Another setback...

With less than two weeks to go, you'd have thought I could make it to 30 with all my fingers intact...

But it turns out not to be the case.

After a hard day of remodelling the garden on Sunday I thought I'd get to work cutting some logs down to axeable size with my table saw.


To cut a long story short, I'm now missing the top of my left index finger.

Thankfully the staff at two hospitals took good care of me, and a 30 min operation under local anaesthetic to get the remainder tidied up (remove a bit, stretch skin over etc) and I'm now back home resting.

Sadly the anaesthetic has worn off and the painkillers only take the harshest edge off the pain.

But, it could have been much, much worse.

Not sure what this means for running - but it screws up my cycling for a bit as my hand curently looks like this:

Which is better than it did before - do have a pic of the damage, but people get a bit upset seeing it so wont publish it here!

Going to get it all redressed on Friday so will have better idea what's going on with getting back out there.


  1. Hope you make a speedy recovery Phil, and you'll be back out exercising again when you're ready.

    In the meantime take it easy, eh?

  2. So sorry to hear about this Phil. Lets hope it doesn't affect normal life too much. At least you can still run!

    Get better soon

  3. Ouch!
    Any chance Anonymous sabotaged the table saw?
    I'd like to share a piece of advice my wife often reminds me of. Size doesn't matter, it's what you do with it that counts.

    Your typing still looks good....

    best wishes


  4. I don't see how removing a finger stops you running. I only posted this because I love seeing my name in print.

    Ananymous too.

  5. Oh, and by the way, get well very soon.

    Anonymous too.