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Okay, now I KNOW I'm a fiddle addict.

Posted by bj on Thursday, November 20, 2008

I dislocated my right thumb today. It was annoying and painful but I wasn't disturbed by it overmuch. I figured I'd drop by the doctor's office tomorrow and get it handled. That was until I realized I couldn't hold the bow.

Now THAT made me frantic. So frantic, I figured out which way to push HERE, and which way to pull THERE and popped the sucker back in. And immediately picked up the fiddle and bow.

I could only practice for around 15 minutes, since there's still a fair bit of tenderness. but the thumb WORKS. And I can fiddle.



14 comments on “Okay, now I KNOW I'm a fiddle addict.”

playmorebluegrass Says:
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @7:14:09 PM

ouch! hope it feels better....

bj Says:
Thursday, November 20, 2008 @7:22:10 PM

LOL! So do I! 15 minutes isn't nearly enough of a fix to get rid of my jones!

brya31 Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @2:44:17 AM

Now BJ what the heck would you have done if you strained a tendon in the left hand while trying to put your right thumb back in the proper place?

Rene Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @5:57:01 AM

Way to go. I'm all about taking care of things myself. Why pay a doctor. Suffered a severe burn couple years back, an knew the presciption med's I needed was avail. at the local veternarin's office, with out a prescription or office call....guess what route I took.
Probably shouldn't push that thumb too much, it does need to heal a little.

bj Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @6:27:52 AM

Yeah, well, it's still giving me some warning twinges of discomfort on the larger range motion, but the small motion stuff is much better. Today I'm home all day, so I'll take it easy. And just do ten minute practices here and there all day.

And Rob, don't even go there . . .

Rene Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @7:42:40 AM

Can't keep a good girl down. Fiddle on, you can always amputate later. :)

bj Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @7:49:08 AM

LOL! As long as they can surgically attach the bow I'm good to go!

ChickenMan Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @8:16:50 AM

Ah, Miss Fiddle Addiction, she is a bittersweet companion.
Whatever you do, take care of those hands.

Wakicuza Wasake Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @8:54:33 AM

I'm a toolmaker and find I've been getting more cuts this week than normal. Then when it comes to practice and I find those sore spots, I'm reminded just how much I need to take care of my hands.

bj Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @9:06:20 AM

Hmm, WW, if that's a normal issue in what you do, maybe some adhesive tape wrap to at least the left hand fingertips might be in order. If it works for sports folks . . .

Rene Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @10:27:52 AM

A little bit curious here...how exactly did you manage to dislocate the right thumb. I want to avoid doing it if at all possible.

bj Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @10:47:45 AM

Gripping and lifting and twisting . . . in the wrong direction. I get my drinking water from a friend's well (tastes better than city water, and doesn't have that poison they call fluoride in it.) and was putting the water jugs in my vehicle. They're somewhat heavy, and I had three of them in my right hand by the handles and was lifting to get them into the box on the vehicle seat. I always think I'm Superwoman, until I find out . . . I'm not. ;-)

Rene Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @12:11:35 PM

Wow, impressive, I'm just a 2 jugger, on a good day. We've got well water and I'm with you on the poison they call flouride. Talked the daughter out of giving the baby flourid drops.
Do hope it gets better,it makes my thumb just throb thinking about it.

Wakicuza Wasake Says:
Friday, November 21, 2008 @9:01:52 PM

If I'd be a little more careful and not try to rush, or wear my Kevlar gloves, I wouldn't have that problem. Most are like paper cuts and metal splinters. Plus the coolant and lubricants used around there like to create infections if you're not careful.

Actually, I work with 20 to 50 thousand pound stamping dies every day. These little cuts are the least of my worries.

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