October 3, 2012 at 1:50 AMSunday, after a very productive day of practice, I had a very unfortunate accident. I got my ring finger of my right hand squashed in my garage door. It hurt like all creation, but I managed to get it free and drove myself down to the local urgent care clinic.
The only thought going through my mind was "Thank Goodness it is my right hand". At least I can bow with a disabled fingertip...
Four stitches, a broken (not compound) finger tip and a splint later, all I'm thinking about how soon I can get back to playing. I know... take all the time I need and heal. But (there always is one), I'm playing for my sister's wedding in 4 weeks.
I go to see the hand orthopedist tomorrow morning. I promise to take his advice.
You are lucky to have gotten loose.
Several years ago I went to throw out the garbage and heard a pitiful "help".
The young lady next door was taking care of the neighbor across the street's garbage and had somehow become caught her finger in the garage door in such a way that she was on her tip toes. Not to baddly smashed but still a scary time for her being late evening.
Do take care of yourself.
I wish you the very very best and good luck!
Lessons today were interesting. Never realized how little I used my pinky until I was several inches up from the frog.
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