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I've tried to be quiet; It's impossible.

"Mommy, my motorcycle guy!!!  his leg came off!!"  Aiden is in tears, you'd think it was HIS OWN LEG that came off...ahh, 3 years olds.

Im the HERO...I CAN FIX IT!!!

To the Kitchen Island I gallop, ready to make the day RIGHT again, for my small emoional, being....

Somehting went wrong g during surgery...I cant say what, as I am merely a plastic surgeon "of sorts", but the outcome is PAINFUL...and I dont mean for the motor cycle guy.

Thats my thumb there that the leg has so thoroughly secured itself to.  When I try to pull it off, my skin tears, and its EXCRUTIATING...

(yet, I sit here, cracking up cause this little plastic leg just bumbles around on my thumb like a wart while I try to type...).


Ah, yes, and HAPPY SATURDAY!

Thanks in advance...

**IM FREE!  Its off, its off!!!!  ahhhh....little neosporin and a band aid, and we're ON OUR WAY.  No more plastic surgery for me though...Im just not cut out for it.



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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:15 PM roflmao - i cant find my phone, i want to call you. i dont know how to get it off - let me google it - ill get back to you in a minute!!

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:15 PM paint thinner, got any

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:17 PM TRIED THAT.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:17 PM nail polish remover

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:17 PM

my google results -

acetone (nail polish remover) of goo-gone (maybe dh has some in the garage)

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:18 PM Thats was the FIRST thing I tried.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:18 PM

If you have acetone (in stores - cosmetics dept, nail polish remover) dab that on the affected area with a cotton ball, Kleenex, or TP wad. Be sure to use as little as possible. Acetone is flammable and dangerous, but it does a number on super glue. I used hydrochloric acid once and that worked, but I also happened to be wearing safety glasses and gloves in an extremely well-ventilated and cool area when I used it to come between my leg and a big piece of acrylic. (Long wrong-place/wrong-time story). Otherwise, I'd never have bothered. It stinks, big time. More important, it's dangerous. Why have major surgery when a band-aid will do?

Generally, the first thing we usually do is to cover the affected area with Vaseline or lotion, wait for a few minutes, and then wipe away the residue. Invariably, there's less glue stuck to skin. Then, either soak the affected area in hot water (as hot as you can stand without burning your already-irritated skin. Give the water time to warm up first, BTW) or let hot water run over the area. Then, soap it up and rinse. Most of the glue will come off with that and the rest, you can wipe off.

Sometimes Goo-Gone and the orange stuff works well, depending on the chemical properties of the super glue you're using.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:19 PM oh shit, you are screwed!!!

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:19 PM

What adhesive were you using?


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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:21 PM

Super Glue..and The Acetone Now burns my torn skin....


Come on...ya know????  Sheesh....I loath myself sometimes.

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