Sounds bad, I hope you will get over it soon!In the cold light of day, I'm fairly concerned about my ability to play med-long term. Although I'm mostly jovial about it, it's a fairly nasty injury. The damage couldn't be in a worse place from a drumming pov, & I've been told I may lose feeling & some function to the upper half of my index finger.
On a personal note, I'm picking up David floegel from the local train station this afternoon, & Matt Cowley's coming here for the hang tomorrow. I was really looking forward to some drumming shenanigans - bummer. That said, no doubt jamming will ensue. Madge is coming too, so I may get the Zoom out & post some footage
I got my own chisel story:
25 years ago I complety missed the chisel and hit my thumb with a mallet(not hammer, mallet!). To this day I have no sensation in the tip of my right hand thumb.
There was no cut, but the tissue was crushed badly.
Doesnt affect my drumming or working life though, but I do have a constant small 'buzz' feeling in this finger.