well, today the splint came off my finger. I have to say that I hesitated to take it off for fear of what I'd discover. The doctor had said that the first concern would be that it was straight, then, that I could bend it, and finally, that it would straighten out again.
Well, it is straight... but I can't bend it. Hopefully that is just the stiffness of being immobile for 6 weeks in a splint and that it will loosen quickly over the coming days. I haven't tried playing guitar with it yet but will do so before the day is over.
Send your good thoughts my way and your prayers God's... if it doesn't loosen up I will be one seriously depressed camper.