March 31, 2009

My finger, let me show it to you...

Finger

   I'm too nice a guy to throw up just the finger. Here's all four. Note the result of bouncing a fifty pound car battery off the middle one of the group. Typing's gonna be a bitch for a while.


9 comments:

Wil said...

Best heat up a bent paper clip to cherry red while holding it in some ViseGrips, then plunge the hot wire through the nail in the center of that clot to relieve the pressure...

Brent said...

Well, I was cringing thinking about how much you finger hurts...
Then I read Wil's suggestion and what you were feeling seemed somewhat less serious.
I know you're trying to help Wil but that whole suggestion sounds like a great way to turn an unfortunate accident into a nasty "How stupid can you be?" story!

Call me Paul said...

Actually, Brent, that is the medical treatment for this condition. I was at the doctor for an unrelated issue yesterday, and she offered to do that for me. I'll answer Wil the same way I answered her: Um, no.

Patrick said...

Ouch!

(To the injury and the preferred medical method of dealing with it.)

There are times when I think the suspension of gravity would be a very good thing.

2writehands said...

Hmm. Your ring finger is taller than your index finger. That's supposed to mean something, but I forget what. Anyway. Pretty!

Simon said...

You're in good company, Paul. My wife just dropped a case of slate tile on her hand at work a couple days ago. Her nail doesn't look that bad, but she did break the tip of the same finger and is in a splint for a couple weeks. The doctor apparently gave her permission not to do any housework for two weeks.

Nice.

Brent said...

My issue wasn't necessarily with this being a viable medical treatment (I would have also declined in favour of some pain killers).

It was more Wil's DIY approach.
When it comes to medical procedures, DIY is almost always a bad (& stooopid) idea.

But hey, I have some vice grips if you need to borrow them. ;)

émilie b said...

Poor Paul :(

Call me Paul said...

Brent, the doctor told me if I changed my mind, I could just do it myself with a needle.

Em, I think it's a guy thing.