The nurse said I just had to wear a band-aid and hopefully the nail would start growing back in 4-8 weeks. I was more than a little disappointed when she said that - I mean 1-2 more months!?! Yikes! It looks pretty weird, feels pretty crappy and I'm just really hoping I get my nail back. I never truly appreciated how important our fingernails really are and how much we rely on them to do things.
Anyway, I'm feeling better, and I've been sewing, though with great caution! Scroll down for a picture of the tin foil thing on my nailbed.