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Medical History

Month Nine: Curves

Nine months has passed since I cut off my left thumb tip.

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Medical History

Month Eight: Thumbs Up

Eight months has passed since amputation.

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Trauma

Restore finger nail shape

Finger tip injuries normally distort finger and nailbed shape. Here’s a way to restore them.

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Trauma

Playing music without fingers

Please welcome amputee musician.

Fyodor Shestiperov (b. 1953), a Russian accordion and guitar player, missing four fingers on his right hand.

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Regeneration Trauma

How to treat ingrown toe nail

Ingrown toe nail is a serious problem, with a threat of inflammation, edema and infection. It should be treated at once.

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Medical History

Month Four: A dent in the regrowing fingernail

Twelve weeks have passed since my thumb lost its tip.

As you can see, the removed fingernail is slowly growing back.

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Trauma

With the first scratch anything is not new anymore

Whenever I buy anything, I try to protect its surface as long as possible. I buy screen shields, keyboard covers and silicone for my gadgets. I walk around new furniture and home appliances very carefully and use them only by handle.
Because for me, even a minor surface damage moves anything from brand new to not new anymore.

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Trauma

Ultimate contraception: Young girl breasts amputation

Apart from female circumcision, young girls suffer another mutilation: breast ironing.

The procedure includes stick beating up 10-12 y.o. daughters breasts and burning them with heated stones. And the poor child is tortured by her own mother.

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Regeneration

How to treat scars

The amputation and following surgeries left some scars on my body. Injuries during our lives also leave a mark. Sometimes even a minor wound turns into in nasty scar for the rest of our days.
Why do we get scars in the first place?

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Trauma

Should I date a person missing finger or fingertip?

My new girlfriend doesn’t have a finger, should I still date her?
My new boyfriend has half a digit missing, should I run away?
Missing fingers
Such palmistry appear in online Q&As with surprising regularity.