Surgery is done.  I was in a cast for 10 days and have now been in a brace for 2 weeks with 3-4 more weeks to go.  I've finally had some time to actually sit down and start doing some designs so when I get the use of my left hand back I can start executing.  I found one of my sketch books that actually had some designs I had done a year ago that I had forgotten about.  Although I know I can't do my more complex sculpting, I am going to try next week to see just what I can do with 9 fingers.  Here's some pics of some sketches as well as one I did today.  I'm not the best sketcher but hopefully you can see the potential!