But at least things are continuing to heal - The wound has stopped bleeding and is down to only one small area of obvious damage. The rest of the finger has a lot of dead-ish skin on, but it looks as if underneath everything is great. Won't know yet - but I am hopeful that there will be little or no scarring ... so that's all great. The dressing on now is just a dry protective "cover" over the damaged area, which has to be left on for a week and then I have to replace it with another one for the following wekk ... and then ... fingers crossed ... I can go naked!!
My other appointment was with the physiotherapist. It was a first appointment and as the wound was still covered he didn't do anything with that. He gave me some advice about the rest of the hand - most of which was what I already knew. so great to have things confirmed. He has said that once eveything is healed he might give me some ultrasound on the damaged tendon to reduce the scarring - but that will depend on what we find when it can be properly checked over.
So - all in all great news.