You don't know how much you need until you don't have it anymore. I am learning to use my left hand, but I don't like it. It don't get anything done. Makes me want to cry. I can't sew, wash my hair, wash the dishes (I don't mind that too much), write, color ... I miss my thumb!!!!!!! waaaaaaaa
It still hurts... thank goodness for pain medicine. Motrin is the best.