January 26, 2011


I have a freakishly painful skin infection on my left pinky. It was fine yesterday, but then it started hurting enough to keep me up all night. It got progressively worse during the day, so in the early afternoon I bailed from work and had Amy come get me and take me to the doctor. The doctor scalpel'd it and took a culture and put me on some gnarly antibiotics.

I asked the doctor why I can't just get normal diseases once in a while. She said, "Ah, this is pretty normal." Hmmm. Don't ever let this happen to you &c.

UPDATE (later that evening): Sweet relief. A damp washcloth wrapped in a heating pad wrapped around my hand, the best fish tacos I've ever had, the company of a good-lookin' woman - and, wow, a late Christmas present that arrived in the mail today and took me back about 35 years...

Right on, good rehab.


  1. We always did like to challenge doctors.

    What Santa sent Godspell?

  2. we all need help to feel fine (let's have some wine!)
    Hope the finger feels better soooooooooon!
    I'm sort of well known for doctors calling other doctors/interns in to the office to show off my medical oddities...must run in the fam!)
    : )

  3. Mom - Santa Amy.

    Annie - I'm allergic to wine, but the first half of that lyric still applies. :)