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Posted June 22, 2013 - 08:49 PM

Pain is beginning to get better. can manage it pretty well with a few tylenol now. Still don't have full movement of it at both distal joints as of yet. No feeling in it on the bottom or top at the end and back to second joint. Just posting so you will know how it is going. Thanks. Roger.


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Posted June 22, 2013 - 08:56 PM

Pain is beginning to get better. can manage it pretty well with a few tylenol now. Still don't have full movement of it at both distal joints as of yet. No feeling in it on the bottom or top at the end and back to second joint. Just posting so you will know how it is going. Thanks. Roger.

 

It's been 3 to 4 years since catching my finger tip dead on against a bolt in a spinning drive shaft of a Bush Hog D4-10.  Didn't even break the skin, but it was numb on the end of that finger till just the last few months.  Guess it crushed a nerve.  

  Likely it'll be a long time getting all your feeling back, and maybe never all.  Hope it keeps improving.  I'm screwed if I mess anything up.  


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Posted June 23, 2013 - 09:57 AM

Yes it may take a while to get the feeling back and it may not come back as it was.  When I broke my collar bone about 2 years ago they had to go in a put a plate and screws.  Right after surgery I had no feeling in that shoulder but today I have feeling but it isn't the same.  Once I drilled a hole in my left index finger and it took it a very long time for the feeling to come back, like over a year, but today it feels pretty much like it did.  So just be aware that sometimes it may not return as you expect and it does take a long time for your body to heal completely.

 

Glad to hear things are getting better and the pain is subsiding.  The mobility will return, it may be tough at first but the PT will have it working in no time when that time comes.  The big thing is don't feel bad about the accident, it could happen to anyone of us.  The good thing is your sharing your experience so hopefully it may prevent a similar accident.  Good Luck!


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 04:46 PM

For the first ime in a month my finger is mostly open to the air. No big bulky bandage. As soon as I can get my camera to work right I will take a couple of pictures of it to post. It was a long time before I would look at it after taking the bandage off and seeing it balck and bad looking. It ha new pink skin and is trying to heal the remaining three open holes in it. Mobility is still at about 10% of function but I am optomistic that it will continue to improve. I have missed a lot of summer fun so far and the Wound Nurse just told me yesterday i could go fishing as long as it didn't get to wet in the lake water. Still no golf yet because of the soreness. My BIL is chomping at the bit to try out his new clubs and doesn't want to go without me. Haven't done much with the mower deck (remember that) lol because of the rest of the cleaning and rust removal. SHould have pictures tomorrow. thanks. Roger.


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 06:10 PM

Glad things are healing nicely.  Yea when we do things like this it tends to put the rest of our life on hold for a while until the healing can get at certain point.  At least you can do a little fishing. :thumbs:


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 06:44 PM

Have they tested out any of the bionic connections yet? What is your grip strength going to be???


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 03:03 PM

I just noticed this thread. Roger, I'm glad to hear ( read )  that you're recovering so well. Things like this happen so that we remember we're not perfect.  Bringing it to our attention tells us that you're savvy enough to realize that, and smart enough to learn.  Keep on keepng on !  Hope the fish are biting .  


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 09:47 PM

Don't know what happened to ,y avitar picture but I am still here. Visit to the Wound Care Nurse today, and no more bandages, at least for the weekend. All spots closed and no weaping and skin is growing back. Still stiff in both joints and no real feeling in the complete finger. Camera should be working tomorrow so I can get a couple of pictures for you guy on here. Thanks Hope you are having a great weekend. Roger. 


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 10:20 AM

It will probably take some time before you get feeling back in the finger.  Glad to hear things are progressing nicely. Hope they continue.


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 09:33 PM

Here are some pictures of the " Bad Finger"!  DSCF4306.JPG This is when i first took the original bandage off. Took me 30 days to look at this again. The bottom was black.DSCF4737.JPG This one was taken a few days ago. You can see the deep spots on the bottom still. If you look in the firat picture you can see how much thinner it is from now. It is still thinner than my right one. Just wanted those who asked for a picture to see what not to do. Thanks for all the encouragement and kind words. I will keep you posted. Roger.   


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 02:09 AM

Thanks for the update.
The healing is coming, but still a ways to go. Very glad you're getting there.
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Posted July 19, 2013 - 04:51 PM

thanks


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 04:55 PM

looking good, hope recovery keeps going well


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Posted July 20, 2013 - 05:14 PM

I missed this entirely. Sorry to hear about your mishap and long recovery. My story involves a 1/2" chisel driven into my my right hand just below and between where the index and middle finger join the palm. I instantly lost feeling in the 2 fingers but had enough pain from the cut to make me feel nauseous. 8 stitches to close the wound and like other have said the feeling did come back gradually over a period of about 2 years. 

    I find I'm more likely to injure myself with hand tools maybe because I don't consider them as dangerous. 


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Posted July 22, 2013 - 08:17 PM

This incident has opened my eyes as far as safety goes when working with tools. WIth that said I'm not going to say that I will not hurt myself again but I am more certainly careful with tools as I use them now. Got some not so good news today that the feeling in the finger may never really come back as it was. I am not sure that I will not have to go to a specialist for this yet. I know that I am very tired of the pain and having to baby my finger and hand. Still can't use any power tools per their order. Has set me back nearly two months on projects and things I have to have done by winter. My Allis Chalmers WC is about 5hrs. from running and I can't get to it because of the open skin on my fingers and the fear of oil or dirt getting into them. Can't find good rubber, silicone or yinyl gloves that I can wear to work on stuff. Thanks for the well wishes. Still maintaining as I can. Roger.






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