|New Civilization News: Finny's Finger|
Category: Medicine, Healthcare
7 comments8 May 2002 @ 23:49 by shawa : How, by the grace of your finger...
...are you typing this ? :-)
9 May 2002 @ 00:38 by jazzolog : Mr. Finny Sir,
I have been an active member here a scant few months, and only recently began writing back and forth with you here and at other logs. In fact, I see I carelessly have allowed our interaction to move ahead of the vital Contact Settings at your Profile (just fixed that). Now I wince and mourn at this tragedy, as though you were my own brother. An index finger is a significant tool (and plaything too) for humans, and I shan't belittle the potential loss---or certainly the effect on the rest of your life and that of your partner. You are in my prayers, sir, and I await further news.
Your friend, Richard
9 May 2002 @ 01:47 by scottj : I can only wish you the very
best and hope that some good fortune will come of this in unexpected ways.
You must have a case for sueing the medical authorities here and even if you never go down that road you may be able to get better treatment if you make it clear to all and sundry just how *displeased* you are at what has happened.
I know from experience this is very difficult because you are at your most vulnerable when at the mercy of the medics but my father in law who was a first class family doctor and a real hero had an expression he quoted again and again. "Difficult patients do best."
This of course means the ones who complain the most, demand detailed explanation of all treatments, threaten to sue if things go wrong and so on and so on.
The measure of the effectivness of this power is that last year my father in law (Dagfinn) died and a few months after his wife developed a very serious infection in and arm. She was hospitalised and managed to survive that experiene by being one of the most difficult patients they have ever had. The story goes on but the point is Dagfinn probably saved her life with his advice, that is doctoring.
Good luck and maybe you can even have some fun at their expense by being a difficult patient.
Will be thinking of you.
(The other nr1 thing of course is positive visualisation especially when you begin to lose faith in the medics, but I am sure you know that already.)
13 May 2002 @ 00:49 by jazzolog : We Are Worried, You Know
Please Finny, could we have more news of what is happening?
13 May 2002 @ 01:20 by tdeane : Finny, my friend...
I share your pain, and not just the pain in your finger. Unfortunately, I have not been around much so I was unaware of this until now, but I will still light a candle for you and send healing energy your way. Much love ~ Tricia
13 May 2002 @ 10:36 by mmmark : Instant Healing
Dear Finny - I hope that you and your finger acquire greater strength and health than ever before. Soory about the marginal care, it seems to happen often to many of us. I had a finger smashing that crumbled the end bone into 7 small splinters and the doctor said there was nothing to do, that they were all in surgical limits for healing, that surgery would be more invasive than leaving it alone. So now I can't play my keyboard very well - every time I try to play inbetween the black keys - it gets stuck.
13 May 2002 @ 16:10 by finny : Finny's Finger Has Turned Around
Last night the fever broke, the one caused by the infection in the bone. I sweated, tossed and turned, cursed, got worried, thought of taking an axe to it, you know quasi delirious. This morning it is apparent that I have turned the corner and the (dear) digit is definately on the final lap of healing.
I thank you all for being outragiously caring. I also thank you for understanding that even though there are far worse things that can happen to people that you have related to my plight. Which more than anything has been feeling useless as I cannot earn. To be bushwacked by such a small portion of my anatomy has been an insight. As has you all responding to my story.
So sorry about you not being able to play mmmark, well that is.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, all!
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