The doctor had explained to me that removal of plates from my hand would come with a risk. There is a major nerve that could get damaged and hand movement can be lost.
… and the operation was over. While I was returning to consciousness, the anxious doctor asked me:
“Now, please move your little finger! Good! Now the ring finger! Yes!…Now the wrist! Great!…Now the shoulder! Fantastic! It looks like the nerve is completely safe!”
“Doctor, look at this! Even the left hand works completely well!”
“Wow! … Wait a moment! We operated on the right one! Can’t you stop joking even when you are half-conscious?“