It's coming along. Last Tuesday I saw the therapist (not covered by my ridiculously expensive insurance) who gave some exercises and an appliancy thing that I wear about 4 times a day for about 10 minutes each. She did some measurements and looked at things, was very gentle and seemed optimistic that it would work out fine.
So each day I do the painful exercises, put on the appliance thing (which doesn't hurt until I take it off and I have it on right now), and play some guitar. It is getting better, moving further, and hurting less. I even have this strange little hope that because of the attention and exercises that when I'm done, I'll actually have better Independence of my fingers and play better than before. Wouldn't that be cool!
In the meantime,
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand