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And the X-Ray says . . .

It's a fracture.

Yup, a type of fracture called "bony mallet fracture." My Orthopod says that I was lucky enough that the bend was not deeper, so I did avoid surgery. But now my finger is in a splint and I cannot fence for 6 weeks.

Yeah, I asked about doing it one handed, and she said no. Plus there is no way I can get the splinted finger in a glove anyway. And yes, I have given thought to other solutions such as a hockey glove, but I will prefer to wait till my next appointment (ten days) before I attempt to cheat.

Honestly, I prefer to give this time to heal correctly rather than having to deal with this crap for months or years. In the meantime, I can practice my basics and do drills. I can do buckler drills any day of the week. That will have to do.

Fortunately, I have an appointment with my trainer tomorrow for assesment. We can discuss how we can adapt my fitness program to my not being very handy with the left hand. Particularly when lifting with free weights. I am sure we can figure out a alternate moves so I can continue with my program.

I had plans of writing something very amusing on DWTS, but typing with a finger in a splint is a pain in the ass. Therefore, I leave you with the poll of the week. Who do you think is leaving tonight? It's a double elim, but LJ only allows me to pick one box. It will be entertaining anyway.

Belfebe out.

Poll #1375681 DWTS Booting Pool

Who do you think will be booted off tonight from DWTS?

David Alan Grier and Kym
0(0.0%)
Lawrence Taylor and Edyta
0(0.0%)
Holly Madison and Dmitry
5(50.0%)
Steve-O and Lacey
2(20.0%)
Steve Wozniak and Karina
2(20.0%)

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ladycaviar
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
I want to put up billboards across the country that say "IDIOTS! STOP VOTING FOR WOZNIAK! I HAVE TO POKE MY EYES OUT WITH A SPOON!"

I am so sad for Holly. It's like watching Barbie dance. Complete with permanently bent elbows and plastic hands. I love her so much and it makes me so sad.

I want to marry Gilles. *drool*
belfebe
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Gilles would be sexy even if he was cleaning the toilet.

Mmmmmm . . . Gilles . . .
theodorad
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
Ouch! bummer about the fracture.
belfebe
Mar. 31st, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
I know. It's annoying. :-(
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cbellfleur
Mar. 31st, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Six weeks isn't bad. You should be back by Sapphire.
The worst injuries Donal has gotten in 35 years of heavy fighting have been broken fingers. One was just two years ago (the other about 25 years ago). They didn't decide he needed surgery until about two months later - when they realized the bone wasn't joining by itself. He didn't fight from May to after Christmas!
dante_di_pietro
Mar. 31st, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
You can still drill.

Also, gloves aren't a requirement; you can wrap your hand in fabric. :)

FOLLOW THE DOCTOR'S ORDERS!
alricthemad
Mar. 31st, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Enabler!!!
alricthemad
Mar. 31st, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Wow, that just sucks, I'm sorry I hit it again.

Hey wait, he said no fencing, he didn't say anything about knife fighting... ;-)

See you Thursday?
anotheranon
Apr. 1st, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
But now my finger is in a splint and I cannot fence for 6 weeks

I am sending you mad well wishes for a fast recovery. 6 weeks without fencing = purgatory, IMHO.

cariola
Apr. 1st, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that your finger won't require surgery. Healing thoughts and well wishes in your direction.
greta_k
Apr. 1st, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
If you try to fence (except for non-injurious drills) before your finger is completely healed, I will dope slap you with a hockey stick.

How's that for support and incentive from a friend? ;-)
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