You, Sir, should be respected and admired by all who come even close to a firearm.
Please don't beat yourself up, you have bigger balls than anyone I know just for sharing.
We, of course, will all say we know better,etc.
But this was a learning experience.
I hope your recovery is complete.
Will there be follow on surgeries to repair tendons and such, or did you get lucky and get full motion, grip, etc back.
My best wishes to you, please keep us advised.
Keep your head down!!!!