Well, I hosed my finger up pretty good. Rapidly slicing fresh rinsed potatoes on a mandoline slicer, I inadvertently permitted it to violently liberate 2 slices of my finger, each about 1/8" thick, with impressive alacrity. I didn't feel a thing until after the second cut was made. Once I felt the tiny little nick (it seriously felt like pricking my finger on a tack), I looked down to see a completely clean wound simply engulf with blood.
Between trying to show my wife my destroyed finger and clean it in the sink I somehow got it wrapped up in gauze (BAD idea - keep reading...) and got it to stop bleeding. I knew what "stuck pig" was like before, but this was a good reminder.
Some 4 hours or so later, we went to remove the gauze. The blood clot hat attached the gauze to the remnant of my fingertip. This was a nightmare to undo. If you are reading this because this has happened to you, just find a vicodin or something. I'd have rather waxed a very sensitive area than done that. Wow. Anyway, I finally got the gauze off and re-bandaged it with a band-aid with some Neosporin, some gauze, and some medical tape. Basically, a breathable, clean, no-stick, antibacterial covering.
Unfortunately, I didn't get video or anything of that. I didn't want to either - it was a gruesome, bloody mess that I probably couldn't post up here anyway.
So, this is where I leave those with weaker stomachs behind. The pictures beyond the break are pretty graphic, so don't say you weren't warned...