25 September 2009
Sticking Out Like a Sore Thumb
But this particular hidden cut is apparently a Leo and wanted lots of attention. My thumb started to hurt two days ago but I continued to ignore it. Not one to be ignored, this attention-starved injury decided to up the ante by making my thumb all hot and throbby and even sending some radiating pain into other parts of my thumb. Well now the little bastard had my attention. Trying to operate a zipper with my right hand was like a little trip to Pain Central and the throbbing kept me awake last night. In less pain this morning but not wanting to end up spending time in the emgergency room this weekend if things took a turn for the worse, I went to my GP to see what could be done. Some spray-can freezing solution, a little scalpel action, a moderate amount of oozing (which I won't describe in more detail), and one prescription for a Dicloxacillin later, I feel like I can face the weekend without the fear of amputation or flesh-eating viruses.
The biggest annoyance at this point, other than having my dominant right thumb working at less than full capacity, is the fact that the Dicloxacillin not only has to be taken four times a day, but I have to take it on an empty stomach. So I am going to have to create an eating and medication schedule for the next 10 days. I guess the silver lining is that I love a good organization project...maybe I will do a spreadsheet...