lol... some pretty good stories here.
gotta love those DUH moment.
I was pulling the front apart on the wife's truck. camo method.
well as I lifted the outer assembly up the grease was sticking the bearing in the up position. it needs to stay in the outer ball.
yep, stuck my thumb in there to push it down. the outer came off cutting half way through my thumb and nail.. nice.
had to save the brake line. got it on the milk crate. YES it was squirting blood.
grabbed the sterial shop towel..
wrapped it up. ran into the house. and started washing it out. full of grease.. crap..
ER around here is like a 4 hour wait, even for a nurse that works there.
Wife came running up the stairs and asked how bad I was hurt. I asked how did you know I was hurt. she said any time the door slams open and I run up the stairs and she hears running water, she knows I am hurt...
guess there is a theme there.
anyways she looks into the sink and asked how bad is it? I said not bad but I have to get the grease out of it. do we have a new tooth brush? and could you get the dish soap? she said OMG I can't watch. I said just get it.
she said you need to go to the ER it is squirting. I said that is good it is washing the crap out. also mentioned that I didn't want to wait all after noon at the er. then she understood.
so held it open. dumped on the soap, tooth brush and scrubbed till I thought I was going to die. rinsing at the same time.
took a few breaths and looked, looked really good, that is no grease and the thumb was even pretty clean.
did the best I could to realign the nail and flesh. triple antibiotic ointment, (I have the 4 oz tube).
it did ok. was sore as heck for a few weeks.