IAmA man who at 21 severed his hand with a saw and received leech therapy! AMA! (NSFW Pics inside)
Due to the surge of hand pictures littered throughout Reddit recently, my wife talked me into doing this AMA! I never thought these pictures would see the light of internet.
A little back story: I worked with my father(who is the floor manager) at a pallet shop. We built skids and pallets for the surrounding steel companies and such to ship their products out on. It was first thing on the morning of Monday, October 11, 2010(Of all days, my Mother's birthday) that I had my accident with a pop-up saw. During my stay at the hospital I received leech therapy to try and keep my fingers alive.
The pictures are kinda rough to look at(for me atleast), but feel free to ask any questions. Regrettably, I have no pictures of the leeches themselves, but I do have picture proof via itemized statements of my stay. I have far more medical knowledge now than I should! I learned a ton on the way.
EDIT - Since some interest in the leeches has popped up, here is an album with proof of that. It's an itemized summary of everything I received in my initial stay at the ICU. The last picture shows how much the insurance company gets charged for leeches http://imgur.com/a/ohe4y
EDIT 2 - Here's a picture showing the total for my 15 day stay in the ICU http://imgur.com/MTZGC
Final Edit* - I'm back to answering questions! There still seems to be some continued interest so I'll just keep answering as long as they keep coming. I'll try to dig up some more pictures as well. I know I have some littered about on SD cards.