The fingers...

Icarus

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Damnit!

Alright, I told a couple of you on chat about the finger fiasco a while ago. In short, for non-chatting members:

I used to play bass guitar, but I stopped, and have since lost my callouses. Well, I was sitting in on bass for my friend's band, trying to play like I used to when I had callouses, and I rocked out a little too hard. I ended up with MASSIVE blood blisters on three fingers. None of them have completely healed up yet, but I can use all of those fine.

But, I have a new problem:

I have typed all of this without the use of my ring finger. During my basketball game yesterday, I blocked a kid's shot, and apparently did it wrong. I immediately knew something was wrong, but I played the rest of the quarter (1st quarter). I sat the second quarter, and went to the bathroom, put it in ice-cold water, and had to set it myself :rolleyes: When I returned, I resumed playing. I took a rebound (OW!), I blocked a shot (OUCH!), I got a steal (YOW!), and sucked on my finger (now swollen to twice its normal size) at every break. I played the rest of the game, and now I'm trying to learn how to do everything without my ring finger on my left hand (and I'm left-handed!).

A girl tried to hold my hand yesterday. She grabbed my left hand while we were walking, and I jumped back and yelled out. I explained, but that was awkward with a capital A! Damn.

God damnit. The fingers! The fingers!
 

Captain 151

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oh man, i have jammed many a finger playing basketball and football. theys a son of bitch, your not kidding. Sucks real bad when ya gotta wipe yer ass after a shit. If you aint ambidextrous... its a real pain to work it with your non-dominant hand. Woof.
 

Icarus

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I am ambidextrous, but I never realized how much I used my ring finger...

Tying my shoes is a bitch!
 

Havok

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I feel your pain. The first instrument I ever got into was the bass, and I fucking killed my fingers playing, but it was a bit of an addiction. I had band-aids on all my fingers constantly. Once I got my base playing fingers (callouses) I would still jam out and get bloody fingers. It fucking sucked.

Since then though I switched to drums, and I got drum hands, which to me was warts wherever I would hold the sticks. That was the oddest thing to me. Then they went away and became the ugliest scars I've ever seen. Then I switched to the guitar, and now I've got even harder callouses than when I was playing base. I can put out cigs between my fingertips like it was nothing.

Don't ever let your callouses heal, that means you've been neglecting your instruments.
 

gummi_

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Playing Bball doesn't mess around with your fingers too much ... i played a few games and jarred my fingers then, but after the first 4 or so then you just figure out how to do stuff without your fingers getting cained..
 

Descent

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HAHA! Good one Max.

I'll post a picture of my middle finger in this thread in a couple days...You think you are unlucky? My finger was born fucked up!
 

DIZNUTS

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Descent said:
HAHA! Good one Max.

I'll post a picture of my middle finger in this thread in a couple days...You think you are unlucky? My finger was born fucked up!

how fucked up?
 

Broken

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The thought this thread was going to be about how to get out of those Chinese Finger torture devices. You know the kind you get in Mexico?
 

Easty

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finger pains are a bitch. so are slamming them in a car door on a titty-bit-nipply day :redface:
 

Icarus

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gummi_ said:
Playing Bball doesn't mess around with your fingers too much ... i played a few games and jarred my fingers then, but after the first 4 or so then you just figure out how to do stuff without your fingers getting cained..

I'm no newcomer to basketball, I've been playing for years and I'm good (I was the #2 overall pick in the draft for my league), it was just one of those freak accidents I guess.

I'm going to have to play though the pain the next couple of weeks. I can handle it, though. It's not my shooting hand.
 

DIZNUTS

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man that aint nothin.....did u hear about this guy in philly who was shoveling snow at the Linc for 30 hours with no gloves on....he got frostbite and they removed 8 of his fingers yesterday.....he got his thumbs tho :thumbsup: