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        11-08-2012, 08:05 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    It took a little courage building in order to read this thread...LOL
    Usually injuries don't bother me, but very squeamish about losing nails. It always seems I have managed to do something stupid for it to happen though..LOL

    For the most part all of my nails have grown back normal, my toenails have been smashed from a digging bar, literaly pulled out by a horse stepping on my foot and sliding off of it(was wearing boots) and ripped backwards off from a piece of corrugated tin(I was barefoot). The one that did grow back a little funky was my thumbnail. I ripped it off getting the oil fill cap off of a truck, hand slipped off and ripped it off on the fan shroud. Hasn't been the same since, not sure what I could of done to help it though.
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        11-10-2012, 01:36 PM
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    I agree with Cowchick - I can take most things in my stride but fingernails ripped off makes my stomach turn!
    Worse time with my big toenail was when a horse not only stood on it but spun around.
    I was really busy at the time and just limped around until the pain wore off.
    Indoors that evening I noticed a trail of blood and thought it was one of the dogs. Couldn't find anything - then saw more at the kitchen sink and realised it was me.
    When I removed my sock my toenail was best part off but the worse was that the nail bed and over the top of my toe and down the back was split right open.
    It was a mess and of course hurt like mad!
    I washed it off, put some wound powder on it and a dressing and duck taped it! It worked and the nail grew back fine.

    Three or four years ago I had a skin problem which my GP didn't recognise. It got really bad and the skin on my hands and soles of my feet were like rawhide leather. My feet swelled so much that the only shoes I could get on were four sizes to big and even then the velcro fastenings would not do up.

    I lost all my toe and finger nails but they grew back fine. Odd thing is that my nails have never been over strong but the nail on my right thumb, although not attached to the nail bed down one side is as tough as well - nails! I can use it as a screwdriver!
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        11-10-2012, 01:40 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Uhm my mare stepped on my toe and I moved her over and instead of her lifting her foot off she slid it off and off came my toe nail with blood everywhere.

    It has sence grown out and yes, I did go riding right after she did it
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        11-10-2012, 04:12 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Here's one that will turn your stomach and Chick will be able to identify with it a bit better than others because she's a roper.

    My Dad was at a team roping and some how or another ended up with the rope wrapped around his thumb. It didn't pop it off like other unlucky folks, but it did run about 8-10 feet of nylon around and across the nail of his thumb. For those who don't know, a rope burn from that type of rope in that situation is about 10 times worse than a rope burn from a lead rope or a lunge line. The rope simply burned his thumbnail completely off and burned down into the quick so it didn't even bleed. Eventually even that nail grew back and is relatively normal. It's got a couple of ridges, but nothing unmanageable.
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        11-11-2012, 10:24 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    My boss smashed my finger when she slammed the safe door shut...the nail was half dead like yours for almost a month, but then it started coming off on it's own. They take FOREVER to grow out and grow back in, but you will have your nail again someday. :)
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        11-11-2012, 07:23 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Here's one that will turn your stomach and Chick will be able to identify with it a bit better than others because she's a roper.

    My Dad was at a team roping and some how or another ended up with the rope wrapped around his thumb. It didn't pop it off like other unlucky folks, but it did run about 8-10 feet of nylon around and across the nail of his thumb. For those who don't know, a rope burn from that type of rope in that situation is about 10 times worse than a rope burn from a lead rope or a lunge line. The rope simply burned his thumbnail completely off and burned down into the quick so it didn't even bleed. Eventually even that nail grew back and is relatively normal. It's got a couple of ridges, but nothing unmanageable.
    Gah!! After I read this I walked around holding my thumbs.....not good...ick.
    I had this almost happen branding with a glassed over poly rope, but it was on the tip of my thumb and not nearly as bad as your pops, Geez!
         

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