Hoover, thanks for dropping in.
I am hearing more and more thumb or toe stories, it doesn't make me feel as stupid. My wife and friend's wives all were saying go to the doctor, but my man card, and my friends all said the same thing, and that was burn through it yourself, man up and don't whimp out... Either way, it is returning to normal.
And yes, the adult beverages did help ease the throbbing for awhile.
As for your theater, posting what you have is always good. You will learn from other posters, get answers to your questions, and most importantly, you may have done something that others should know how to or may be thinking themselves, so we can all help each other.