wow, we have some tough stories here! i'm really glad everyone recovered/is recovering from their injury.
a few months ago, i cut nerves in my A and E (pinky) finger by accident when i broke a glass in my hand. i also cut the tendon in my pinky. i went to my local hospital, and they stitched me up, telling me everything was okay. then i went to a bigger hospital to get the stitches removed and told me the nerves and tendon were damaged and it's too late to get them back to normal. now im thinking about taking some legal action.
after surgery, i was put into a cast for 2+months. im still using a removable cast. i have at least about a month of therapy left. im regaining feeling into my fingers again but i'll never be able to bend the top joint of my pinky ever again.
the bright side of being injured:
i used this extra time to learn music theory, learn spanish, read a lot of books, and did a lot of ear training. basically, i did everything i was putting off before. and i also got to cut my nails and start from fresh. they're looking pretty good! the nail bed even seemed to get longer by a ridiculous amount! my doctor and therapists are super nice people, very supportive! im really lucky.
JQ: It's fully functional now, but I lost about 1/4" of extension in that finger.
does this mean you cant bend it all the way up? or it doesnt have full range of motion? your story sounds very similar to mine! im glad you're fully functional again! it gives me hope.
so lessons learned, dont leave phone cables laying on the floor or you might trip. and dont go to a small hospital for serious injuries. go to a reputable one!
edit: sorry for lengthy post...