Last January, I did a little maintenance on my drain gutter. When I was closing the ladder, I accidentally slammed it shut on my thumb.
Good Lord, that hurt! Over the course of the next few weeks, the thumb swelled up. Through a few weeks, the nail turned black, sort of disintegrated & fell off, leaving me with an uncovered thumb. NOTE: The skin under your nail is extremely sensitive! It took almost a full month for a new nail to slowly work its way up.
My thumb was finally healed & ready for use around mid-June (almost 6 months!) The timing was pretty much perfect because I had ordered a new F Bass which arrived on July 2. Further to that, I had a backordered Warwick Rockbass Alien Deluxe 6 which arrived a few weeks later.
I'm a member of the Lone Wolf Club, so I'm not playing with anyone, There wasn't really a musical urgency.
TB Clubs listed in my profile.