Categories
Medical History Regeneration

Month 13: High-tech surgery

So, this month I underwent second surgery in pursuit to get default thumb length back.

Categories
Regeneration

Children can regrow lost finger tips

Many observations confirm children can regrow cut off finger tips. That’s not a rare miracle.

It’s a fact. Most children up to the age of 12 can regrow amputated digits. On one important condition.

Categories
Trauma

Celebrities missing fingers: John Hopkins

Sport benefits are doubtful, while sport harm is obvious. This philosophy is strikingly true when it comes to sport injuries.
Motorcycle lost finger
John Hopkins, b. 1983, a motorcyclist who lost a digit from his ring finger.

Categories
Regeneration

Arm Amputee Options: I can see dead people

This guy is world’s first one to receive double arm transplants.
Karl Merk both arms transplantation
Karl Merk, sporting both his new arms.

Categories
Medical History

Month One: The thumb is still heavily swollen

A month has passed since the injury and the surgery.
X-ray 1 month after amputation
The traumatologist described the new X-ray as consolidated fracture in satisfactory condition.

Categories
Medical History

Week Three: Rage

I’ve left the hospital and started to consult other doctors on possibilities to return my thumb to default.
As I came to see yet another specialist, things started to get grim.

Categories
Medical History

Week Two: Will the nail regrow if you lost half of your finger tip

After the surgery, they moved me to a common hospital room. “Common” meant 8 other patients shared it. The patients were male, heavy snoring included.  Anyway, I was too exhausted to bother and felt asleep almost immediately, refusing painkillers and sedatives once again.
Separate room. Much more personal.
The next day my insurance company finally managed to get me a separate room my plan provided, and I moved in. Things started to settle.

Categories
Medical History

Week One: How I lost half of my thumb nail phalanx

It was in winter. I just came to a resort some 3 hours from the city. It was supposed to be a pleasure getaway.
The day before
Well, it turned out a nightmare.