Finally there is some improvement in my left hand. I can see my knuckles again! My wrist and forearm are still thickened, so clearly I'm not done bandaging just yet.
However, friends are coming over this afternoon, so I plan to wear my sleeve and glove this morning to have full use of my hand while baking a cake and straightening up the house. Then I will bandage for the rest of the day and overnight, in time to go our for Chinese food. I wonder if I remember how to use chopsticks with my right hand? (I learned in Japan, when I had to bandage for a couple of days during our trip.)