Dislocated second pinky, are you kidding me?

So last weekend I dislocated my left pinky. Diagnosis, Mallet Finger. Bad, but I could still play basketball with it if I kept it in a splint. I dislocated it in the first half of the game, hit 4 straight 3s in the second half to bust the game open (city league) last Monday.

Tonight? Dislocated my other pinky in tonight's city league game. How does this happen? Am I being told something by a higher power? Like "get DDR" or "wear mittens when you play".

Never was my tag more ironic.

*sigh*

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You sure look pretty pissed

OUCH. I'd also like to know how that happens twice. That's some bad luck.

DSGamer wrote:

Am I being told something by a higher power?

2 hit combo!!

- God

One of my co-workers dislocated his elbow playing basketball. Someone took him to the hospital and the doctor called all the others to see a "classic text book case " of a fully dislocated elbow.

My co-workers play together but I don't ( the person that dislocated the elbow doesn't anymore). I don't like basketball and got injured enough in my life . 10 years ago I fractured my left tibial plateau and I wouldn't recomend it ( hurts alot for 2 month) .

I hope you make a quick full recovery.

shihonage wrote:

You sure look pretty pissed :)

I am. That's the look of someone who's been doing software engineering for 10 years and will now have to do so with two less digits and one giant splint. Not to mention the no basketball part.

Back in school, I had my right hand's middle finger broken while playing soccer, and a year had it re-broken, and ring finger broken as well in a fight. The loss of dexterity continued for a few years.

At least you have the dignity of having hurt yourself engaging in athletic activities... as opposed to, say, running into a door or accidentally getting your hands slammed in one.

I hope you have an amazing recovery that won't alter your game mojo!

DSGamer wrote:

Am I being told something by a higher power?

2 hit combo!!

- God[/quote]

Nicely done, Violet. Nicely done.

Hope your fingers heal soon. How are you typing this? It must be taking you forever, just out of awkwardness.

Y'know DS, I expected you to look more like a nerd icing his thumbs than Rocco from the Autoshop. Please don't break my knees, I'll get the money soon, I swear!

Also, first thing I thought when I read the thread title... Second pinky?

I am looking for a man with six fingers on his right hand...

You Are:
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How on earth will you drink a cup of tea now with that limited pinky movement. Hopefully the pinky can still stick out at the correct angle for teacup sipping etiquette.

(On a more serious note, sorry you were injured and hope you heal quick.)

Since pinkies are rarely used when gaming, it must be like a divine message to play a few more games! (Does this count as a silver lining?... I'm trying)

I spent a summer at basketball camp when I was around 12. That summer I sprained, dislocated, broke, or at the very least jammed every finger in both hands.
Thankfully the injuries were staggered, and not all of them happened while playing ball, but still, that was one messed up summer for my hands.

You have my sympathy, and please don't break my kneecaps either.

Very funny posts/thread. Thanks for the laughs and the healing vibes. It's cheered me up a bit. I mean that.

As to how I'm typing? Yes, very awkward. I've gone from being very fast to hunting and pecking. Very laborious.

Lobster, scaphism and others that think I don't look like your typical geek... no offense taken. Obviously. I'm a former jock who still plays sports and has rugged features. I think I look plenty geeky the rest of the time. Sometimes. I'm still a jock and a bigger guy, but I don't look the part of the typical geek, I guess. Especially with two busted fingers + 11pm + 5 o'clock shadow. That equals me looking like a Vice City character. Here's dorky me, just so I don't lose all my geek street cred.

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Hey, it could turn out for the better. I can't think of many things other than typing that pinkies are good for, but I remember busting mine in little league, and I was thus reminded of this hope:
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I mean, that's if you think it's a positive to play for the Cubs. They seem to (over)pay well.

Hey, I recognize that splint! I got Mallet Finger as a soccer goalie and it was misdiagnosed ("It should just get better on its own.") by my doctor's vacation replacement. The specialist I went to a week later has some scare stories about surgery, but after several weeks, the finger was as good as new. A year or so later, I can't tell the difference. I hope your recovery is as complete!

Dragonfly wrote:

At least you have the dignity of having hurt yourself engaging in athletic activities... as opposed to, say, running into a door or accidentally getting your hands slammed in one.

Uh huh. Television has taught me that "I ran into a door" is code for "my significant other beats me like a red-headed stepchild." Clearly I will have to visit Tyrian and have a "talk" with him.

Irongut wrote:

How on earth will you drink a cup of tea now with that limited pinky movement. Hopefully the pinky can still stick out at the correct angle for teacup sipping etiquette.

*Sharp intake of breath*

The 'pinky' must never stick out.

ANd don't hold your knife like a pen. *Clutches heart*

Irongut takes a deep breath. He stands up and addresses the GWJ forum

"Ok, I'm gonna be honest now. Occasionally, when I go to drink from a cup, glass or mug, my pinky takes on a mind of its own and does kinda pop out at some pre-determined angle. As long as I am alert and catch it, I correct the situation through either force of will or physically, by ordering the fingers of my other hand to push the defiant pinky back into position. I believe its genetic, my pinky is not a product of its environment nor has my pinky ever been abused or suffered trauma. This doesnt affect my gaming."

Irongut sits back down, exhaling in relief.

Sometimes my pinky pops out on its own, but I'm not talkin' bout my finger, ifyouknowwhatImean.

Irongut wrote:

Irongut takes a deep breath. He stands up.

"Ok, I'm gonna be honest now. Occasionally, when I go to drink from a teacup, my pinky does kinda pop out at some pre-determined angle. I am am alert and catch it, through either force of will or physical duress, I correct the situation."

Irongut sits back down, exhaling in relief.

Turn in your Man Card. Now.

Sorry to hear that, DSGamer! Here's hoping they heal quickly and you're back up to your old tricks in no time.

1Dgaf wrote:

ANd don't hold your knife like a pen. *Clutches heart*

I misread this as "don't hold your pen like a knife," which I took to mean the awful grip I've seen people use. I can't imagine how a person can write with all four fingertips on the pen.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Sometimes my pinky pops out on its own, but I'm not talkin' bout my finger, ifyouknowwhatImean.

Does the wife roll her eyes a lot in your house?

Razorgrin wrote:

Sorry to hear that, DSGamer! Here's hoping they heal quickly and you're back up to your old tricks in no time.

Thanks. It's not the worst thing that could happen to a person, although it hurt(s) and it makes typing very difficult. I mostly posted it because of the absurdity of it all. Dislocating each pinky in back to back weeks at the city league playing basketball. Part of me is afraid to play once I heal and part of me thinks the odds of that happening again have to be low, just statistically speaking.

Oh, man. I hope they're better soon. You need that left one. I mean, what's a W-A-S-D without the A?

momgamer wrote:

Oh, man. I hope they're better soon. You need that left one. I mean, what's a W-A-S-D without the A?

W--S-D?

Hope you get better soon, DS! Obviously, you rock hardcore.

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cartoonin99 wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

Sometimes my pinky pops out on its own, but I'm not talkin' bout my finger, ifyouknowwhatImean.

Does the wife roll her eyes a lot in your house? :D

You. Have. No. Idea.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Uh huh. Television has taught me that "I ran into a door" is code for "my significant other beats me like a red-headed stepchild."

Once again, you see through my subterfuge! But what can I do?! He really wants me to get in the kitchen and make him a pie!

Dragonfly wrote:

Once again, you see through my subterfuge! But what can I do?! He really wants me to get in the kitchen and make him a pie!

Well, I can't fault him for that.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
cartoonin99 wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

Sometimes my pinky pops out on its own, but I'm not talkin' bout my finger, ifyouknowwhatImean.

Does the wife roll her eyes a lot in your house? :D

You. Have. No. Idea.

Seriously. My eyeballs hurt from all the repeated rolling. Can you get carpel tunnel of the eyes?

It's OK if you extend your pinky when you lift a cup. It's possible for a man to be very heterosexual and still have gay pinkies.

On top of my androgenous extending (high-culture) pinkies, I will admit my thumbs have their own issues. They dont bend at the joint closest to the palm. I've dislocated them multiple times due to their inflexiblity and stubborn nature.

Thumbs in a splint are a real nuisance. At least with 'splint-ed' pinkies you can still game on and write etc etc etc. Not taking away from your hardship DSGamer. And upon seeing your mitts, I can see how the DS can give you finger cramps.... You got big mitts.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Dragonfly wrote:

Once again, you see through my subterfuge! But what can I do?! He really wants me to get in the kitchen and make him a pie!

Well, I can't fault him for that.

;)

What can I say? I like pie!