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Thread #70159 Message #1458245
Posted By: alanabit
11-Apr-05 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: Guitarist with buggered finger
Subject: RE: Guitarist with buggered finger
It is now a year since the accident and I am able to play guitar again. I am now resigned to the fact that my finger is permanently damaged, as the joint is still swollen. I cannot straighten it, and it seems most unlikely that I ever will again. However, there has been considerable improvement, and I can now (just) touch the palm of my hand with the tip of the little finger. The outcome is that I can play, but without full flexibility. No complaints though. Don Partidge plays considerably better than I do, although he can't use the little finger on his left hand at all. You just don't notice it. To be honest, I was not on target to be the second Mississippi John Hurt even before the accident. I can still do Pentjak Silat and play the guitar. Not everyone gets that lucky!