death in my sleep. Oh well. I suppose there are worse ways to go.
*Even more importantly, I can also still use my middle-finger to flip people off.
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That looks like your LEFT hand.
Dang, I cut myself again today too, washed with alcohol then the super glue to close it up.
Glad it isn’t just me.
You know what *else* you can’t use that hand for now…uh huh. Oh sorry, I meant to offer clotty kisses to make it all better 🙂
Uh, I don’t think superglue is such a good idea. Maybe you should go to a professional and get it looked at? I know, silly me…
Awww, poor Dave! Do you need a kiss on your boo-boo to make it feel better?
I hate to ask, but how did you manage to do that twice?
Happy Flipping! (At least you have a good, solid reason to be flipping people off now)
And, by the way, why in the hell did you cut yourself? There are counselors.
Aww, that’s so cute! Little Dave still hasn’t learned his right from his left!
And at least you know how to use the mouse. I’m on my sister’s computer trying to use a mouse for the first time in over 5 years, and I’m beginning to think you could draw me with all thumbs!
Did you really superglue your cut shut, or did I mis-read it?
Phil… I draw Lil’ Dave as a mirror-image of myself, and have done so since the very beginning (well, ALMOST the beginning, as I made the decision in DaveToon #2)… so my right hand is his left (and vice-versa). This is a conscious decision, as Lil’ Dave is a reflection of my life, and not an actual representation of it (as is this blog, which I explain in my FAQ).
Michael… Yep, super-glue’s skin-bonding properties can be used for good as well as evil. 🙂
Hilly… Eating chocolate pudding?
Mooselet… Actually, super-glue for cuts works remarkably well. It’s not like I pour it in the wound or anything… I just use it to keep the cut closed.
Lisa… Either that or a fifth of vodka…
Kaelb… Metal shelving. I didn’t realize that I had cut myself the first time until I saw the blood from the second cut. D’oh!
Lewis… Well, it wasn’t intentional! I am too bid a weenie to ever cut myself on purpose.
Robin… Lil’ Dave is my mirror image, and is always drawn opposite-handed (e.g. Pope Dave has his staff in his left hand, bitch-slaps people using his left hand, etc… even though I am right-handed). As I mentioned in my comment to Phil above, this is intentional, and I have a specific reason for doing it. 🙂
Avitable… Yep, super-glue works great for this kind of thing… so long as you can find a non-bloody surface and keep it out of the wound. I usually use it in conjunction with gauze or fabric like a band-aid.
see – and i always thought you were supposed to keep super glue OFF you fingers. who knew it was the alternative to stitches?! hope you feel better – stay away from all these knives, man!
Seriously, superglue? That just seems so wrong in so many ways.
Unless you’re implying you’re superman, and require superglue for a supercut, and in that case I can understand.
So much for you standing in for Jimmy Page.
Vodka makes everything better.
I have heard of people using superglue for cuts. Apparently it is very similar to NuSkin, which is made for exactly that.
I do think it is a little ironic, that little Dave is holding a knife in one post and in the next post he has a cut and is all bandaged up.
Oops, it was even worse than I thought… bad monkey has the knife.
Back when I was a grad student I stabbed the end of my left hand thumb with one of those box cutting exacto-knife type things.
Lots of blood. Which I realized when I stuck my thumb in my mouth. Then I shook my hand and sprayed it everywhere.
I ended up just using suture bandaids to hold it closed and it took a couple of weeks to heal properly.
Still makes me shiver thinking about it.
I don’t know why people are freaking out about the superglue.
That “Liquid Bandage” stuff is basically medicated superglue…and it works great.
(Speaking from someone who wounds herself daily.)
Skin adhesive which is use medically has the same stuff in as Super-glue, so works just as well.
My Dad, he has stitched himself up with Mum’s sewing needle and thread when he has cut himself.
So…this had nothing to do with the knife you found in the bushes.
i hope your super glue/gauze technique worked and you’re feeling better!
I hope your cut had healed up pretty well before you took Excedrin! The asprin thins your blood and makes you bleed longer. Anyway, I am way too late to be of any actual help, sorry! Hope it feels better!