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Thursday Thoughts

I didn’t give much thought to this post but I’ll try to state one or two anyway.

1. I had the last visit with my orthopedic surgeon today! He said the finger looks good and unless the need arose, I wouldn’t need to see him again. But I will continue to do the bending exercises I’ve been doing for a while longer.

2. I can hold my guitar pick just like before! And with two upcoming gigs I’m sure as hell thankful for that! Along with normal plectrum gripping, I’ve been pressing the shutter button on my camera without any hindrance.

My studio waits patiently for the next recording.

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Thursday Thoughts

I’ve had two occupational therapy sessions on my finger this week, one hour at each session, one session Tuesday and one today, Thursday. There’s a lot of bending going on at these sessions and it is quite painful. But I know I must endure it so I can get back to holding my pic and strumming my 6-string again!

I think the healing is coming along fine, the scab is gone revealing a reddish pink scar. The surrounding skin is also reddish, caused by the bending at my therapy sessions. Today the therapist said it was looking just fine as he proceeded to bend my finger down towards the palm of my hand. I grin and bear it, and it helps that my therapist is into flower gardening and grows raspberries as well. We chat about gardening as the pain increases.

We talked about weeding today, a favorite chore of every gardener I’m sure. I should weed more, but not right now, my finger is still healing!

The surgeon avoided my bass clef tattoo completely!