How many of us do this? I cut the dickens out of my thumb last week ( with no liver in sight.) and rather than leave and have it checked out by a doc, I iced, wrapped and rubber gloved the next three hours to get my shift done. Lucky for me I cut through the nail and stiches were not an option, doc said that would be even more traumatic. so I got my tetnis shot, steri stripped my finger together and went on my merry way. The throbbing can be troublesome thow.