Well guys I got some bad news.
Wednsday night I was in my appartment, cutting a frozen bagel (I don't want to hear it!) I had it on the counter, well the knife slipped and I cut the palm of my hand. Not real deep, but bad enough to do some damage none-the-less. Doctors think I may have cut a tendon or a muscle, which has caused me to lose some strength in my pinkie finger (left hand. thank god I am right handed!) and almost all of my lateral strength in that finger, the ability to pull my pinkie back in next to the rest of my fingers. Not good.
I have already re-gained a slight amount of the strength back, which is good. I have an appointment monday to see another doctor about it, they said that most of the strength should come back as it heals. Only time will tell though. If he thinks I need it, I may need some surgery to get the tendons/muscle fixed. I'm trying to keep in good spirits about it, it is in a splint to keep me from doing anything with it. Two BIG
nasty looking stitches and an hour later I went home.
George, I will be in your neck of the woods tonight till sunday, sorry I wont be racing. I really did want to show you what an old Woods car could do!
Mel, good luck to you and your crew in MP saturday, I really wish I could be there, looks like I will be done racing for about 4 weeks, six plus if I need surgery.
It's fairly nasty looking, but if you shoot me an e-mail, I'll send ya pic of it.
[This message has been edited by rowle1jt (edited 11-23-2001).]