Gaffer tape a bottle opener to the cast and Voila! You'll be the life of the party again! :) :) :)
Thanks Tash!!! I was actually thinking the whole thing might be gaffer tape friendly!
I did nothing! About a month ago I felt a definite heat area/line on the outside of my thumb on about 5 occasions, nothing specific. Then about 10 days ago thumb became clicky on knuckle and then at hand so took measures. Was going back for check up on shoulder (semi-frozen but responding well) so rolled it all into one. I thought about how I used to do so much writing putting so much pressure and warping my thumb.
Pretty much worked everything out except for peeling prawns and lychees and a very intimate matter which I am learning to do left handed.