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#%$@&!!!!!!!!

Posted by mudbug on Thursday, May 10, 2012

I smashed the tip of my middle fretting finger yesterday at work.  Black under the nail and swollen up like a haggis this morning,  so no practice.  I thought this was the little piggie that was supposed to get roast beef insteada "weeeee,  weeeee,  weeeee".  It hurts,  but it hurts more not to be able to practice. 



24 comments on “#%$@&!!!!!!!!”

mudbug Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @3:25:28 AM

fretting, did I say fretting?

OTJunky Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @4:19:36 AM

Total bummer!

Hope it heals up quickly for you.

--OTJ

fiddlerd Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @4:41:55 AM

OUCH!!!! Heal quick. I tell myself when I'm working watch those fiddle fingers. Keep us updated on when you get back to playing.

Larry Rutledge Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @5:06:21 AM

Sometimes, if ya do it right (mash one) ya have to drill a hole in the nail with the point of a very sharp knife to relieve the pressure. You'll know when the time is right ( in the middle of the night and the finger thobs everytime yer heart beats) good luck. Larry

richdissmore Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @6:04:35 AM

i did that be for i had a gig no matter how much i drank the pain was all most to much i played mostly on three fingers that was hard to do i got the job done i was never happyer then when the gig ended the pain in my finger a week went by and i was well enoufh to keep playing will i hope it heals up fast best wishes

boxbow Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @7:16:59 AM

Yikes!

bj Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @7:59:26 AM

I was really lucky (if you can call it luck!) that the last time I blackened a fingertip like this, it was my thumb. OUCH!

A few days and you should be playing again. Take the time to do bowing exercises with no fingers. Or find a few tunes that don't use the middle finger at all. There are some A modal tunes played out of AEAE like that.

John Gent Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @8:33:03 AM

Steve! Watch your mouth! :o)

Rene Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @12:01:09 PM

"swollen up like a haggis????" I don't think we have those down here in the ozarks :)
Drill a hole in it.

mad baloney Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @3:01:17 PM

like larry said, drill it - it doesn't hurt & it fixes the problem instantly.

Andah1andah2 Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @4:16:42 PM

You and that haggis thing...

IDK about that drill idea, but if you do, be sure to sterilize the bit.

Andah1andah2 Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @4:19:49 PM

Oh,

and I see lots of &%%#$% and no "like" button :)>

notlwonk Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @5:01:11 PM

Probably best NOT to use an electric drill, someone at work did that years ago and......... well, use your imagination as to what the consequences were. No, it wasn't me!

Larry Rutledge Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @6:09:57 PM

No drill bits! The tip of a very sharp knife. Nobody will have to tell ya to go slow. When you break thru and relieve the pressure, you'll think yer in heaven. Medic wanted to burn a hole in one with the end of a heated paper clip. I went to the barracks and got my pocket knife. The nail will come off most the time,

mad baloney Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @6:16:32 PM

ha, I use a 1/64" bit & turn it with my fingers :P But I've also heard of using a red-hot paperclip too. I've done it 6 times or so & never had a problem. If your squeamish, a doctor will do it also, my son slammed his hand in a car door & the doctor used a dentist type drill to relieve the pressure.

Seriously though when you break through your entire body instantly feels great.

Tommys dad Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @7:38:19 PM

Sorry you can't practice. Like yourself I was just getting happy with my progress but I had to miss a couple of days. some say it is good to take a break now and then but that never works for me.

WoodshopFiddler Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @8:18:37 PM

At least you didn't cut it off.

Larry Rutledge Says:
Friday, May 11, 2012 @5:15:35 AM

mad baloney is correct on the 64th or smaller bit. I was afraid Mudbug might try a 1/2 or 3/4 bit.:)

nfritzjr Says:
Friday, May 11, 2012 @7:28:06 AM

Maybe leave that there to the professionals, Doctor, nurse/practitioner, Vet, Dentist, OB GYN. . , because I would be worried bout drillin it myself. like WoodshopFiddler say's, at least it's not cut off, YET!!!! :-)

richdissmore Says:
Friday, May 11, 2012 @12:08:06 PM

when that happend to me the Dr. took a paper clip heated the clip tell it was very red and burned through the nail it was over be for i new it he did straten out the paper clip some and used the point this works every time

mudbug Says:
Friday, May 11, 2012 @1:07:10 PM

Thankyou everyone for your suggestions. I was a Navy Corpsman and actually have used the heated paperclip on others. However, I didn't want to do it to myself as you then have the possibility of infection since it's open to the air. So, by keeping it elevated above my heart for two days has brought the swelling down. Hopefully I won't lose the nail. Two days without practicing and counting.

mudbug Says:
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @2:32:23 PM

3 days- wicked pissah!

mad baloney Says:
Sunday, May 13, 2012 @9:36:58 AM

4?

mudbug Says:
Sunday, May 13, 2012 @2:22:46 PM

Yup.

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