The Dim-Post

September 17, 2015

Broken fingers

Filed under: Uncategorized — danylmc @ 6:25 am

On Monday night I dislocated and broke two fingers in my right hand in two places (my three year old daughter jumped off a bank, and I caught her but the ground gave under me and I held out my free hand to break our fall). My right arm is now in a cast, as shown below. Also, I cut my foot and it’s infected. All this means I won’t be blogging much, if at all, for the next four-to-six weeks.



  1. Heal well.

    Comment by Stephen — September 17, 2015 @ 6:38 am

  2. All the best
    I suspect you will be blogging even more due to boredom. Hope so

    Comment by rayinnz — September 17, 2015 @ 6:47 am

  3. Oh dear Danyl, it looks sore too. Time to catch up on books unread, and maybe you haven’t already read this gem from Chris Mullins. Take care, Jenny

    Prime minister Jeremy Corbyn: the first 100 days | Politics … › Politics › Jeremy Corbyn a.. Cached 1 day ago – Chris Mullin portrayed a leftwinger unexpectedly swept to power in his 1982 novel A Very British Coup. Here, the … The Guardian ….. And secondly, that he relinquishes control of all his British newspapers which will, in future, …

    Comment by Jenny Horne — September 17, 2015 @ 6:50 am

  4. Remember your rule, though, Danyl. Heal soon.

    Comment by Solomon — September 17, 2015 @ 6:50 am

  5. best wishes for a speedy and painfree heal 🙂

    Comment by pdogge — September 17, 2015 @ 6:54 am

  6. This would not be an impediment for many bloggerati as most of them type one-handed already. Get well soon.

    Comment by Lee Clark — September 17, 2015 @ 6:54 am

  7. Just a thought. If I were you I’d remove the phone bill that shows mobile phone numbers from the photo…

    Comment by Richard Williams — September 17, 2015 @ 7:03 am

  8. BREAKING: 3 year old takes down leading left-leaning blogger! He vows never to blog again.

    Comment by eszett — September 17, 2015 @ 7:04 am

  9. I obviously don’t give a fuck about your hand or foot. But congrats on saving your daughter. For your posts and Facebook page, she sounds like a cool kid. Take care.

    Comment by Matthew Hooton — September 17, 2015 @ 7:12 am

  10. Bummer. Hope it heals quickly. You know that Sam Baker song about Broken Fingers?

    Comment by David — September 17, 2015 @ 7:16 am

  11. Great selection of books but that white thing in the foreground is blocking some of the titles.

    Seriously though, ouch. Commiserations. Time to try Dragon Dictate software ?

    Comment by Rob — September 17, 2015 @ 7:56 am

  12. All the best! Funnily enough, A friend of mine just broke her wrist wrestling with a midget in Las Vegas.

    Comment by Sanctuary — September 17, 2015 @ 8:00 am

  13. I’d be sorting out that horrendous phone bill tbh.

    Comment by Richard Williams — September 17, 2015 @ 8:06 am

  14. Should have taken a more centrist position. Veering too far to the right was your undoing. Just look at Matthew Hooton. Years of contortions on the right has left him spineless and with a recto-cranial inversion.


    Comment by Fooman — September 17, 2015 @ 8:31 am

  15. Ouch.

    Get well soon

    Comment by Nick R — September 17, 2015 @ 8:41 am

  16. oh dear. all the best to you for your healing.

    Comment by petronious — September 17, 2015 @ 8:47 am

  17. Can’t wait to read about this on Scout. Was anyone else ‘bruised’ in this ‘accident’?

    Comment by insider — September 17, 2015 @ 11:00 am

  18. When I saw the “Broken Fingers” title on Kiwiblog I was sure it was going to be a trenchant (but wrong) comment on community policing, a variation on Broken Windows. But, no! Get well soon.

    Comment by Tinakori — September 17, 2015 @ 11:13 am

  19. heal well dm

    hey hooton, how’s the mccaw flag coming along?

    Comment by Mag Rod Aigh — September 17, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

  20. Your daughter has a good father.

    You might use the time to sort out your bookshelves. At least put the Sagans together.

    Comment by Moses — September 17, 2015 @ 1:34 pm

  21. Damn – at least you looked after the daughter, even at the price of a couple of bust fingers…. heal well

    No hands – no problems

    or for MAC

    Buy, Install and blog…..

    Comment by dave1924 — September 17, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

  22. What often appears to be solid ground frequently turns out to be rather less solid than we would like.

    Also, good job making a one-handed catch and hold!

    Comment by Korakys — September 17, 2015 @ 4:55 pm

  23. That looks really sore. Get well soon.

    Comment by Mikaere Curtis — September 17, 2015 @ 4:55 pm

  24. Ouch. Looks sore.
    Lucky this didn’t happen on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon… imagine the ED wait times!

    Comment by MeToo — September 17, 2015 @ 5:59 pm

  25. ouch, sending sympathy. Healing broken bones can make you really tired in my experience, don’t be alarmed if you start to crave nana naps for a while.

    Comment by R — September 17, 2015 @ 6:28 pm

  26. Can the daughter take over the blogging responsibilities in your absence?

    Comment by herr doktor bimler — September 17, 2015 @ 6:47 pm

  27. You’re a touch-typer, right? You’ve only lost the letters o, p, and l, a bunch of symbols you don’t really need, the delete/backspace and return keys, plus the ability to pose questions. It could be the making of a distinctive new style.

    Comment by Adam Bennett — September 17, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

  28. Stand by for some big political news tomorrow – always follows any Dim-Post announcement of a blogging break. Key to resign, probably.

    Comment by sammy 3.0 — September 17, 2015 @ 8:16 pm

  29. ACC, OSH bureaucrats and WINZ will now be reviewing their policies in order to let BLINGLISH reach his objective of governments never spending money to benefit anyone but the very wealthy and corporate predators.

    Owners of three year old children BEWARE!

    Comment by peterlepaysan — September 17, 2015 @ 8:18 pm

  30. Deepest sympathies. Having one’s right hand “hors de combat” is a bloody nuisance when it comes to typing. Then there’s the pain, though it does pass. Eventually. And typing may be good rehab once the plaster’s off. Best wishes for a speedy and uneventful recovery.

    Comment by D'Esterre — September 18, 2015 @ 12:08 am

  31. Voice dictation works well on my Android phone. (Samsung Galaxy S6). 🙂

    Comment by Steve W — September 18, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

  32. Where would we be without Lundia shelving?

    Comment by herr doktor bimler — September 18, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

  33. Like all the others, I wish you a speedy recovery. And like many others, I commend you on your catch and hold. But 3 years old ?!? It seems like only yesterday she was being born. sigh. How time flies.Cheers!

    Comment by David was in Chch, now from Chch — September 19, 2015 @ 2:21 pm

  34. Like all the others, I wish you a speedy recovery. And like many others, I commend you on your catch and hold.

    All of the above. That photo, though, looks like an australopithecine foot.

    Comment by Joe W — September 19, 2015 @ 3:02 pm

  35. *ouch* It’s hard being Superman when we break so easily.

    A few years back I broke and dislocated a little toe and that was annoying enough. The bruising was exquisite.

    Comment by Ataahua — September 21, 2015 @ 4:54 pm

  36. Is that graphics card a dud, or going on trademe?

    Comment by Clunking Fist — September 22, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

  37. Get well.

    Comment by Kumara Republic — September 25, 2015 @ 12:30 am

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