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Under the Knife

It will be the first time and compared to other injuries I think it’s minor. Right after it happened my first reaction was, of course, to look at it. It was at that precise moment that I knew it wasn’t just a scratch.

My wife knew that it required an emergency room visit and I reluctantly agreed. After a lengthy 5 1/2 hour wait I found out exactly how bad it was; it would need the attention of an orthopedic surgeon.

I’m a musician and I play lead and rhythm guitar in a couple of local bands and an injury like mine can cause an undue amount of stress. Not to mention the jitters one might get when they find out they need a CT scan and surgery.

And yet, I keep thinking of how minor it is compared to what others have had to endure. Even when told that I need to be extremely careful with my injury because of a higher threat of infection, due to my age I guess.

Surgery will take place on Wednesday, September 15. If all goes well and I’m able, I will play guitar with my band on the following Saturday at a local eatery. If I can’t play, I at least hope to be there to hear them without me. I’ll consider it a treat to be a listener and will certainly be enjoying a cold New England IPA or two.

The Culprit
The Injured Finger (Shortly after being examined by the hand surgeon)
A New England IPA
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Time for drastic measures

The restore/recover disk should be here any day. I had to order a new one from HP because I couldn’t find the original one that came with my system. For those of you wondering what’s going on, my desktop computer stopped computing and decided not to load windows. This rather troublesome setback has given me the opportunity to search and clean my entire workroom. I’ve looked everywhere. It was probably thrown out with the box my computer came in. I’ll never know.

Update: Restore/Recover failed. It appears it may be time for a more drastic measure, like taking the tower to a computer repair shop. Either that or a drastic measure that would involve me taking a peek inside myself, and no, I didn’t mean inner self-reflection. But since I mentioned it, I’ve been wondering about yoga and if it would add to the success I’m having with a lifestyle change. I know it involves meditation and self-reflection, and sitting and stretching in all kinds of weird ways that my 57-year old body might object to. This is a digression, I want my desktop computer back, and I’m willing to take another drastic measure.

As it says on the back of my Martin guitar strings T-shirt: “Stay tuned.”