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Scary Times

Posted by AndyW on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Had a bit of a scare this morning. Closed the bathroom door behind me and managed to trap the end of my right hand middle finger.

Big deal you say! However as a clawhammer player that is my frailing finger, and having lost fingernails in the past,  the throbbing I was getting was recogniseable, and just a bit worrying. (Big hint, don't juggle with large metal petanque boules).

Luckily, I think my finger must have been side on, and the throbbing faded without a black fingernail to show for it. Had it been twisted 90 degrees I think I'd have been drilling my fingernail to release the pressure, and then subsequently relearning how to pick using my index finger instead.

Crisis over. But a pensive few minutes.  Phew.... 

8 comments on “Scary Times”

dgibson Says:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @4:10:04 AM

I year ago I my middle finger on my left had a little too close to a drill bit. Tore the chunk out of the tip of my finger. Took a while to heal. Glad you are OK.

WayneConrad Says:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @5:42:12 AM


n1wr Says:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @6:37:01 AM

It would probably be surprising to see how many of us, over the years, have injured hands or fingers. I've done it to both hands, at different times, plus now I'm dealing with arthritis in my right thumb. Part of the journey, I guess!

mike gregory Says:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @8:22:08 AM

DANG you!
Now I've got to look on AOL Images for "petanque boules".

mike gregory Says:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @8:23:45 AM

Big metal balls.
Sort of GUESSED that, but, nice to know I'm a good guesser.
Also nice to know you can keep in frailing.

Boadicea Says:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @4:05:38 PM

I have done a few little cuts, and a couple of deeper cuts on my fingers, and they seemed to take forever to heal when I was keen to get back to practising/playing. WayneConrad nailed it when he said "Whew!" I don't wash up anymore, so I don't soften up my calluses. We really have to protect our fingers, hands, arms, shoulders and bodies!

WayneConrad Says:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @6:19:55 PM

Boadicea -- After you've played long enough, the callouses will go all the way down to the bone. You'll be able to wash dishes, dry your hands, and pick up the banjo right then. Can you imagine it?

Boadicea Says:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @11:14:03 PM

No not really WayneConrad that is a magical destination on the wonderful journey that is banjo playing/learning/practising!

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