Shattered Distal Phalanx - with Photos...

I finally got some time with my crippled hand to process and update the site.
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I broke the "finger-tip bone" aka Distal Phalanx when I pulled the rip-cord on an outboard motorboat engine with all my might, and the cord didn't budge, whipping out of my hand and raking hard over my fingers. It hurt pretty bad, but I still wen't snorkelling and saw a massive shovelnose guitarfish! I was contemplating not getting it checked out, but ended up getting an x-ray. What should have been one bone was in three pieces.
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Another shot pre-X-ray. Swollen, purple, and shiny, not good signs.
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Deanna took some shots after the surgery.
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They write "yes" on the arm that is supposed to have surgery and "no" on the other, just in case the doctor comes in blazing and starts cutting up the wrong arm. The nurse said "You'd be surprised..." as she was doing it.
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DRUGS
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A peek at two of the 3 pins in my fingertip.
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Out of it.
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Although it is just my fingertip, the doctor wrapped my whole hand to restrict movement.
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Lookin' gruesome.
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The one coming right out of the tip.
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So that's my week, Had an epic day with dolphins, broke my finger, now swimming and skating are over for who knows how long? FUUUUUUUUUCK.

Book Award!!!!
Posted August 13th, 2009 by Roberto Bummin
Get well soon

-Devinbriggs.com
Posted By: Devin on August 14th, 2009 at 01:08AM PST
Ouch! thanks for reminding me I have nothing to complain about.
Posted By: garry on August 14th, 2009 at 01:46AM PST
good luck with the surgery
Posted By: Eggs McManus on August 14th, 2009 at 05:53AM PST
At least it's not your dick
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 14th, 2009 at 07:56AM PST
shit sandwich.
Posted By: dir dreez on August 14th, 2009 at 11:13AM PST
i go in monday for potential hand surgery. sucks
Posted By: mikeyb on August 14th, 2009 at 11:31AM PST
can you imagine the bougers you could get with that rake?
Posted By: kelly on August 14th, 2009 at 11:51AM PST
fuck.
Posted By: TurtleBoy'sTwin on August 14th, 2009 at 02:16PM PST
hope all gos well ed!
Posted By: toy4life on August 14th, 2009 at 06:05PM PST
Holy shit, Ed... You said this wasn't skate-related, right?
Posted By: Jacob on August 14th, 2009 at 11:18PM PST
Get well soon.
Posted By: Sean on August 15th, 2009 at 04:49PM PST
You had to be put out just to fix your finger?
Whenever your finger is down,you realize how important that shit is.
How good will switch sects look
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 15th, 2009 at 09:02PM PST
Damn... At least you got to see that guitar fish!
Ha, switch... lucky kids.
Posted By: VeganHector on August 16th, 2009 at 11:17AM PST
"YES"
Posted By: kylelightner on August 16th, 2009 at 01:16PM PST
Man.... I really like that couch. Looks fantastic. happy resting.
Posted By: Brian Harte on August 16th, 2009 at 02:17PM PST
fuck man, that update was hard to look at because i hate fucking up my hands. I hope your awesome art makers heal soon and well, Ed!
Posted By: TurtleBoy'sTwin on August 16th, 2009 at 03:21PM PST
Ed that's funny, when I had my shoulder surgery 2 years ago they did the same thing, wrote 'Yes' on the shoulder that was to be operated on, I also thought it was kinda funny.

Wish you a speedy recovery man, Take care.
Posted By: josh on August 16th, 2009 at 03:31PM PST
Feel better Ed.
Make Deanna kiss it every day. This way it will get better faster.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on August 16th, 2009 at 05:38PM PST
Get well soon, ed. Also, do whatever physical therapy they prescribe. Built up scar tissue in that area could restrict your movement and is near impossible to reverse. Your blog is awesome....
Posted By: sorry ed... on August 16th, 2009 at 06:13PM PST
You and your wife have not had much luck with bones this year. Hope you feel better soon!
Posted By: Ray on August 16th, 2009 at 08:26PM PST
You got knocked,tha FUCK out!!!
Posted By: Jgonzalez on August 16th, 2009 at 11:05PM PST
hey ed, i broke my foot half way through the summer now im fucked!!!!!!same boat
Posted By: eddie on August 17th, 2009 at 11:04AM PST
you broke your foot on a Joes rent a boat on Catalina island????
Posted By: ed on August 17th, 2009 at 03:59PM PST
Bummer - you're always getting torn up.

That photography website you posted is amazing. I'm looking forward to your feature.
Posted By: Old Chum on August 17th, 2009 at 06:47PM PST
Ed you're too extreme for your own good. Nosebluntslides and guitarfish exploring don't mix.
Posted By: Brian on August 17th, 2009 at 08:02PM PST
Get well soon - I love you Ed!!!
Posted By: Jake on August 17th, 2009 at 08:43PM PST
"You'd be surprised..."
That's not too reassuring!
Posted By: Dave Nelson on August 18th, 2009 at 03:23AM PST
You should draw little eyes on those pin covers.

http://jacobkirkby.blogspot.com/
Posted By: Jacob on August 18th, 2009 at 09:42AM PST
Owie
Posted By: lynn decent on August 18th, 2009 at 11:44AM PST
pussayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Posted By: niaka on August 20th, 2009 at 10:58PM PST
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