Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Stiff Little Fingers

There are many things I should blog about here: our trip to Austria, and our new furniture are two. However they are not going to be blogged, at least not yet. Yesterday I came off my bike. Didn't see a speed bump (at speed), took air, and then ate asphalt. Luckily the gear I've always felt like an idiot wearing saved me from losing a lot of skin. However I dislocated a finger on my dominant hand. I should post the x-rays. It was awesome.

Some guys walking down the road (who'd I'd been watching to make sure I didn't hit them, instead of watching the road) were great. They helped me lock up my bike and then drove me to A&E, where Bree met me. A&E were similarly great. Within 3 hours the finger had been reset, and I'd seen a specialist. Everyone was very friendly. All up as good an experience as a dislocated finger could be.

Today I have lots of bruising and a bit of pain, but otherwise I feel ok. I'll have an operation in a few days to repair some ruptured tissue (can't remember the name) and check the tendons are all right. Then it's a cast and rehab for 4-6 weeks. So I'll be a one-armed bandit for a while, which is an appropriate thing for a reinforcement learning researcher to be.

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