l was at the beach, and I ran my hand down the railing. Big mistake. I had a large piece of wood lodged under my thumbnail, and I had to get my thumbnail removed completely.
Jesus fuck! I can feel that, but hey I asked for it! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯It's definitely not a splinter but I was really drunk one time and one of my friends dared me to stick a toothpick in my big toe's toenail and I kicked the wall and embedded it into my toe. That hospital bill was not fun.
I was big on keeping cactus for a while. (Is cactus thorn even counts as a splinter?)
So when i moved to my current home, i bought a few cactus, because i like them more than most flowers. There was this pretty one, called Fig Cactus, or Opuntia. That thing grows like crazy. The kind that grow thorns in bunches. So... mine was around 1m/3.2feet tall, and weight around 20-25kg/40-50lbs. And during the winter, they need to be kept inside, so it won't freeze and die. I was good at moving it. Did it for 2 years in a row. I had this ceramic pot i was planting it in, so i can bring it inside. Digging it out from the ground was okay. Covered it in some thick fabric, while i layed it onto the ground, the roots went into the pot, and then make it stand up. Thick welder glows, thick fabric around the cactus, and i was wearing double pullovers(thanks cold weather). Went like a dream. Then when it was finally stable into the pot, fabric down from the cactus, ready to lift and time to bring it inside. Yea... that's what i thought. As soon as i lift it, the side of the pot gave in to the weight, and broke dow, and cactus decided to "lean" on me for support. I suffered around 200 stings, burning sensations in my left arm, shoulder and left side of the front of my chest for days, and since in my pain, i dropped the cactus, what fell onto the ground, and got damaged from the fall, poor thing got brown, started to turn woodlike thick on the middle, and died in a few weeks.
Fuck that sounds rough.l was at the beach, and I ran my hand down the railing. Big mistake. I had a large piece of wood lodged under my thumbnail, and I had to get my thumbnail removed completely.
This is a heartbreaking story, both for your arm and the cactus. Prickly pears are delicious.
I'm sorry the pain lasted for so long, like holy shit that's one evolutionarily powerful being!
Did you ever get a replacement cactus?
Also a moment of silence for the passed cactus. *raises paws*
That must have been a super problematic splinter if it's right next to you getting some steel in your leg :c
Funny how the little things can matter just as much as the big ones. ;-;