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Re: Way OT: EM fingers!


I have no useful medical advice to offer, nothing but my sincere wishes for
your speedy recovery.

Yours in Sound,

> [Original Message]
> From: Stephen Goodman <spgoodman@earthlight.net>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 6/13/2006 4:41:33 AM
> Subject: Re: Way OT: EM fingers!
> Okay, I knew I'd ask about this but now have no choice from context
> The rig has been down for several months given massive works on the
> On a weekend three or so weeks ago when I'd just had it and wanted to
> no matter what, I stupidly crushed the end of my left middle finger
> two big flagstones around 3 weeks ago, splitting the end like a melon. 
> Didn't break anything (x-ray check) and it wasn't a center-on hit so I
> the nail.  I can however feel the hard bit inside where the scar tissue
> forming.  I massage the tip most of the time, gently, and the feeling in
> tip still hasn't come back.  I've been told by a carpenter who says he
> something similar that it won't come back for as much as three months. 
> Obviously this effects playing - and even if one excludes the nuances 
> obtains through good feeling-control, the hazard of not feeling the 
> fingertip becomes one of finger damage through sense ignorance.
> I was itching to play before this happened, and have been having lucid 
> dreams about playing since a week after the accident.  Needless to say
> is an illustration as to why one should not hesitate before going at it. 
> I'm going to come into just a little bit of money via my late mum-in-law 
> sometime in the next month or so, and have decided that [a] life is
> short, and [b] I'm going to get a small, efficient amp system for 
> performance purposes and rent a couple of halls in the London area when
> damned finger gets better.
> So, guitarists on the list: How long will it take for this to come back? 
> Thx in advance.
> S.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jeff Shirkey" <jcshirke@midway.uchicago.edu>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, 13 June, 2006 02:04 AM
> Subject: Re: Way OT: EM fingers!
> >
> >>
> >> ... but can you imagine how you could use this to feel your way 
around a 
> >> keyboard, or a guitar.... your house?
> >
> > Actually, no. :) How would this help someone make music?
> >
> > I currently treat a fractured bone in my foot with EM waves 10 hours  
> > day. I'm not sure that's something I'd want to feel.
> >
> > Jeff
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