1 Proteus 5 months ago ...two weeks after a fool's incident with a breakoff knife, wherein I durn near sliced the tip of my left index finger off. Whilst it was still fresh and bleeding, I washed it, squeezed it shut, wrapped it up tight with multiple band-aids, then held a pack of frozen peas with my hand above the plane of my heart till the peas melted. The bleeding had stopped, so I left it at that.It's never really hurt much, and my main concern was getting back to playing guitar - which I started trying a few days after, still band-aided.A few days ago, I thought it might have healed up tough enough to play without the band-aid, and it had - but it opened up a bit while playing.So I went to the doc. He said they would have stitched it, but it was healing fine, nothing to worry about."But I play guitar," I said."For the next few weeks, you play slide," he said.