Originally Posted by farmpony84
When I was weeding about a week ago, I jumped when a Toad popped out of the dirt (I think I thought it was a snake). I jammed my finger so bad I wanted to cry... I rocked back and forth for a minute and then that night it swelled up so bad I couldn't move it. It never changed colors, and now most of the swelling is gone but I can't bend it all the way and it constantly aches, if I touch something w/ it, it hurts... Do you think I cracked it? Husband says it's too late to get it looked at if I did break it because all they will do is immobilize it and that won't work for me. So I figure I'll let it heal on it's own... I just wonder if I cracked it though? It's crooked... at the knuckle area....
I sympathise! You wouldn't believe what happened to me last Aug.!! Had Star out on the lead rope in the silent afternoon so she could graze on some lush grass, and a rabbit scurried by her head which caused a sudden standing spook - the rope caught suddenly on my left ring finger, (yep, wedding rings and all) and took a second to realise it was broken! It all happened so fast, and Star was already back to grazing that quick. But I'm looking at my finger and seeing my rings disappearing around the swelling, and moving it back and forth I could tell it was broken! Good grief! Put Star back in pasture, managed to crush ice and with a kitchen towel around ice-sandwich baggy on my leg, drove myself the 25+ miles to the hospital (we live in a wilderness area, and husband works on remote lakes) -anyway, they cut my rings off (no pain meds yet) and "buddy taped" my pinky to the finger and was told to make appt. W/orthopaedic next day - well, up here they're the only office, so by the time I was seen, my finger healed-(I drink lots of milk and have good calcium) So then I had to have surgery, for crying out loud, and more buddy taping!! The break looks horrible on the x-ray, but by golly, do you know that I didn't miss a beat with feed/groom/mucking, etc? I even saddled and rode her 12 times before the surgery! The ligament was holding the bone just right, and in my favor, and I was in hardly any pain!!! Unbelievable!! Had the rings re-done, and all's well that ends well, thank the good Lord!! :)