So the actual end was technically 22nd August 2014 – exactly 3 months after my glove came off my hand. That’s right kids, I’ve been gloveless for over 3 months! The glove came off on May 22nd which was a very weird feeling. Y’know that dream where you leave for work and you’ve forgotten to put on your trousers? Initially, it felt like that every time I went out without it. ‘Ah! I’ve forgotten my glove! Oh, wait, no I’ve not…’ I couldn’t say goodbye to my occupational therapist, Liz, that easily though. A few weeks later we met at the pub instead of the hospital and had a good ol’ natter about life (which is what we would tend to do during my appointments anyway). Liz told me that after a pressure garment is removed, it takes 3 months to fully finish its thing – if any changes were going to happen (fattening up of skinny fingers in my case), they would happen within 3 months. So, with that in mind, I patiently waited. in reality, this time absolutely whizzed by due to my new crazy line of work, so much so that I missed my 3 month date. But finally, here are the results!
My scar and bent ring finger are literally no different to my last photo post however, fingers have fattened up a tad. My knuckle wrinkles still have a funny, flat look about them and my knuckles shall continue to stay knobbly. My final ring size is P 1/2 (before my accident it was M). I don’t really have any pain as such however, some of the tougher parts of the scar (especially the bobbly part that goes down the side of my hand) can hurt if I don’t moisturise or if I catch/hit it on something.
Despite this crazy adventure of ups and downs, I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart, I love my scar. It’s moulded me, made me a more positive person and most of all, given me quite a story to tell!
My posts on here will probably be very even more few and far between from now on but if you want any questions answering at all, feel free to drop me a message at any point and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can (which sometimes takes me while… Sorry about that…)
Over and out. For now.