Thumbs are so damn useful! Since I tried to remove my right one with scissors I have learned just how useful they are. And how slow to heal. And why checking to see if you need stitches with an actual doctor as opposed to checking with the part of yourself that clearly wants to avoid stitches is the better way to go.
But!! in spite of my lack of knowledge and foresight apparently my thumb will not fall off, will likely take an extra week to heal (derp), and I will have full use again in ~3 weeks.
I will also monitor said thumb for signs of infection.
So YAY THUMBS!! (And YAY FRIENDS WHO ARE DOCTORS!!) <—- A 2-fer gratitude today.