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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lost the tip of my finger..

...this week at work. I was moving some very heavy steel bars and my middle finger got caught between them and severed. I lost most everything to the first bone, the one closest to the tip. Luckily this is my picking hand and it should be okay. the Dr. cut a flap of skin on my palm, bent my finger to it and sewed it around to create a new tip. Once that heals, he will cut it away from the palm. I guess this is pretty common but I've never heard of it. basically looks like a bandaged hand giving the devil horns salute. Will take a few months to recover fully. I'm pretty lucky though. I could have lost more.
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Sorry to hear man. I hope it works out for you and wish you a speedy and full recovery.
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Man, I know how it is...LOL!
Get well!
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Damn that is really crap! Good luck for a speedy recovery and getting back on your guitar.
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That sucks.

Hope it heals quickly dude
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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks all, might have to cancel one gig for sure. We were all excited to start playing again. With college finals, our bass player having her baby and our drummer moving to new orleans , we have been eager to start gigging again. The first thing that i thought when i saw that bloody stump was,,,,,oh no! Is that my fretting hand?
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Sorry to hear this, best wishes for as full a recovery as you can make.

Peace

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What a brutal accident.......so sorry it happened to 'ya man.

It's good to see you have a positive outlook on it. I'm sure you'll be able to adjust your playing style quickly, just don't push it too hard man.....let it heal.


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Bummer man. I have worked in machine shops for over 20 years and luckily have never had an accident. At least is was your picking hand. Might want to shoot Iommi an email. He may have an extra tip. Just kidding. Wish you a speedy recovery!
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Bummer man. I have worked in machine shops for over 20 years and luckily have never had an accident. At least is was your picking hand. Might want to shoot Iommi an email. He may have an extra tip. Just kidding. Wish you a speedy recovery!
when my GF picked me up at the ER she said I was a reverse Iommi!
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Wow, that's really unfortunate. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

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Is that really all your wife said? hmm? JUST KIDDING

Speedy recovery to you! Might have some adjusting to do on your picking hand, hope it turns out well.
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Oh man you are so lucky it was your picking hand...hope you get healed up quick!!!
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sucks man , get well
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very sorry to hear but glad it's not worse! and that you're ok!
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