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    A note to those here expecting a letter from me: it may be a while. On March 22 I lost the first joint of the 4th finger of my right hand. There’s a surgery to come and I can’t at the moment write legibly or for long.

    I might try to figure out how to send typed postcards to my other correspondents…Eventually, I’ll get those replies out.
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    OMG that's so shocking. I'm so sorry to hear that. What on earth happened?
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    Work accident. Right after I’d ordered a new, larger harp, too.
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    I'm so sorry. That sounds horrid, painful and frustrating in almost equal measures.

    I hope the surgery is a success.

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    Ouch..
    (another ouch after reading your description again).

    Wishing you a successful surgery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Ouch..
    (another ouch after reading your description again).

    Wishing you a successful surgery!
    Me too.
    Hope all goes well.
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    that is terrible. hope you get good care and your recovery is swift and thorough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    that is terrible. hope you get good care and your recovery is swift and thorough.
    Amen to that.
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    Hang in there, and remember what Django Rhienhart did with just 2 fingers on his guitar fretting hand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    Work accident. Right after I’d ordered a new, larger harp, too.
    There's a young lady amputee with one arm who plays the drums like the rock star she is so I imagine that you will do just fine on your new harp with 9.66 fingers once you've healed and had a chance to practice a bit.

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    Best wishes, and sorry to hear this.

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    Ouch indeed. Wishing the speediest of recoveries and a rapid adaption to new circumstances.

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    Wishing you a quick recovery.

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    Wow! Ouch. I trust modern medical science will have your harp singing before very long.

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    Such a bad thing to happen to a writer. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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    omg! I am so sorry to hear about your accident, vertolive. Take care and I hope your surgery is succesful. Your little fur babies will watch over your recovery

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    Holding you In the Light, Vert.
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    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Ha! It being “Workman’s Comp”, the specialist decided against surgery yesterday and advised me to “grow some more finger over that wound”. My estimated wait time : 5 months.

    That said, the three fingers are enough for the harp, but I still can’t manage a pen…
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    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    Ha! It being “Workman’s Comp”, the specialist decided against surgery yesterday and advised me to “grow some more finger over that wound”. My estimated wait time : 5 months.

    That said, the three fingers are enough for the harp, but I still can’t manage a pen…
    Oh sweet Jesus! What did your company do, go with the absolute lowest bidder for Workman' Comp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post

    Oh sweet Jesus! What did your company do, go with the absolute lowest bidder for Workman' Comp?
    While it sounds a little hinky, it may be the best option. The bone fragments left inside are slowly dissolving, and I’ve no signs of osteomyelitis. Opening it up puts me at risk again for a bone infection, another wound site for a graft, and further exposure to the sub par medical system that is Texas. It’s only been three weeks and it seems to be doing ok.

    That said, my dining room looks like Santa’s Little Wound Care Workshop and my son has turned me into his Biology project. He’s photographing the daily sessions of care/rehab and is terribly pleased at the “Yuck” factor of the photos. Silver linings and all that.
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