My thumb surgery was this past Friday and seems to be a success, at least what I can tell of it.  Obviously there isn’t much to be seen as my wrist, thumb, and 2 fingers are bandaged up and immobilized.  There is a hard cast that is supporting my palm and wrist and is keeping my stitched-back-together thumb tendon in one place.  Thanks to the surgeon and the pain drugs I’ve been taking, I’m sure I’m on the road to recovery.  In the meantime I’m trying to do things with my left hand — a true exercise in patience and creativity.  Hopefully I will get the cast removed later this week and start physical therapy on my thumb to get it back and functioning before summer and the Minnesota fishing opener!  Until then I’ll be content to curl up with a good book and rely on my wonderful friends for their help and support.