a quick update
I have now been castless for 5 weeks and have returned to 40 - 45% mobility in my right hand and wrist. Still painful and very frustrating but at least I can play a little with CS5.
The down side is that since I have been mousing/writing/dialling the phone etc with my left hand (because I can't with the right yet) I now have a problem with the tendons in my left thumb. They call it "trigger thumb" and according to my physical therapist at the least I will need a cortisone shot and at the worst a surgery and then more physical therapy.
The very good news is that whatever they do will not cost me a penny since I have met my deductible on my health insurance and I have decided to get a full physical work up done on everything to take advantage.
Happy new year to everyone.
Take care of all of you