It was evening on Friday 23th, August 2002, a day before the first general rehearsal for the second and last season my Campus would present the musical play "Cats", and I was ready to kick bass for the 1st show, which would be on Monday 26.. So I got into my brohter's bedroom and was received with a hostile "Largate, idiota!" (get out, idiot).. So I started to make fun of my brother's attitude and bad temper.. at first he joked with me for a while until he thought it would be funnier for him If he kicked me while I was on the floor, where I had been laying since I came into his room. As he kicked me more and more, I would only laugh and try to dodge some of his kicks until one of them hit me in my weak point.. He kicked me in my left hand and my thumb got out of its place... It ended up near the index finger.. all twisted.. It wasn't only the pain what shocked me but the horror of seing it. So I put it back in its place, slapped my brother in the face as hard as I could and ran to the fridge to get some ice.. Ok.. Later a friend of mine who is director of the band took me to a hospital.. I got my thumb plastered and the doctor told me I shouldn't move it at all until he checked it on monday, before the show, to see if I could play.. Ok.. so I spent the weekend without moving my thumb and the doc. checked me on monday.. He said I was able to play. He put me this orthopedic thing to keep my thumb from moving.. and told me to take it off only to play. I got to the theatre and grabbed tha band's Fender P. (we though the neck on my BTB5 would be too painful for my thumb.. but we had NO IDEA..) When I held the neck and played a line, my thumb bended back a little bit.. but I got scared as hell.. I felt an horrifying pain and almost fainted down.. really.. The idea of not being able to play a gan in my life invaded my mind.. It felt horrible.. I never thought I would one day feel that way about playing bass, wich is the thing that fulfills me more and i feel more passion towards. But well.. another bass player had learned some of the songs in case I couldn't play, but I managed to use the orthopedic "device" to play. I shaped it to protect my thumb in the position I hold tha bass, and it helped very well.. Eventhoug the back of the neck slipped many times, i handled to playwell using much more finger pressure than thumb pressure.. The 3 days of shows were great, I handled the situation just fine.. I wish I had played as I did on earlier rehearsals but shouldn't ask for more.. I went to see the doc. after the first show and says my thumb is in its right place but the sinew has not been rehabilitated since the accident. My thumb is in rehabilitation.. I can't use it for anything and can only remove the orthopedic thing to have baths.. I'm gonna get checked by the doctor i about two weeks.. and hope my finger gets well.. I wish it gets as perfect as it was before the dislocation... I've promise myself to play ALL the time when my thumb gets well. If anyone has had an axperience like this with his/her fingres.. and is okay now... I would feel very happy to know.. TAKE CARE OF YOUR HANDS:: all of you. they are an invaluable treasure. BTW.. I hope I can gte some pictures of the show.. Peace.