I took these pictures before the surgery to remind myself of where I started. I lost almost all of the meat on the base of my thumb, as you may be able to see here. The wrinkles on the thumb/index/fu finger area should be filled out like the ring/pinkie side, not the deep folds that are there.
It is strange to lose muscles that are so small to start with. I went 6 months with no nerve impulse to half of my hand and it will just take time to build it back. Progress so far? I can make an OK sign with my hand now, where as this was all I had back in December.
My plan for recovery? More Cowbell, I mean More Riding! Later!