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The Epic Broken Index Finger Of Thanksgiving 2009

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Uploaded on Apr 13, 2010

Like the title says, I broke the index finger on my right hand last Thanksgiving. In fact, I fractured it so badly that the surgeon who inserted the pins had to do the reduction on it without cutting the finger open. He said there were so many little fractured pieces that it would have been "like opening a beehive." The best part? I make my living typing (as part of my own freelance web design and internet marketing/promotions/SEO business). And not only am I right handed, I am ridiculously right handed. My left hand might as well be a crab claw.

Oh well, at least I got a semi-amusing video out of the deal. The ER staff told me I was the most polite patient they had seen all night and actually seemed to enjoy the fact I was documenting my epic failure for the amusement of those on the internet. I got asked about my Silverladder shirt a lot. So, SL folks, the staff at Paradise Valley Hospitals ER says hi.

The end result of this fracture was months of physical therapy and the acquisition of a brand new level of patience. Learning to do everything from eating to dressing to opening jars with one hand takes time.

I posted the pre- and post-surgery videos on my blog: http://silverladder.com/blog/?p=93

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