The brace is back and this time it isn't optional. The hand ortho doctor dude can't figure out what's going on. It's still swollen and it still hurts. So he asked me to wear it most of the time while awake and also wear it to sleep in. Great. He also put me on a strong anti inflammatory. The thing has three weeks to recover or I have to go get a MRI. The fun times continue. My mom suggested velcro'ing polka dots to it. That may just happen this weekend!!!