The surgery went well and I started part of my prescribed physical therapy the same night. Since then, five minutes on the hour every hour I'm awake, with more exercises assigned yesterday. For the first time in two years I think my right hand's going to be ok, and no permanent damage done.
On the other hand(!), I've never been all that great with enforced down time but I'm putting it to good use, catching up with reading, a Rosetta Stone German refresher and movies. Even though I can't draw, carve, drive or even type well for the time being, I expect to be back in the saddle, making art, by the first of the year. In the meantime, I have two prints in the 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Florida Museum of Women Artists, opening this Friday on November 16th. And I have an Honorable Mention in the current (December 2012) issue of The Artist's Magazine on page 46, for my multiple block print "Permission To Come Ashore?"
More info on my website, Studio Ibis.