I cut my middle forearm badly at work yesterday - 3 inches long and almost an inch deep. Blood pouring out like a waterfall everywhere. I called for a tourniquet to stop it and had towels wrapped around my arm immediately. I was rushed to hospital by ambulance. Heck, in my mind's eye I can still see my arm being sliced open. Fortunately no tendons were cut - just the muscle.No major blood arteries were cut,fortunately. A smaller vein was severed though and I lost a fair amount of blood. I still can move my hand fingers and haven't lost feeling in these so that's good, but on one side of the wound there's no feeling in an area, so a nerve has been cut.
My arm was all stitched up inside and outside - about 12 stitches in all. It's all bandaged up and in a sling now although I can take it out from time to time to do small things. The funny thing is that when the accident happened, I didn't feel any pain. So I'm going to be off work for a while - in ten days the stitches will be removed and I will be told when I would be able to return to work. What a bummer.