About

I’m a 20 something software engineer with very short ring fingers, but I hope not for long! This blog will follow my journey as my ring fingers go from being a little too small to just right. I haven’t found any blogs about this condition or surgery, although there are several written by people who have the surgery on their feet. This might be because the conditions is just so rare! If there are other people out there who suffer from a Napoleon complex of the finger you are not alone, and I hope you find my blog informative.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m so excited to find your blog! I need to go through and read the whole thing. I have the same thing with my left pinky & ring finger, as well as my right pinky. I’m 38 and have NEVER seen or heard of anyone else with this. I’m very curious about your surgery…. Did your insurance cover it? How painful and difficult was the recovery? must start reading…

    • Glad you were able to find my blog. It was definitely a nice surprise when I got home from the hospital for my right hand surgery to see that my site had finally reached someone with similar hands.
      As far as my expenses go, the hospital was in network so my insurance covered all of those bills. My doctor was not, so I paid the maximum out of network cost per year and the insurance handled the rest. I’m definitely getting full use out of having health care.
      For the left hand, I took a week off of work after surgery, but was only steadily taking pain killers the first 2 days. After that I would occasionally take them before bed or take Tylenol before physical therapy. The only time I was in a lot of pain was when I got a pin site infection during the last week of distraction, but once it cleared up and I stopped turning, things went pretty smoothly from then on. Hoping for similar if not easier reactions on my right hand, but we’ll see. If you have any more questions and/or you decide to get the surgery I’d be happy to e-mail with you if you like!

  2. That is so great. I think it’s great you are having the surgeries. Your left hand looks fabulous! It must be such a confidence boost!

    I remember as a kid we saw a doctor once, but he must have been of the “no cosmetic lengthening” school, because nothing ever came of it. Or maybe the procedures weren’t at the level they are now. (this was in the late 80’s)
    You’re making it seem so doable – like I should really look into surgery. hmm. I wonder how much harder the healing would be at my age. I noticed another blogger had her feet done at 50, and it seemed the healing was more difficult, which makes sense.

    I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am to find another brachymetacarpia girl. Just makes my heart triple in size! I’ll keep following along with your right hand. I wonder if it will be easier since your dominant hand is stronger? More inconvenient, but maybe easier PT? So excited for you!!!! Keep posting!!

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