Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I wish for complete recovery

On the injured finger: I went to seek a second opinion from a Western medicine physician (a general practitioner) yesterday. I was told that the ligaments of my left little finger were loose. This contrbuted to partial dislocation of the joint. No medicine was given. No X-ray was needed. No physiotherapy was prescribed. No referral to the specialist either. No finger brace was given either. The doctor told me the best way to allow the finger to recover was to let it rest. I asked if I could practise (on the double bass), he told me it is up to my own calling. Anyway, at least there was hope for the finger to recover completely one day.

I think that the Chinese physician was much more helpful then. At least I could practise. When I am not practising, I could wear the finger brace to allow my finger to rest. The finger feels like it is gradually healing. Maybe I am impatient, I am yearning for a complete recovery soon.

9 comments:

eastcoastlife said...

Cannot rush. it takes time to heal. haste makes waste. I'm a good example. sigh....

oceanskies79 said...

ECL: Ok.
...I am wondering what else I could do to help in the speed of the recovery process. E.g. what kind of food to eat.

Jason Heath said...

Oh no! I hope that your finger heals alright.

solitudex said...

Hi PY, do give your finger sufficient rest, now that there's still a chance of a complete recovery, from the physicians' reports. We certainly don't wish that you push yourself to the extent that this injury becomes permanent!

I'll pray for you and God bless you with a speedy and complete recovery...

tigerfish said...

What happened to you? Better take care and agree with ECL, takes time to heal. Be patient.

dawn said...

the little pinkie does take time to heal. i had mine stepped on by my dog and it took forever to heal. Doctor can't do much except a brace. take good care of it.

mistipurple said...

:( take care.

pinkie said...

If I were you, I will take a break... agree with Solitudex... listen to your finger... take care...

oceanskies79 said...

Jason: I hope so too. Thank you for your concern.

Solitudex: Thank you for your prayers. I wish for speedy and complete recovery too.

Tigerfish: I don't know how I have injured the finger, but two weeks ago, I realised that one of the finger joints can't bend with ease. I will take care. Thanks.

Dawn: Thanks for caring and for sharing your experience. I hope time will be on my side. I am supposed to perform on the double bass for a music exams in less than 4 weeks time.

Pinkie: Thanks for your concern. At the same time, I can't help but feel impatient because I hope I can play well for the upcoming exams. I have been preparing for it for a year.