one thumb down

Very local news: Most sadly, the graft did not work out and the surgeon took my thumb off for good (or bad) yesterday night. I should now leave the hospital any day and start (a) getting back to normal & (b) undergoing intense physical therapy. At least, as Brad Carlin commented, an extra thumb is not very useful on a keyboard…! I am looking forward being out again.

9 Responses to “one thumb down”

  1. Mark Johnson Says:

    Sorry to hear about your thumb.


  2. Georges Henry Says:

    Christian, la vie n’est pas finie: l’énergie que tu as mise jusqu’ici à toutes choses va te servir à surmonter. Amitiés, G. Letac.

  3. Dear Christian, I am very sorry to hear about this and hope the hand now makes a speedy recovery. I have heard from Kerrie your progress. You should put your experience in the historical context of the English wars in France, especially those of Henry V. It was the custom of the French when they captured the English to cut off their right thumbs so that they could not draw their English long bows, so effective for the English in the battle of Agincourt against the French cavalry. Anyway, that’s how Shakespeare tells it.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Tony

  4. annalisa Says:

    oh no…
    really sorry to read that.

  5. Éric Marchand Says:


    très choqué et navré pour ton pouce. Je ne sais pas quoi dire. Bon courage pour rééducation. Éric

  6. Sorry to hear. Get well soon.

  7. I am sorry to hear that.

  8. Michael Says:

    So sorry :-(

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