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Well I am back to being one handed again. Noticed a leaking irrigation line on our back yard berm late friday afternoon. Wanted to plug it before dark so grabbed some tools and fittings and went up to fix it just after sundown but still light. After I made the repair stood up and started to turn. Lost my footing and fell forward. Putting my hands out to brace my fall and save my beautiful face, big joke lol, my left hand came down really hard on a sharp rock that lines the berm, called rip rap locally. Anyway, gashed my index finger pretty bad. Would not stop bleeding so wife rushed me up to ER. I thought they would just stitch it up, but the xrays showed I had shattered the bones at the base of my finger. ER doc in Prescott said he wanted to send me to a hand surgeon specialist in the valley. So, after 3/4 hours, they called an ambulance to take me to Scottsdale. Arrived at 4 am. Nurse said they had scheduled surgery for 3 pm. I thought sheesh, I gotta lay around here for 11 hours. Then at 7:45 nurse comes back in, says Dr. Wants to do this asap so we are going now. Into surgery about 8:15 or so, out just after 10, don't know for sure as I was still sleeping off the anesthesia. Made me stay in the hospital for 5 hours for "observation". So wife picked me up at 3, got home at 5pm sat. I was just bored. Wife more traumatized than me even though she is a retired nurse. At least I am getting good post trauma care although a bit awkward trying to smoke one handed, lol. But at least I am able to smoke, which is good ad I can't do much else. Photos attached of the "offending" rock.
 

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Mikem

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Ouch. Hopefully the surgery went well and you have a speedy recovery. Or as speedy as can be expected with a shattered bone.
 

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They put in steel pins which have to be removed after 6 weeks. Just hoping for minimal.nerve damage. Sad part is I can't work at VA or tend horses for at least 6 weeks.
 

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Sheesh, that hurts just reading about it. Are you trying to take on Rsteve for who has the most calamitous story? Anyway, best wishes for a full recovery!!
 

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Wise decision by the doc not to wait to do the surgery. I hope the healing goes well and without too much pain.
Lucky guy, with your own resident nurse. I have a resident box of soda crackers.
 

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Sounds quite painful, hope you have a speedy recovery and are soon able to back to your ordinary life
 

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Thanks for the well wishes guys. Not as painful as I thought it would be. Been able to get by with Excedrin so far. Haven't even picked up the Percoset they prescribed yet. Would keep my fingers crossed on the other hand but that would put me out of commission completely, lol.
 

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Ice will be your friend these are great..
Pour 1½ cups water and ½ cup rubbing alcohol (I use 70% isopropyl alcohol) into a quart size ziploc bag and place in the freezer. You can make a smaller version by combing ¾ cup water and ¼ cup rubbing alcohol in a snack size ziploc bag.
 
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