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    I've had a mass on my left index finger for a couple of years. It's a little bump just after the last knuckle just before the nail. It was resting on a tangle of nerve endings so if I would hit it in anyway it would be white hot pain. I learned to avoid hitting it 80% of the time, but that 20% was not fun. The last time was when we were taking the bullet train from Florence to Milan and I was putting up the luggage on the top rack and bashed the finger good and the subsequent girl scream caught the attention of my wife who was trying to sleep. Tired of my occasional blood curtailing screams, she said "your getting that things looked at by a Dr when we get home.

    So I go to my GP and he refers me to a hand surgeon, I go in today they num the hand up and remove the mass, three stitched and bandaged up and home.

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    ganglion cyst? nerve sheath growth?
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    ganglion cyst? nerve sheath growth?
    It wasn't a ganglion cyst because it was hard, he cut it out and they are doing a biopsy. Although he doesn't think its cancerous. I'm waiting for the local to wear off to see how much Tylenol I need. They were prescribing Norco but I hate pain meds and how they make you feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    That's quite the bandage for "a little bump just after the last knuckle just before the nail" Attachment 120629
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    Ouch. Hope it heals well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    That's quite the bandage for "a little bump just after the last knuckle just before the nail" Attachment 120629
    I was going to say the same thing. I had 8 stitches in my left thumb where I failed at removing it with a 3 inch hole saw. Barely had any bandaging at all on it. Did it in the morning, got the stitches, and then made it home in time to go to work.
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    Open the thread expecting to hear about High Mass... or maybe Midnight Mass being dropped somewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    That's quite the bandage for "a little bump just after the last knuckle just before the nail" Attachment 120629
    Cushioned, to give those nerves a little time to relax and get used to life without the bump.

    When I cut a chunk out of my left index finger, the surgeon said I’d probably loose flexibility.
    So, I went and bought a 60 year old Chevrolet 1Ton. Armstrong steering and that grip to release hand brake restored everything back to normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    I've had a mass on my left index finger for a couple of years.

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    They got the Wrong Finger!

    All the best for a quick healing!
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Ouch! I hope you have a quick recovery and unexciting lab results!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    They got the Wrong Finger!

    All the best for a quick healing!
    eggzactly in the middle

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    Grant’s got a point there. Joe, do you not know which is your index finger? I hope your signaling finger heals quickly.

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    Hope it heals well!
    Having hacked up a finger with my circular saw decades ago, I know that LOTS of padding helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Grantís got a point there. Joe, do you not know which is your index finger? I hope your signaling finger heals quickly.
    I'm sure Joe would have pointed it out!
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Hope you heal up fast.
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    Hope you heal completely and quickly and the biopsy is negative.

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    Wishing you all the best.
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    One wonders where that finger has been. It's known for dexterity and length.
    A negative ba-bopsi hoped for.

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    I might have tried three weeks of castor oil before letting an MD cutdrugandburn.

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    Unfun, brother.
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    I had a pea sized cyst develop on the inside of my left middle finger when I took up kayaking over 35 yrs ago. Got it cut out but didn’t get that spectacular of a bandage.

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    I cant help wondering why you waited a couple of years..."White hot Pain"? For a couple of years? Jayzuz....

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    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    I cant help wondering why you waited a couple of years..."White hot Pain"? For a couple of years? Jayzuz....
    No one knows how to suffer like the Irish, just ask my first wife
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    Commenting to a woman awhile back - ? significant wt loss?

    'yeah, I lost 200# of dead wt. awhile ago'.

    EH?

    'I got a divorce'.
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    I used to introduce my first wife as "My first wife". She didn't find it funny, but guess what ? I was correct.
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    A friend calls his first wife his practice wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Open the thread expecting to hear about High Mass... or maybe Midnight Mass being dropped somewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    She's Irish too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ranger View Post
    A friend calls his first wife his practice wife.
    I call my sweetie my 'starter wife'. After 40+ years together, though, I'm considering a terminology change...
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    “Current wife”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom from Rubicon View Post
    One wonders where that finger has been.
    Does it pass the sniff test?

    Seriously Joe. Heel (sorry) Heal up and put it to good use for the rest of us.
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    My ring finger in my left hand is tightening up through my palm. It will (should) eventually sit perpendicular to my hand apparently. Presently I can't push it back beyond the plain of my palm.

    I recently started to teach myself guitar.
    It won't voluntarily bend backwards even a little bit, but definitely stopped progress toward 90 degrees and improved dexterity. Best Physio I can think of.
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    PS a very Irish thing would be to go the local church and pay $20 for a mass......


    A mass for a mass; t'would clear it up in no time.
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    I am trying to keep down the progress of dupuytrens contracture by playing guitar too, gypsie. Well playing at playing guitar for the last twenty years or so. Clapton is called Slowhand. I just call myself SLOWWW hand. Hope you heal quickly and have a good report from your biopsy joe


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    Leo Kottke over did hisself in his early work. You can't make the sound of two without burning out.
    Last time I attended a Leo Kottke performance was 88 or 89 at the Fermi Lab auditorium still learning to adapt a style. He said "some days a good and others are shoveling rocks". We got the later.
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