Hi, gang! Lots going on here and it's NOT travel...
Just diagnosed with bone infection in my right thumb and have already canceled trip to Bali this month. Boss is on vacay soon and has been so supportive by dropping 2 short trips for my health.
I have great care here, as my brother is prominent physician/medical director. Helps to have some clout to get test results, etc, when scared to death. Knowledge is power and following all dr orders.
I now have a primary care doc, a cardiologist, a hand orthopedist and infectious disease specialist and a slew of nurses and such to get me thru this. I get to do 1 1/2 hrs of IV meds 2X day for 6 wks, so going ANYWHERE is not happening!
We have no idea how the bone got infected; we thought it was an ingrown nail. Now our goal is to save the entire thumb. So far, it's only the first bone--but how easy is it to button your shirt or zip your pants when the thumb is disabled!!??? Lemme tell ya--not so good and I'm nearly ambidextrous. haha
So, that's the scoop, whether you wanted to know or not.
I may be around to check loads or I may not, but I'll do my best to keep up!
Tchau for now!