Tying Your Shoes, Typing, Washing the Dishes, Squeezing the Toothpaste Tube
June 7, 2006
What are things that are difficult to do with a huge bandage on your half missing thumb.
This is a picture of the built-in benches that cost Rob his thumb. They turned out really nice and were totally worth sacrificing a finger, that wasn’t mine.
Rob is in surgery as I type this, having his thumb repaired. He sent me this email yesterday afternoon:
She told me to be sure to where a very roomy shirt, as my dressing will be quite bulky and may not fit in a normal shirt.. Excuse me….! Uhm.. What exactly do you think this surgery is for? A heart transfer or a damn thumb??!! Too bulky?? Just how much dressing are they expecting to put on one hand? There is just so much wrapping they can do.. Am I supposed to wear this roomy shirt for the next two weeks too? Should I go shop at the big and tall shop to outfit myself to accommodate my “dressing”..?
In case it isn’t clear from the email he was also told that he would have to leave the bandages on for two weeks without having them removed. If his hand can’t fit inside a regular shirt, what is he supposed to do for wearing clothing to work. He is also traveling for business next week and part of the trip is going to Universal Studios in Orlando. I can’t figure out exactly how that is business related either, so don’t ask me.
I joked to him this morning that I half expect to pick him up from the surgery center and find him in a apparatus like this:
with one of those dog cones around his neck for good measure.
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