Nearly 8 weeks ago, I had surgery to repair the EPL tendon in my left wrist. This is the muscle & tendon that allows you to make a 'thumbs up'. I had severed it; just partially at first, in an accident at home. About a week later, I ruptured it (meaning that it completely severed) when I put too much weight on it, not having realized the extent of the initial injury.
I was in a cast for about a month, and then a brace, which I still wear. The recovery is coming along well.
There have been a few requests lately, via facebook and twitter, for updates on my recovery. In response, I made the following video yesterday. It's my first video blog, so be kind! I've been having a lot of trouble with my home internet lately as well, so I had to upload a fairly low-res version. I hope to get switched over to a new ISP later this week, and if all goes well, I'll upload a higher quality version of this and replace it.
Big thanks to everyone who has reached out with moral support during this ordeal. You know who you are! It really means a lot to me, and I appreciate your kind words and encouragement.