well about 8 weeks out from surgery things are on the up swing. I have started therapy for strengthening the thumb itself, amazing at this point video games are a big help and playing guitar has helped with regaining the proper feeling in the tip of my thumb(holding a pick). My final day of therapy is tomorrow and yes I did go to the snowflex even though it was not all the way healed. If you do happen to get this injury, god willing you don't, get it fixed as soon as possible it will save you a lot of time and suffering. Well now onto the next winter i'll be out getting gibbled just making sure I don't end up in the cabbage.