Superior Catholic Finger, redux

6 Jun

I’m sitting at my doctor’s office waiting to find out if I need to go to the hospital to get IV antibiotics for this crazy raging infection in my right index finger. It just popped up over night out of nowhere…typing wronghanded is weird, but calming. No yoga for me for 3 days in a row. Hate it! In the future, I will not take for granted the gift of being able to step on the mat and practice. Looking forward to the moment when I can…
In the meantime, deep breathing, lots of rest and acceptance of this very shitty moment…not going to even front like it’s enjoyable. I accept that it sucks! And I’m very grateful I have access to antibiotics and medical care. Very, very grateful…


Well, I just got out of the hospital a few days ago. They admitted me Wednesday and I was discharged late Friday night. Had to have IV antibiotics (AKA Napalm) because I had a crazy MRSA infection in the finger I had surgery on in 2011. I would post a picture, but it’s just too damn gross even for me, Morbid Medical Girl.  Apparently, the surgeon left a suture inside my finger by accident. My body formed a granuloma around it and is trying to push it out of my body and it got badly infected during this process. Typing one-handed and feeling very, very frustrated. Not feeling well at all–the antibiotics are kicking my ass. No Ashtanga practice or any exercise at all for a week now. Pretty much bed bound. Trying to accept it all and not let it get me down. It’s hard not to be super-reactive right now about this. I am a control freak and the worst patient EVER.  I screamed at one of the nurses because they wouldn’t give me coffee–had to have it smuggled in by my friends! I know I wasn’t *that* mad about the coffee, I was just mad about the whole damn clusterfuck that is my right index finger. Made amends to the nurse right away, but man, I was cranky. At least I am well enough to blog about it and laugh at myself a little. And at least my finger and hand are still attached to my body–the infection was starting to spread up my arm!


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