Tuesday, 14 October 2014 by Johnny Wilson
5 weeks ago whilst on holiday in the Cotswolds I severed the flexor tendon in my little finger on my left hand whilst using a bread knife. It was a 100% severance (of the tendon, not my finger!) and required a repairing operation under general anesthetic followed by regular physio to return a full range of movement in the finger. Yesterday was the first time I've been able to remove the splint and start using the hand for minimal tasks, hence the reason why I haven't posted any photography since the Cotswolds photos.
I'm not trying to dramatize the injury, I met a guy who broke both his legs in a car accident and whilst I was asleep in hospital, an old friend sadly passed away at the ridiculously young age of 27, so in retrospect; having a finger operation pales in significance to that... but it certainly puts things in perspective.
At the moment I only have about 60% movement in it, but I'm probably gonna get better, but that being said the whole experience coupled with finding out a guy the same age as me lost his life has taught me that one day I might not be able to do the things I've always wanted to do. So I guess what I'm saying is; life is temporary and I should probably get cracking with the things I want to accomplish in life before it's too late.
More new photography soon!