Thank you again for the well wishes! I removed that entry; I didn't want that awful pic linked on my page and realized I should clear out my journal in general, but it has been 4 nights since I wrecked my thumb. I went to a clinic a couple of days ago just to have the doctor take a quick peek at it and bandage it for me, and he reassured me that the ER doc did an excellent job with the adhesive sutures. It hasn't been easy to do anything; I'm right-handed and even using a mouse or typing results in quite a bit of hot throbbing pain, and icing it has been a struggle as it sometimes causes more bumping and nudging and squeezing than any benefit the cold could have, but every day is better than the last.
The sketches I'm working on all need a few touch-ups, now that I've been looking at them for a bit just contemplating how to finish them off, so I've put off scanning until I can do it all at once and replicate the same post-scan editing process for each one. Hopefully in the next few days I'll be able to do detail work again and finish it up. The last thing I want is to prolong the healing process though, as it is very painful and angry, and a couple days ago I went a little too far picking at someone's drawing and had a lot of regret afterward. The nail might actually recover, but the tissue was torn almost to the bone right where my pencil typically rests and a lot of the control comes from my thumb. Been trying other ways of drawing and it's just sloppy and increases the blood pressure in the injury site x_x I'm so sorry for this delay. I've tried left-handed, no-thumb pencil positions, but it's just gonna have to wait. It's just unreal to me that this has happened, when I FINALLY thought I was having a great turnaround time, and really enjoying the characters. I wish I could make it up somehow! Maybe I'll do some bonus doodles with my left hand and try to become ambidextrous lol... we'll see. When I do try to draw left-handed the results can be uhhh pretty insulting.