My Hand Is Broken

Yup. I am a walking disaster. That pinky finger I thought was a sprain?

Broken in two places.
Broken Hand
They tried a pre-fabricated hand splint, but nothing would fit me. In fact, when they put on the “small” of their smallest kind, my doctor asked, “Do we have an EXTRA small?”


I nearly kissed the man right then and there.

I have NEVER been an *EXTRA* small ANYTHING.

But alas, no luck, so they had to make me a custom removable cast with velcro straps.

Thus I will have my GREEN CLAW for the next 4 weeks. If you’re lucky I might hug you with it at BlogHer.


P.S. Notice *WHERE* I broke my finger? My future piano concerto career is now at an end. And I was going to be SO GOOD.

This article has 14 comments

  1. mamikaze

    Aren’t you glad you have our education to fall back on? Piano is a brutal sport.

  2. gretchen from lifenut

    Geez, Aimee. Speedy healing for your pinky. From here on out, stay well and safe.

  3. Anonymous

    What the hell Aimee??? – m

  4. Sarah

    oh no! Hope it doesn’t effect your amazing photo shooting and writing!

    Here’s to some fast healing!

  5. Eva

    That looks very painful. Here’s to a speedy recovery! (I’ll drink on your behalf.)

  6. Helene

    Ouch! But green is *so* your color…
    Hope it gets better really soon!

  7. keli [at] kidnapped by suburbia

    seriously. STOP HURTING YOURSELF!!! i, as a pianist, would pretty much lose it with that kind of injury. you need to kick up your feet [or don’t kick, because you might break a toe or something] and just relax. that offer for a roll of bubble wrap still stands. 😉

  8. Suburban Turmoil

    Haven’t you heard? Green claws are TOTALLY IN! Can we all sign it at BlogHer?

  9. ExtraordinaryMommy

    Oh friend….. I will be expecting a green-clawed hug at BlogHer… xoxo


    I hope it heals fast. How are you typing?

  11. Magpie

    ouch ouch ouch. i broke my thumb once. it hurt for 10 days until i finally went to the orthopod, where i felt like an idiot in the waiting room with a lot of seriously broken gimps. i was actually thrilled to find out that it was actually broken, because then i felt less like an idiot. but there was nothing to be done about it, except a tiny little splint. no big green claw. heal well, friend.

  12. Mixtape Jones

    I’m going to refer to you as “Dainty Hands” from now on. 🙂

  13. Connie Weiss

    HECK! I’m sorry. I hope it heals well and doesn’t stick out funny.

    I was told by my dentist that I have a small mouth. But my husband doesn’t believe me.

  14. Bach God

    When you can move your fingers try having a piano therapy. It’s really effective.

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