My right hand ring finger had an unfortunate run in with the front door yesterday. I was gardening and my hand was covered in mud so at first I didn’t notice the bleeding, but then it swole. I went to the urgent care center, and they did x-rays, and my distal phalanx, it is broke. Also I have a hematoma since it only bled a little on the finger side, and a bunch on the nail side, and mu finger tip turned all purple. They did a splint, and told me to see an orthopedist to see how long to keep it on.
The bad news is I’m an artist with a severe injury to my drawing hand, which bites.
The good news is they gave me the Lortabs.
Since there was a cut it’s technically an ‘open fracture’ so they gamme antibiotics too. I saw the orthopedist today and he said the splint stays on for 2 weeks, then come back. But also he cut the splint down some so it just splints the distal phalanx to the medial, and allows the finger to bend where it meets the hand… so I can hold a Wiimote, and I’ll be able to mouse at work, without the splint on my palm getting in the way.
I go back to work tomorow, if I can hack it without the Lortabs.