a four-wheeler wreck when the shovel I was carrying
Slipped and flipped under the back tire wheel
I broke the knuckle straight across and knocked a chip out of it.
Well, time moves on. The physicians told me there really wasn’t anything they could do.
It would heal over time; ceasing to hurt.
It healed but it never stopped hurting.
Then around the last of this April, I tripped on the Gas hose, while fueling my car.
This time I knocked the little joint out of place
Causing more pain to an already continuously painful finger
So—in making a long story short.
The hand specialist said there is nothing to be done. He said lots of other things and advised me on the purchase of a glove, to rest the tendons, and take pain meds.
Arthritis has taken over the first knuckle and will take over the tiny knuckle at the tip.
It just is how it is.
So there you have it: pain, lingering, hovering, whispering constantly—letting me know I have a little finger, which now hangs outside of the normal part of my hand, catching on things, finding little ways to let me know—
I carried the shovel in the wrong spot on my four-wheeler. Just in case I forget when I go out to change the water.
Just in case.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,