One of my good friends is a doctor. A few years back when we were chatting he was talking about how Opposing Fingers (a.k.a Thumb) are very important to us humans. He went on to give a lecture on how Thumb as the only finger opposing the other 4 fingers helped apes/human ancestors in using Tools for hunting and eventually to invent Fire/Wheel, etc. I hardly gave this any thought, until a few days back. Reason?.
An Infection a few days back in my right-hand thumb possibly through a cut or piercing, I am not sure how. My thumb is swollen and entire right hand is numb and painful. My Doctor has assured I should be fine in next few days, but till then it is painful. This episode made me remember my friends’ comment and what little I can do with my right hand without using my thumb. For example, I can drive my car with my left hand, but how do I turn the ignition key without using Right Thumb?.
Uninteresting update (22/Aug/2007): After 3 painful surgeries to cut the infection(s), drain the puss and several tiring dressings – my thumb is healing. It should take another week or so for the thumb to be fully functional.
Long time no post. Hope you are doing well now.
aug 22 wed 1400
True, tats y ekalayva was demanded tat finger by Drona.