Smashed My Fingers Saturday - Scared Me!
On Saturday afternoon, I was unloading band gear from my van and the sliding door slammed shut on my index and middle fingers on my right hand. Scared me as I did not know if I broke them or not and they started to swell and bleed.
The first thing that I thought of is how am I going to play Sunday.
I immediately ran into the house and ran cold water on them and bandaged them. I kept moving them even though they hurt badly and were bleeding.
Thankfully, I did not break them. I was able to play a festival gig yesterday and all that's left is a small injury on each finger and they are still sore but moveable.
I am always super careful with my hands to guard against injuries but this just happened so quickly.
Same boat , different port here. My day job is in construction and I work with some pretty dangerous stuff , so I'm always worried about mashing or even cutting something off.Had a few misshaps but so far nothing too serious. Be carefull out there.
I came very close to crushing my fingers the other day while mucking about in my garage. Fortunately, I recognized my stupidity just in time and got away with just one blackened fingernail. Scared the crap out of me though.
You gotta watch those digits! Pretty much cut off the tip of my L middle finger when younger, cut it 3/4 through, right through the nail. Still have a minorly impressive scar. Full sensitivity still there, luckily.
Extra careful since then.
Good to hear you're recovering.
Last January, I did a little maintenance on my drain gutter. When I was closing the ladder, I accidentally slammed it shut on my thumb.
Good Lord, that hurt! Over the course of the next few weeks, the thumb swelled up. Through a few weeks, the nail turned black, sort of disintegrated & fell off, leaving me with an uncovered thumb. NOTE: The skin under your nail is extremely sensitive! It took almost a full month for a new nail to slowly work its way up.
My thumb was finally healed & ready for use around mid-June (almost 6 months!) The timing was pretty much perfect because I had ordered a new F Bass which arrived on July 2. Further to that, I had a backordered Warwick Rockbass Alien Deluxe 6 which arrived a few weeks later.
I'm a member of the Lone Wolf Club, so I'm not playing with anyone, There wasn't really a musical urgency.
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