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Ahh! I broke my left hand index finger today! Which is especially bad for me... considering that I'm left handed. Now, I have this big splint on it that won't be coming off for a month.

I'm really mad, 'cos I can't do most of my normal things: play piano, play guitar, write, etc. I was having so much trouble taking notes in a lecture today

Does anyone have any suggestions of things I can do to help myself better survive this time of agony? (hehe)

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Awwww that sux Im sorry.

I remember when I broke my right arm (the one I write with) 2 days before the cheerleading compition. I was a flyer and I did the stunt I was supposed to do in the competition 85724389 times, and one day a girl just lost her balanced and dropped me and I broke my arm. I couldnt compete and I couldnt even go see them compete. I was sooo sad.

You never realize how lucky you are until you break something or something goes wrong.
I guess just like everyone, you will have to bear with it for awhile, and once you get back to it you will be soooo happy.


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Get cracking on all those books you never had time to read.

Rent your fave movies and get your dad or mum to pop it in the vcr.

Go somewhere quiet for a suntan. Again, with a good book.

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Come on Scarleteen and read all the interesting posts. And if our darling Miz Scarlet can type with only 8 fingers, you can do it with 9.

Sorry to hear about the broken finger hon. And I hope you feel better very soon.

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Break out all your favorite CD's, and sing like there is no tomorrow, lol... That's what I do when something goes wrong.. try it, it will take your mind off of things.


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my friend broke her finger last week. she wasn't really impaired and refused to let anyone else write for her. so... i guess it wasn't that bad. but my other friend had to get wrist surgery (and had a cast) with her dominant hand...and a month later- she's AMBITEXTROUS!

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Omg ... lilnerd ... when i read your post i thought you were talking about YOUR finger in third person LOL "she wasn't really impaired and refused to let anyone else write for her." Oh dear ... too much cold medicine for the Smurf ...

Anyway, i broke my pinky finger playing bball once. It majorly sucked. I went to the emerg. room b/c it really really hurt and they put it in one of those finger splint thingys. Then i REALLY couldn't do anything w/ it. Man ... what a pain in the a** that was! You should catch up on your reading or something ... Watch lots and lots of TV, it passes the time

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With your lecture notes- I know my university has a scheme where you can get someone else to take lecture notes for you if you have a temporary (or permanent, though that doesn't apply to you) disability. It might be worth asking about. You might also want to find out if your lectures are taped. If they are, you can just attend the lecture, and then when your hand is better, borrow the tapes and make the notes.
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hehehehe... that's too funny smurfy!

You should make amends with you if only for better health. But if you really want to live, why not try and Make Yourself?

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joryuu, i know the feeling. this reply is being pecked out slowly with many errors 'cause i am left typing with one finger.

as some of you know, last week, i fell off my razor scooter. my physics TA found me lying on the ground, bleeding, and moaning, "ow ow ow ow..." my left hand would not move or bend. i could not get up. ppl had to lift me off the ground. but i could stand. nothing was wrong with my legs. they took me to uni. health services where they xray'd and cleaned me up. nothing broken. but painful nonetheless. and i'm healing nicely. should be aok in a few days.

till then, i can't wash my hair, do my dishes, or lift heavy objects. taking notes doesn't hurt anymore. and i get by with generous help from my ever-patient boyfriend. yes, i'm frustrated, but it'll pass. bones mend. skin heals.

Kill your TV! And while you're at it, your mobile phone, too.

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...and then again, sometimes the body DOESN'T heal from injury, and that's okay, too.

LOTS of people (including myself) live with permanent disbilities from injuries and we work through it. You'd be amazed to discover how people can adapt and how you can find new ways to do things you never thought of before.

When I first hurt my hand, they couldn't get the surgery right to make my hand even functional for a solid year (and I grew up playing piano as well), and I managed to do most of the things I could before with just one hand. With only eight functional fingers, I find I do more with them in a day than most people do with then. And one of the most amazing, motivated and capable people I ever knew in my life was I man I knew growing up named Tom who was paralyzed from the neck down.

So, count your blessings, and look at what you're capable of, rather than what you aren't. You'll find it's a great way to go through life whether you're injured, disabled or not.

Heather Corinna
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But if you're a worm, sleep late." - Shel Silverstein

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