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posted by [personal profile] adonnchaid at 01:10pm on 18/04/2016
It's not a big deal compared to what others are going through, but a couple of weeks ago I jammed the middle finger of my left hand, and damaged something so I couldn't straighten the end joint. I wasn't too worried on account of no real pain, no bleeding, clearly not life threatening. I made a Dr. appt which was this morning. They took x-rays and examined it, turns out I managed to do a small fracture to one of the bones and tore/damaged something soft-tissue-ish that's making it so I can't straighten the finger. Upshot is that I now have to wear a splint on the finger 24/7 for the next six weeks. If I let it bend at all, whatever soft tissue healing is going on will get broken again. This makes typing very complicated. Plus, when I mentioned all the things I have to do these days, they said no holding dog leashes in the left hand. Uh huh. Sure. Like that'll happen... (for those that don't know, dogs in training all work on the left side of the handler).

And as if that wasn't enough, since I was at a hand Dr. I mentioned the trigger finger problem I have on my right hand (bent finger gets stuck and you have to force it straight again), so they gave me a cortisone shot in that hand, which makes it feel achey today...
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posted by [personal profile] devilc at 12:56am on 19/04/2016
You are the 2nd person I know who has broken a finger that way, this week.

Don't get any kidney issues.

(rest and be well)
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posted by [personal profile] adonnchaid at 05:19am on 19/04/2016
I've had a long talk with the rest of my body parts and told them no more breaking things!
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posted by [personal profile] farad at 03:49pm on 20/04/2016
OMG! So sorry - and you did a remarkably good post for having one (key) finger incapacitated! I hope you're not too limited in other things with the finger.

How did the cortisone work? Did it help? (Was it worth the initial pain?)
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posted by [personal profile] adonnchaid at 02:00am on 21/04/2016
Oh, they said I shouldn't pull weeds or hold the dog leash in the left hand, and we know how that's not going to work for me :)

I'm not sure how much the cortisone has done yet, I'm going to do a wait and see thing on that, but I'll let you know. At least the initial pain/discomfort was only for one day...

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