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#1462010 - 06/23/10 10:01 PM Broken finger
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I guess I won't be playing anything for a while. I broke my left middle finger today. It's in a splint and sticks out "like a sore thumb." The ER doc says it's broken where the tendon attaches and that sometimes it doesn't heal there because the tendon is pulling on one part and forcing them apart. I'll be seeing a specialist next week to see what else, if anything, needs to be done. It sure is hard typing with only one hand. laugh
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#1462012 - 06/23/10 10:07 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
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I'm so sorry! I hope everything heals up quickly and properly. It's good you're seeing a specialist to make sure.
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#1462013 - 06/23/10 10:10 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
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TX-Dennis - I am very sorry to hear this news. I know the piano is a big part of your life. Hopefully your recovery will be quick and complete.
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#1462015 - 06/23/10 10:11 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: tangleweeds]
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Aaaaagh!!! That's awful - hope it heals soon. But typing with one hand gets easier - I did it while my arm was healing.
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#1462018 - 06/23/10 10:12 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
saerra Offline
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Oh yikes, I'm sorry - what a pain. Any idea how long you'll be in the splint? And, how did you manage to break it?

Hope it goes well with the specialist, and you can heal fast and get back to piano smile !

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#1462022 - 06/23/10 10:20 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: saerra]
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Hope you heal quickly and well!
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#1462031 - 06/23/10 10:31 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: Magnolia88]
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I am so sorry to hear that Dennis. Can you work on aspects of your playing with the opposite hand?
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#1462033 - 06/23/10 10:32 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: Magnolia88]
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OOOOHHHHH NOOOOOO!!!!

I'm with Bill - I hope you recover quick and well. Your piano playing is a big part of my ABF recital life laugh

How did you do this (or is it too embarrassing to tell?)?

Let us know how the specialist visit goes. We're all thinking of you.

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#1462039 - 06/23/10 10:38 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: jotur]
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Given a choice I'd vote for my right hand since I really need to get the left working better. Have a speedy recovery!

P.S. Well, obviously given a choice I'd vote for neither hand ...
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#1462056 - 06/23/10 10:58 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: Andy Platt]
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Wow, I hate that for you, Dennis.

This may not be any consolation for you, but I had a severe finger injury about 12 years ago and almost lost my left index finger. I got my hand too close to moving fan blade on a commercial A/C condenser fan. I was in the hospital for 3 days and had surgery on my finger. The orthopedic surgeon did a fine job saving my finger, although it is not 100%.

In all honesty, my finger injury is one of the reasons I started learning to play the piano, because it did affect playing my stringed instruments to an extent. It doesn’t seem to affect my piano playing, though.

You’ll be okay… it may take you a while to recover, but you’ll be back playing the piano sooner than you think!!

I’ll be praying for your speedy and complete recovery!!

Take care,

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#1462060 - 06/23/10 11:00 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: Andy Platt]
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Holy moly Dennis! I hope you recover fully and quickly, too! I guess I'm a little luckier-I just seem to break toes. You'll have to find some one-hand pieces to play so we'll still have you in the recitals.
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#1462066 - 06/23/10 11:21 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: CMohr]
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Thanks, everyone!

I broke it loading a couple of pieces of metal grid work onto a conveyor belt to take them downstairs. They are the things one sees clothing displays made of. In fact, they were pieces of a clothing display. The company I work for is the "official" supermarket and pharmacy of the Dallas Cowboys, and it is time to set up an extra display of player jerseys. Anyway . . . the topmost of the two pieces slid down on its own with the tip of my finger caught in one of the openings. The finger went through both pieces - one moving and one stationary. The result was predictable. I looked down expecting to see a bloody mess. There was no blood, but the finger was already swelling and was bent at an odd angle. I filled out some paperwork for our worker's comp insurance, then it was off to the ER for several hours. This is my first broken bone in many years. As a youngster I broke a finger, three toes and an ankle - mostly sports injuries - but they were a long time ago.
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#1462071 - 06/23/10 11:35 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
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OOOOUUUUUCCCCHHHHH!

What a bummer. Hope it heals quickly, and also that you stick with your piano efforts, even if that means some one-handed playing for a while.

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#1462097 - 06/24/10 12:29 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: Riddler]
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Bummer Dennis! frown We're hoping for a speedy recovery!
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#1462111 - 06/24/10 12:52 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: BenPiano]
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As my teacher would say "Goddang Dennis, you're a pianist; be careful with those hands".
Sorry to hear that; i pray for a quick and complete recovery.

Does it at least look bad enough that you can get special treatment from your family ? cry

Good luck

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#1462213 - 06/24/10 07:04 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: ddh]
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Ouch! That's terrible, Dennis! Hope it recovers well.

There have been a few threads in the past, here and in the teacher's forum, about left hand only pieces for students who break arms, etc. Maybe you can find some of those to keep active.
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#1462219 - 06/24/10 07:26 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: mom3gram]
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Ouch! Your description of the accident made me wince. Best wishes for a complete recovery.
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#1462223 - 06/24/10 07:35 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Ouchies !!

Hope it heals quickly and fully.
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#1462245 - 06/24/10 08:41 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: Ejay]
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Dennis,

I'm so sorry about your accident. Wishing you a speedy recovery and maybe the finger will come back stronger after the rehab period.

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#1462253 - 06/24/10 09:00 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: Manndrew]
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I had a student who broke his middle LH finger and it was in a splint for a good 2 months or so. I chose music that had the LH playing figures that were in perfect 5ths and didn't require stretching at all. I'd wait until you don't feel any pain before trying to play, though. But not all hope is lost! And you still have your RH smile
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#1462264 - 06/24/10 09:17 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: Morodiene]
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So sorry to hear Dennis. Please heal well and fast...

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#1462288 - 06/24/10 10:17 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: Mark...]
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Ooh, so sorry to hear this!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery! Be sure to tell the specialist that you are a pianist, talking to him/her about things you both can do to make the healing process faster and more complete.

And keep a positive attitude, in the scheme of things, if you're going to injure a finger, I would guess that the LH middle finger is the best one, since you need your thumb and pinkie for octaves and it's not often that we need to stretch our middle finger. I think that will allow you to play without much negatice effect (after it's healed of course!) because of the shape of the hand.

Sending positive finger thoughts your way!!!
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#1462309 - 06/24/10 11:28 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: ShiroKuro]
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Ouch! Industrial injuries are scary, I got caught in a conveyor belt once a long time ago.

Good luck, Dennis, hope you heal fast and can get back to your piano soon.
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#1462314 - 06/24/10 11:35 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: Plowboy]
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Ouch, Dennis!

Whatever you do, don't test it to see if you still have pain or to see if it is getting better. The more pain-free days you have the better. Patience is the key element.

Look forward to knowing what the specialist tells you next week. Take it easy. Hope you get past this quickly so you can get back to you persuing your interests, including your most excellent piano!

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#1462336 - 06/24/10 12:31 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
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So sorry to hear about your injury! I broke a thumb a couple years ago - no fun being in a splint or cast, but I was grateful not to need surgery. Hope you're on the mend and back to playing soon!

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#1462434 - 06/24/10 03:37 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Son of a ... Sorry to hear of your misfortune Dennis, hopefully it will heal well and not be a factor in a few months. Morodiene idea seems to be a good option.
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#1462448 - 06/24/10 04:05 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Sorry to hear that Dennis. I wish you a quick recovery.

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#1462794 - 06/25/10 09:22 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
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In the meantime you can learn some 1980s pop hits. (Those keyboard players never used their left hand.) In fact, something like an old Flock of Seagulls song can be played with one or two fingers! I occaisionally learn some of that old synthesizer stuff so I can both play with sound design and have the satisfaction of learning a whole song in 30 minutes grin

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#1462817 - 06/25/10 09:47 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: SPOFF]
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Originally Posted By: SPOFF
In the meantime you can learn some 1980s pop hits. (Those keyboard players never used their left hand.) In fact, something like an old Flock of Seagulls song can be played with one or two fingers! I occaisionally learn some of that old synthesizer stuff so I can both play with sound design and have the satisfaction of learning a whole song in 30 minutes grin

LOL! I remember that song with the synth solo. That guy made one note look so impressive! laugh
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#1462839 - 06/25/10 10:38 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: SPOFF]
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Originally Posted By: SPOFF
(Those keyboard players never used their left hand.)


Here's one to learn, Dennis!



Da Da Da laugh
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#1462927 - 06/25/10 02:44 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: BenPiano]
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HA . . .the guitarist with his eyes covered is a nice touch as is the drummer's kicking of the bass drum. I remember this as the theme song of VW commercials some years ago. I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon Monday morning. Wish me luck.
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#1462937 - 06/25/10 03:04 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Dennis - I wish you a speedy recovery! At least, with your current "condition", you can instantly communicate your "displeasure" with any "bad drivers" you may come across!!! grin

May your other fingers grow "smarter" during the interim! smile
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#1463104 - 06/25/10 09:15 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: Emissary52]
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Dennis, I wish you a good and full recovering!
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#1463114 - 06/25/10 09:35 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: al-mahed]
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Dennis, I wish you a quick recovery and back to the piano soon.

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#1463159 - 06/25/10 11:06 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: (Was)TrueBeginner]
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Oh no, Dennis! I just got back into town and this was the first thread I read. I'm so sorry about your finger. But did you really fill out the paperwork BEFORE taking your mangled, painful finger to the hospital?!?! eek

Let us know what the orthopedic surgeon says. I hope it will be a speedy recovery.
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#1463164 - 06/25/10 11:15 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: Monica K.]
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Wow Dennis that sucks. I sure hope your ambidextrous as that skill will come in REAL handy come time to wipe if you know what I mean!!

BTW, make sure people you pass don't think your flipping them off; especially when driving with that middle finger splint on.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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#1463402 - 06/26/10 11:58 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
Wow Dennis that sucks. I sure hope your ambidextrous as that skill will come in REAL handy come time to wipe if you know what I mean!!

BTW, make sure people you pass don't think your flipping them off; especially when driving with that middle finger splint on.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.


The fact that it's wrapped in bright blue may help with that. laugh
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#1463853 - 06/27/10 12:44 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Oh! That stinks! - I hope you heal quickly!!!!!!!

I guess this will be a good time to practice your reading skills eh? You've got to do SOMETHING to stay in sync with your piano needs!
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#1463870 - 06/27/10 01:33 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: casinitaly]
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Hi Dennis - Argh!! I feel your pain.

It was my Senior Year of college practicing an insane amount every day for my senior juries (and then recital). One afternoon one of the vocal majors tapped on my window and said "Let's get out of here and play some basketball".

The "Crrrraaaack..." from my pinky getting caught under his right shoulder echoed through the gym.

I looked at that and said "I'll be back next year". One year later I was back at it, but in the interm, I really got a lot of left hand practice on the piano.

All that to say I hope you get better quick - make lemonade out of the lemon by practicing just as much with your other hand. Maybe it will increase your ability to be amphibious.... uh, ambidextrous.
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#1465086 - 06/29/10 02:21 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: David Sprunger]
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Back from the orthopedic surgeon visit. He did additional x-rays that confirm the fracture. The good news is that the tendon is intact so no surgery will be required. The bad news is that I have to wear a splint for about 6 weeks. He said do not lift anything heavier than a towel with your left hand. When I asked about playing piano, he said not to do that either for the time I'm in the splint.

I could, of course, work on right hand only exercises, but I may just take a little break from the piano for awhile. That should rekindle my interest and desire when I can play again. Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers that you have all sent my way.
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#1465090 - 06/29/10 02:30 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
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Glad you have a plan of action and that it was not soft-tissue oriented, Dennis.

Taking a little break for the upcoming weeks from most every movement that might cause you problems sounds like not to much to ask to acheive a 100% recovery!

Take it easy, eat good food.

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#1465117 - 06/29/10 03:09 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: Inlanding]
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Dennis,
I had to quit playing for a few weeks because of an injury earlier this spring. When I could play again, once I got past a few days of brain freezes in the middle of a piece, I seemed to be able to play better than I had before I'd stopped. It was almost as if my "piano brain" had done some sorting & filing (consolidating?) during the time of not playing. I did play a bit with my one good hand, & I did think about playing a lot, but there seem to be times when we learn things by not-doing them, too.

Hope your finger heals quickly!
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#1465124 - 06/29/10 03:26 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: joyoussong]
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Pleased to hear the tendon is okay. You must be very relieved.
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#1465131 - 06/29/10 03:47 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: joyoussong]
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Originally Posted By: joyoussong
When I could play again, once I got past a few days of brain freezes in the middle of a piece, I seemed to be able to play better than I had before I'd stopped. It was almost as if my "piano brain" had done some sorting & filing (consolidating?) during the time of not playing.


This is so true! I just spent a few months playing tin whistle and neglecting my piano, but now that I have returned to the piano, it didn't take very long to reacclimatize, and I soon found that I had jumped ahead of where I had been when I left off. I totally agree that some sort of mental consolidation goes on during the time one is not playing.
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#1465144 - 06/29/10 04:14 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: tangleweeds]
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That's good news, Dennis, for you and for us smile I'm glad it's going to be ok.

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#1465205 - 06/29/10 06:42 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: jotur]
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Dennis, I'm happy for you that it sounds like it should heal up well. But not being able to play for so long! I would be so tempted to try to sneak in a few minutes here and there. (But don't!) Maybe spend some time just listening to music.

And think of what you have to look forward to when you're better. I just returned from 2 weeks away from my piano, and when, after unpacking, I finally sat down to play, it almost took my breath away to hear how beautiful it sounded.
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#1465308 - 06/29/10 09:26 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: MaryBee]
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Oh, 6 weeks will seem like an eternity! But the good news is that you don't need surgery. Follow your doctor's orders and let your hand heal.

I tend to agree with you about laying off piano completely. Many years ago when I had a bad cut to my little finger and couldn't play for two weeks, I found myself feeling more frustrated and unhappy just working on one hand than I did simply avoiding the piano and doing something else like catching up on reading instead.
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#1465454 - 06/30/10 02:42 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: Monica K.]
casinitaly Offline

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Great news on not needing surgery! Six weeks seems long, but it will fly by before you know it.
Heal well!!!
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#1465594 - 06/30/10 10:30 AM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
Plowboy Offline
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Registered: 06/26/08
Posts: 2307
Loc: SoCal
Good luck, enjoy the break. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?

And why is it always that certain "finger" that everyone seems to break?
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#1465998 - 06/30/10 09:40 PM Re: Broken finger [Re: TX-Dennis]
David Sprunger Offline
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Registered: 09/30/07
Posts: 162
Loc: Oregon, USA
Wow that's so great. Bones heal stronger but tendons are a real problem. I wish you all the best Dennis - don't wrestle too much with that kid of yours. (Reference my post on me wrestling with my kids and almost destroying my hand!)
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