OK, so the claw is gone, BUT...................! This is what I have to go through to take a shower!
There's a plastic glove inside snugly secured with a rubber band. Then this plastic sleeve (a newspaper bag) covers that and is secured with layers of DUCT TAPE!!!! Such joy! I have to continue with this until next Monday when the stitches come out. I think at that time I can begin to get it wet!
Still working on all the other health issues!
DO NOT GET OLD!!!!!
(but it does beat the alternative, so I'll deal!)