UPDATE: August 15, 2019 About 5 days ago, I was bitten by some sort of arachnid, venomous, and it is a real issue. There are 5 pictures of the hand on the GALLERY section to view. It is not responding well. I am thinking that I need to suspend work and not taking new work in, until this is resolved. I dislike being sick, having things like this occur, but, in this case, I think it is the right thing to do. Lets see how it is in a week or two.  

May 28, 2020. Doctors now have a target date for complete recovery, they are optimistic full recuperation will be complete by  the end of July, 2020. I can't wait!

After endless sessions with orthopedic surgeons, doctors, thereapists, they have made the situation a lot better, but still not completely recovered.

They are now saying that the hand should be ready for me to get back into the shop in early 2021, thank heaven.