Really kicking myself over this thumb incision situation right now and wondering just how much I caused this. In all fairness, some I think but based on my experience with all my previous surgeries, and the amount of pain I had around this incision, I think the fluid was building up from day one and given the pointy shape of the bone... it was only that part of the incision that never healed like the upper part did. But, lesson for others perhaps. The incision did cover a sharper shape than anywhere else I've ever had done plus people have told me of incisions that never fully closed on relatively flat areas! I am now being REALLY good and wearing (by choice) a full wrist brace that absolutely will not let the thumb or wrist bend at all. I am keeping the wound totally dry, but contrary to the doctor's instructions, I am using a bandaid to partially close the incision. He just put gauze over it but the incision kept hurting and I saw it was stretching and trying to open the healed section. The bandaid does not close it all the way and I've had no pain since I did that. Resigning myself to staying inside for the rest of the summer until the skin seals as even sweat soaks the site. Will be seeing the doctor again on the 18th and I am hoping that no more surgical intervention is required. On the job front, got two interviews this week so even if I get the work from home one, I'll be too tired to do much -- and even more so if I get the on site one. Still limping but no where near as bad as before and continuing those glute specific exercises. Wish my luck everyone please!