Well, the good news is that it doesn’t really hurt.

However, I am in a bit of a quandry. You see, I can’t decide whether or not to cut the flap of skin off. Is it aiding the healing process, or holding it back? What would you do in my situation? Suggestions on a postcard to the usual address please.

These 3 photos demonstrate the various positions that my ‘Flappy’ as I affectionately call him, is capable of taking.

In Other Finger News the sister finger on my left hand is feeling empathetic towards that on the right as my glove had a hole in, and I have been working clearing brambles all day. It was, actually, really rather enjoyable and very rewarding. I opened-up two previously intraversable (sp? ‘can’t be walked through’) snickets in the depths of this rather large garden. I do worry about hitting toads with my rather powerful strimmer though. I know that there’s a fair few about, under the leaf mould, and if I hit one it would no doubt become instantly polverised, with it’s inards shooting straight into my face, the fluid passing through the mesh that protects me from flying stones and into my mouth. Urgh.

In Non-Finger News this morning I was woken up by the sound of voices, those of the two oldies distinguished owners of the Welsh Garden Project where I work and reside in the holidays.

After a few seconds of listening to their conversation in the hallway, I thought, “Oh no! They’re speaking in white-on-black, not black-on-white! I can’t understand a word they’re saying!” Thing is, I remained convinced that that was the case for several minutes, until reality was able to wrench me from the clutches of post-sleep daziness.

Well, I must get to work on this thorn-filled finger with a needle. Good job the two fingers I type with aren’t affected eh?

2 Responses

  1. I personally would cut it off, because it’s not actually doing anything to help, I don’t think. But cutting it off also deprives it of a layer of protection if you’re putting any kind of pressure on it so it will probably hurt more. I don’t know. It’s not like the skin is going to heal back on, so it’ll have to come off at some point.. It’s probably better to cut it off yourself than just have it ripped off by something. That wouldn’t be nice.

    And now I feel there has been quite enough commenting from me 🙂

  2. Thanks. I shall add your opinion to my database of, er, three opinions that I have heard today, and later this week run them through my “should-i-cut-it-off-trometer” and see what it comes up with.