The rate of improvement in the had has been nothing short of amazing. Yesterday, when I went to change the bandage I was very surprised to see that all of a sudden, there's actual skin covering the entire area. This thing had been open and bleeding every day and now it's 100% closed! You can still obviously see the large gash, and this new skin looks and feels very raw - sort of like the new skin underneath a really bad blister, but at least it's now covered.
I'm no longer using a splint, taping the fingers together or even using a bandage - it's now operating just like a normal hand. (except of course for the swelling and the inability to make a fist or grip anything) Most of the purple and yellow color is gone on all of the fingers as well.
Another bit of good news - I went to the CMT today to get the ailing hamstrings worked on, and they're much better. Still tight in certain areas for sure, but not nearly as bad as before - I'm sure the week off has helped out w/ that.
So in the span of 10-days I've gone from a guy w/ a bone sticking out of his hand (along w/ a couple of other mangled fingers) and injured hamstrings - to actually feeling pretty good. Sitting in the emergency room I was certain that I would be out of action for at least 6-weeks, and maybe even 2-3 months if I needed surgery etc. But I've been fortunate enough to be able to start up again after only a week, and now a few days after that I feel like I can just about pick up where I left off - only better because the hamstrings are in better shape.
Obviously, I feel very lucky. Not exactly the way you want to take a week off to heal the hamstrings, but effective nonetheless. Of course I still have that hand rehab thing to deal with, but I'm not too concerned about that. Instead, I'm looking forward to executing the plan and getting this build going.
Wed, 2/11: No running. Appt w/ CMT, core work