It was time for the cast to come off. The saw didn't hurt at all. I can't say the same thing for when the pins got
yanked gently pulled out with giant pliers.
I thought I would be free! But no! My new alligator-skinned hand and arm now has to be wrapped in a (removable) splint for another four, count 'em, four weeks. I'll be going to occupational therapy for about six weeks to get everything operational again.
Hopefully , I'll be able to hold a camera again soon.
PS. This is the top view of the cast. My fingers are hanging down front there somewhere. :-)