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Broke my damn finger

Post by Bork » Sun Feb 19, 23:25 2017

I went skiing today, and on the third or fourth run I sort of fell - not really fell, just pulled up too sharply onto a large mogul thing and fell into it. And it was fine. I've definitely done that before, and it hurts your pride more than anything.

Except my finger also hurt a bit too. Not terribly, just enough for me to notice. I skied back down to the lift, and by then my finger was hurting substantially more. It looked a bit odd, too, but nothing immediately jumped out as "holyshitbad!" So I sat around and wiggled my finger a bit, then put my gloves back on and kept skiing.

Then I broke for lunch a few hours later, and holy shit my finger was swollen and bruised. Like, so swollen it almost didn't fit in my glove. And then I finished lunch and went back to skiing because my options were sit around for another 2+ hours or keep skiing. Finger was def becoming more problematic though, and I only lasted another hour before calling it a day.

I still had to take the shuttle back downtown, then bus back to my place. Then take pup outside, get my gear arranged so it wouldn't get all gross and mildewy, put on mascara (because I'm not a complete barbarian), THEN go to Urgent Care.

...which is where I found out that no, finger was not just jammed, it was very solidly broken. In multiple places. But the only bone broken was the middle bone in my left pinky finger. My nurse seemed very impressed, both by that and the overall breakage.

THIS REALLY HURTS. And is massively inconvenient. I have this giant splint thing on my left pinky and I can't totally use that hand at all right now. The whole hand has been effectively rendered useless BY THE LITTLEST FINGER ON IT. And I'm trying to ice it, but the gauze is proving quite insulating.

I can't go skiing anymore either, until it heals. THIS SUCKS.
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Re: Broke my damn finger

Post by rowan » Mon Feb 20, 9:31 2017

Oh maaaan ow. I fell a couple times yesterday too but didn't break anything. Hope it heals up.
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Post by Sonic# » Mon Feb 20, 10:05 2017

Those stealth injuries are frustrating. I wish my body would just say, "Oh, no, this is definitely sprained/broken and you shouldn't keep doing this thing."

May you soon get your ski on. :/

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Post by Nech » Mon Feb 20, 10:59 2017

Bork wrote:I still had to take the shuttle back downtown, then bus back to my place. Then take pup outside, get my gear arranged so it wouldn't get all gross and mildewy, put on mascara (because I'm not a complete barbarian), THEN go to Urgent Care.
This is so fabulous. XD
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Re: Broke my damn finger

Post by DarkOne » Mon Feb 20, 12:58 2017

Well, that sucks monkey nuts. Are you left- or right- handed?
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Post by Bork » Mon Feb 20, 13:45 2017

DarkOne wrote:Well, that sucks monkey nuts. Are you left- or right- handed?
Luckily right, so this is annoying and inconvenient but I can still mostly function.
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Re: Broke my damn finger

Post by Galen » Tue Feb 21, 8:04 2017

Ouch!

Thank goodness it wasn't your middle finger, though. Imagine all those people you'd no longer be able to double flip off.

Now adding "skiing, like, ever" to my list of things to not do in life.

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Post by melsbells » Tue Feb 21, 14:21 2017

Sonic# wrote:I wish my body would just say, "Oh, no, this is definitely sprained/broken and you shouldn't keep doing this thing."
Ditto. Sometimes, adreneline is a jerk.

:hand: May you heal quickly and fully.

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Post by Nachos » Wed Feb 22, 18:00 2017

Ouch! Oh no! Heal soon!
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Post by Tweek » Fri Feb 24, 9:24 2017

Oh dear; I hope it doesn't take too long to get better.

It sounds similar to when I broke my wrist while playing softball at school; I carried on playing then realised just how swollen and painful it was when I got home :P
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Post by birdanonymous » Sat Feb 25, 9:42 2017

Ow! As a pianist I cringed at this.

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Re: Broke my damn finger

Post by iamthegate » Sun Feb 26, 2:44 2017

How are you now? How long does the cast need to stay on?

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Post by Bork » Mon Feb 27, 14:30 2017

IT GOT WORSE, YOU GUYS. I WENT IN FOR FOLLOW-UP WITH A HAND SPECIALIST AND THEY TOOK MY LITTLE SPLINT AWAY AND NOW I BASICALLY HAVE A CAST ON THAT COVERS BOTH MY PINKIE AND RING FINGERS, MY ENTIRE HAND AND ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE MIDDLE OF MY FOREARM.

FOR A LITTLE FINGER, YOU GUYS. WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS SO EXTRA. AND UNNECESSARY. AND EMBARRASSING.

And I have to go in for more x-rays on Friday to make sure non of the bone fragments have moved. They hadn't really so far, which is promising.

Don't actually know how long this will be for - depends on how things look Friday.
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Re: Broke my damn finger

Post by rinn » Mon Feb 27, 15:43 2017

:kill: aghh that sucks. I hope your feel better soon. I've been lucky enough to not break any of my bones.

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Post by Nech » Mon Feb 27, 16:05 2017

Oh jeez. The definition of bad to worse. Sorry Bork D:
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Re: Broke my damn finger

Post by Bork » Mon Feb 27, 23:10 2017

My stupid "splint" doesn't fit in any of my shirt sleeves. So I can either wear short sleeves (it's March. In the Pac NW.) or stretch out all my left sleeves. If only I could figure out how to better compress this stupid thing.

Typing is not going so well. I have to hold my arm up, which is tiring, and I also have to rotate my wrist which hurts because the bump part of my wrist hits the cast.


On the plus side, all I can really work out right now is my core and my legs, so core will be super tight and I'll have thighs of steel. My left shoulder will also be super strong.
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Re: Broke my damn finger

Post by Nachos » Thu Mar 2, 8:01 2017

Oh no! That really sucks :( However thighs of steel, woohoo!
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