I'm back

By poertner_1274
Jul 23, 2004
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  1. I'm back, but will only be here for a little while until my fingers/hands heal properly.

    I got injured at work 2 weeks ago, and now have 2nd degree birns on both of my hands and fingers. It sucks bigtime, cause I have to type everything with my thumbs. So that's all I've got for now, but I'll be back in another week or 2.
  2. SOB

    SOB Banned Posts: 119

    bummer, dude

    nothing is worse than a burn.....nothing,.... well, maybe the dentist.
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I'm typing this with my thumbs, and man it sucks. I feel sorry for you dude.

    But good luck with your healing and we'll see you soon :D

    And I can imagine pain worse than a burn or the dentist...

    Well maybe not a root canal with no anaesthesia.
  4. Akio

    Akio TS Rookie Posts: 249

    Wow! I'm sorry to hear that poertner_1274, how did it happen in the first place? And I just bought Counter Strike and Counter Strike Condition Zero today! I'm currently installing it on my other computer as we Speak!
  5. Rory7

    Rory7 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Jesus thats terrible, will they scar? At least you should get a heavy compensation pay of?

    edit: just realised how crappy it is typing with thumbs, just reply when uve healed.
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    See kids ? This is what happens when you take three Viagra pills right before the wife says she's going out to play bingo... :p

    That sucks man. I hope your work is repaying you for the trouble somehow. Do you have days off to recover ?
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Just tried typing with my thumbs...

    Not amusing.
  8. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    The concept/process of trying to type with the thumbs is amusing. I'm sure it's entertaining for a third party to watch.

    The how you got there isn't. :dead:

    Dang Poert, that sucks. I hope your wife is being good to you and all...

    This post was typed without the thumbs. Took me 5 minutes to type a 1 sentence message to sngx to see if he knew what had happened.
  9. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    That sounds really bad. Hope you'll recover and get back on track real soon.
  10. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Get better soon dude.....we'll be waitin'. Sorry to hear about your accident and all. :(
  11. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    That's a shame.

    I hope you get well soon.
  12. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Topic Starter Posts: 4,172

    I can't do anything for myself. I pretty much have to be fed, bathed, and cared for. I'm just glad I'm married, otherwise mom would have to do it...

    I've been off for 2 weeks, and get all of next week off as well. Not sure if I'll get compensated or not cause I'm a contract employee, but I should find out later this week.

    That's all for now, take care all.
  13. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Topic Starter Posts: 4,172

    Gonna be gone another week at the lake. Won't be able to do much unfortunately, cause I love wakeboarding, and my hands are still going to be tender and screwed up.

    But I'll make the best of it.

    Anyway just a quick note before I left.

    p.s. Don't worry I'll be back in full force once my hands fully recover.
  14. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    You're not sure you'll be compensated?? I thought the US was the land of compensation culture (although we're just as bad now I guess), but here it doesn't matter what way you're employed by someone, they'd be liable....

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