Since we’re in all sorts of out of chronological order, I thought I’d go ahead and share my broken finger. Thankfully, it happened on our very last day of vacation & it wasn’t too painful, after the initial instant it got crushed. Luckily I didn’t have my rings on since we were out snorkeling and it happened to my left hand instead of my right.
I haven’t broken a bone in probably 25 years & I ‘m actually pretty amazed at that fact, especially if you know how clumsy & klutzy I am. I was getting off our snorkel boat after the tour & grabbed the little folding ladder off the back to hop down into the water. I must have wrapped my finger around it while a way had momentarily separated it from the boat & the next way pushed the ladder and boat back together- with my finger in between them.
That’s my ring finger on my left hand- a top view on the left & then with my hand rotated. Supposedly those dark lines are the several places that the end bone was shattered.
Right after it happened, I took a few photos & it wasn’t looking too bad. We went to dinner, hung at the pool the next day, decided to fly home since I didn’t want to spend my last few hours of vacation in the hospital. It really only hurt to touch it because the skin was so swollen, but otherwise it wasn’t throbbing or painful.
It really hurt when it happened, but I decided to wait it out & see if it got worse. The left photo is 1 day after, and the right photo is about 2 days later when we returned from Hawaii. You can see my whole finger was starting to turn purple & the area around my nail was very swollen.
I spent about 3 hours on New Years Eve, right after we landed, at the ER. There wasn’t really much they could do besides take the x-rays & give me a little finger splint. It’s been almost two weeks now & most of the swelling has subsided, especially around my cuticle. The bottom of my finger is way less purple, but the top/nail area still looks pretty gnarly. My skin is all unhappy & cracked from being puffy for a few weeks, and I’m really hoping that I don’t eventually lose the nail.
Anybody else had a broken finger?
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Another cozy evening at home, and we’re going to bust out our wok for some stir-fry for dinner!