08-14-2016, 09:03 PM
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I was shaving with my feather dx this morning and was almost done when this happened. I was using my normal accoutrements jack black beard lube, country club for men la habana, feather xd with feather pro guard blade, wolf whiskers synthetic brush, thayers lavender witch hazel, Nivea men's lotion and country club for men modern fougere.

Anyways I had accidentally acquired some soap on my fingers and the razor slipped. This is the end result.
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So anyways I left a small knock or incision by my carotid artery. I mean to tell you this thing bled. I tried for a half an hour to get this thing to stop.

Well anyways I got it stopped at roughly 11:30 our time. Enjoying what was left of our Sunday I watched "Top Gun" and was enjoying dinner at around 6:30 when the wife looked over at me and said "oh my god". Fearing these words I looked at her and said how bad was it and my t shirt was semi covered in blood.

Waited over an hr to be seen and over two in the er. Thank you God for derma-glue as the er even had problems trying to get it stopped. Long story short next time fingers are getting a little slick I will take care of that problem before continuing.

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 08-14-2016, 10:00 PM
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Glad to see you are okay.   Shaving can be fun except when you start cutting into main cardiovascular systems.

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 08-15-2016, 02:34 AM
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(08-14-2016, 10:00 PM)Urbanwalk Wrote: Glad to see you are okay.   Shaving can be fun except when you start cutting into main cardiovascular systems.

Thanks! I think I will be refining my technique a little in the coming weeks to definitely be more careful around that area and all areas in general.

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 08-15-2016, 03:28 AM
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(08-14-2016, 10:00 PM)Urbanwalk Wrote: Glad to see you are okay.   Shaving can be fun except when you start cutting into main cardiovascular systems.
+1  You actually cut into the carotid artery? Glad you were finally given care in the ER. As your tagline says, you were certainly "involved" in this incident, so I'm sure you'll give that area a wide berth until completely healed and get some alum on your hands for the entire shaving procedure.

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 08-15-2016, 03:37 AM
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(08-15-2016, 03:28 AM)beamon Wrote:
(08-14-2016, 10:00 PM)Urbanwalk Wrote: Glad to see you are okay.   Shaving can be fun except when you start cutting into main cardiovascular systems.
+1  You actually cut into the carotid artery? Glad you were finally given care in the ER. As your tagline says, you were certainly "involved" in this incident, so I'm sure you'll give that area a wide berth until completely healed and get some alum on your hands for the entire shaving procedure.

It was close to the carotid a close call indeed and I probably should have seeked professional care a little earlier as my wife suggested.

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 08-15-2016, 07:53 AM
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  • kav
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I am again reviving an old shaving adage ( I wish I could remember the author for credit). " It's your face not a race" I haven't stepped up to some of the wonderfull razors or handles out there; but aggressive checkering or ribbing is a MUST when I do.

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 08-15-2016, 08:00 AM
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Glad to hear you are doing well.

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 08-15-2016, 08:15 AM
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Holy Mother of G-d! 
I am profoundly grateful that you are alright, I hope your wife is . . . 
And many thanks for letting us all know. It's important. 

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 08-15-2016, 11:06 AM
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Good Gawd... that looks very painful.

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 08-15-2016, 11:15 AM
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  • EricM
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Someone had to do it!  Tongue

I'm glad you didn't cut yourself any deeper!  Those Feathers are sharp as h***!

Eric

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 08-15-2016, 03:56 PM
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Glad you're ok. I always keep an alum block handy to rub my fingers on during the shave.

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 08-15-2016, 04:09 PM
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Man that is a nasty, those Feathers are wicked sharp.  Glad your OK.

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 08-15-2016, 05:01 PM
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infa-lab nick relief powder does a great job on bigger nicks.  lot more stopping power than stypic or most coagulators.  think I got a three pack from amazon when I got into knives.  glad you are on the mend.

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 08-15-2016, 05:08 PM
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Thanks all, now it's just into recovery and not shaving for a week or so. This is definitely a terrible way to learn a lesson but a lesson well learned. I am glad that the opposite outcome did not occur as my wife would have killed me after I was dead and gone. Always be prepared for the worst and expect the best. 

I am glad there are so many gentlemen who share the same passion that I have. People at work looked at me today like what in the hell where you using a straight razor for. Because of the passion I have and the way that it makes me feel closer to my deceased grandfather who also enjoyed the same great tradition I will continue on in the endeavor of what is called the perfect shave.

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 08-16-2016, 03:08 AM
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(08-15-2016, 05:08 PM)Occam Wrote: ...I will continue on in the endeavor of what is called the perfect shave.
Atta boy! It's like falling off a horse... You gotta mount up again, and continue riding.

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 08-16-2016, 06:45 PM
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(08-16-2016, 03:08 AM)beamon Wrote:
(08-15-2016, 05:08 PM)Occam Wrote: ...I will continue on in the endeavor of what is called the perfect shave.
Atta boy! It's like falling off a horse... You gotta mount up again, and continue riding.

I did exactly that tonight! I pulled the trigger on my att se and got my bbs in three passes being careful around my affected area! Anxiety over.....

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 08-17-2016, 11:05 PM
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Scary how quickly it can happen. Glad you're not seriously hurt and back at it.

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 08-18-2016, 05:54 AM
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Safety razors do have advantages. Glad you are fine.

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 08-18-2016, 06:43 AM
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(08-18-2016, 05:54 AM)lloydrm Wrote: Safety razors do have advantages. Glad you are fine.

For the last 2 months I have been transitioning to straight razors without major incident.  One day I am  in a hurry and grab a DE for a quick clean up.

Gashed myself with the DE lol

Granted you reduce the odds greatly with a safety razor, and if you have a problem its rather difficult to hit an artery with a safety razor.

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 08-18-2016, 07:35 AM
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Battle scars attract women.

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