I Cut Off My Finger - Here’s What I Learned

Relearning how to navigate a five-fingered world with only four.

Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

In December of 2020 I cut off half of my right index finger in a woodworking accident.

As I lay in the hospital bed awaiting surgery to tie up all my loose ends, I did a lot of grieving. I felt the enormity of a non-normal life, of trying to navigate a…