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  1. Shithead

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    Landscaper survives 3-inch nail in eye after weed-whacker mishap
    By Associated Press

    May 14, 2015 | 10:02am

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    There must have been a four-leaf clover in those weeds. A 27-year-old landscaper escaped with barely a scratch after a nearly 3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker.

    Doctors who removed the nail at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital describe the case in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

    “When you looked at him, all you saw was the back end of the nail” in his right eye, said Dr. Wael Asaad, a neurosurgeon now at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University.

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    It happened about two years ago, and the man wasn’t identified.
    Doctors couldn’t tell how long the nail was or its path, so radiologist Dr. Rajiv Gupta used a new type of CT scanner to get detailed images.

    “It reached almost to the tip of the other eye and the brain. It was a very long nail,” he said.

    The good news: It had not penetrated the globe of the eye, but was to one side.

    The bad news: It was lodged against one of the main arteries supplying blood to the head, and another artery serving the other eye.

    “The tip of the nail was like the finger in the dam. We were worried that if we pulled it out, there would be bleeding” — a jet of blood that could damage the other eye or the brain, or even prove fatal, Asaad said.

    So they made an elaborate plan in case an artery ruptured and had to be repaired: One surgeon was ready to operate through the head. A second surgeon was ready to operate through the neck. As these two stood by, a third surgeon carefully pulled out the nail.

    They waited several minutes. No major bleeding occurred. They stopped sedating him and the patient was allowed to wake. After a tetanus shot and a prescription for five days of preventive antibiotics, he was on his way.

    A checkup eight weeks later showed his vision had returned to normal. Had the nail struck 1 millimeter away, he likely would have had major damage, doctors said.

    As dramatic as it was, “nails penetrating the skull are not as uncommon as you would think,” usually from nail gun accidents, Asaad said.

    Gupta said the lesson is clear: “Wear eye protection whenever operating heavy machinery” or power tools, even simple ones used in gardening.
     
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    Gee, I wonder why they recommend that you wear a $3 pair of safety glasses when you work?
     
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    This. I have a big area that I weed-whack. I always wear saftey glasses. I've had little rocks come up and hit my glasses.
     
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    This. ^^^
     
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    Always bragging about your "big area" on here. Geez, give it a rest already.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Fuck off asshole. I can't help it if you live in a ghetto. Maybe if you worked as hard as I did you would have a better life.
     
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    Not quite up to speed on the humor aspect of Dawg's?
     
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    i think he was making a sexual innuendo
     
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    If you were to being funny, I'm sorry.
     
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    Just remember: there's always another gardener available on the sidewalk outside of Home Depot if the first one suffers an inconvenient mishap. :grad:

    No need to get the doctors and authorities involved.

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    I'm a little slow sometimes.
     
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