Thanks y'all!!
I did not mention.... they never gave me any shots or other pain killers for this at the hospital..... four hours after it happened I was at the pharmacy getting some Hydrocodone tablets..... less strength than I got from my dentist!! That amount of pain will give you religion!!

It is healing well now, but I will still lose a lot more skin ( to sluff off dead stuff). The "hide" at the end of the thumb that was not cut is now dead & will start coming off soon. I now know why a baby crys so much when first born.... new skin is so, so tender & painful. Even gauze wrap hurts it!!
I have since met tons of people that have had similar accidents. Many, many much worse. I am grateful.