These last 6 weeks off work have flown by! My hand is healing really well. I saw the doctor this week and he was very pleased with it. I still have a lot of thumb pain but he is confident that it will go. Apparently it is still very early days after the op and it does take a long time for everything to heal inside.
Anyhow......I took a photo of my hand because it has healed so well. I can hardly believe it is the same hand from a few weeks ago when I had what looked like mince poking out of the wound!