Finally had my finger gear removed today. Although my finger is still somewhat swolen and now looks like a prune, it is now free to move! :)
It is still somewhat sore and tender but there is no restriction. I have to actually work it some despite the stiffness and soreness. Have to stretch it back out. Not enough to justify real physical therapy but it's essentialy the same. Not much to look at but i'll probably take a picture tomorrow so I can show a before and after shot.