I hope your finger is less painful today. I am absolutely paranoid about getting a cut on my left hand or fingers. I have really bad lymphedema in my left arm and hand and it takes a long time for any type of cut to heal. I'm very susceptible to infection so am very careful, but as you and others have pointed out, it's just too easy to have the rotary cutter slip. I've tried to find a glove to fit, but due to my arm and hand being horribly swollen and my fingers being short, it's been impossible so far. I'm still looking, but the fingers on all the extra large gloves are too long, which makes them clumsy to wear. Of course, any glove that has fingers that fit mine is impossible to get over my swollen hand. I may have to give up and learn to deal with the long fingers. Frustrating! Anyway, I hope you heal quickly.
Thanks for posting about the Quilters' SlideLock. I checked it out and that may be the answer for me. My son just asked what I want for Christmas, so I'm going to text him the site. If he doesn't want to get one or both for me, well, I'll just order them myself. Seems like a much better idea than dealing with a cut on a finger or hand that won't heal. Gosh, who ever thought quilting could be so dangerous!