Yep... that's a steel pin sticking out of the end of my thumb! DO NOT TOUCH THE PIN!
You can barely see the two sets of stitches on the outside edges of my thumb, but there are several other stitches on the inside of my thumb as well.
See how the color of the thumb is consistent? That means there is blood flow through entire thumb. THANK GOD!
The existing nail is going to fall off. The nail bed looks healthy and should produce a new nail... though it may be another one of those beauty/ eye/ beholder things...
And there we are... a "thumbs up"... because I CAN!
Again, I really can not thank Dr. Tontz Jr enough for his amazing surgical work. He said after he unwrapped the thumb, that he really expected to be unwrapping a "dead thumb"... so we were both very happy with his work. I have zero memory of what my thumb looked like before the surgery, but I am told that it was as if the end of my thumb had been removed like a sheath/ sock and turned inside out... and then the bone got severed off and shoved up through the space between the two halves of my thumb nail. So yeah, Tontz did a phenomenal job of recreating my thumb. And, keep in mind- I was even wearing a pair of full finger gloves when I crashed... so, yeah... wow...
So there's the thumb pictures. Now you can be as grossed out as me. Aren't you glad I shared?