Hey all. I guess most of ya saw about how I tried (unsuccessfully) to remove my LH index finger. It's growing back fine, and in the meantime I've been playing w/o that finger. Well...I think I'm really developing a new bad habit with my playing style. Just using my remaining 4 fingers and laying my thumb over the top to fret the E string. Plus now I've got a little boo-boo around my nail on the pinky (slammed my fingers in a door this weekend...including the bloody mess of a fingertip). So now I'm playing with very messy form. Should I just wait until things are good enough to resume playing normally? Anyone else ever had a similar circumstance with a cut-up fingertip, and how long did it take you to be acceptably back in action? I want these stitches out, and skin back on my finger. I've got singer and drummer tryouts coming up soon, and I'm really feeling down about not being able to play w/ them and just watching the guitarist. I feel really really stupid right now.