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Doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomed! Surprise, right?

Saw Dr. Driks, the infectious disease specialist, this afternoon. Things did not start off well when I got there and they had no record of my appointment, but the staff were very efficient and quickly got my records. Dr. Driks was very good: excellent manner, inquisitive, and straightforward. Asked a number of questions no one else had. At one point he asked if I had ever lived in tropical areas, ann added "That's related to leprosy."

I replied "No, and though I have been to Texas, I have never petted nor kissed an armadillo."

He looked at me in surprise and asked how I knew about that. I told him I had acquired a lot of random information over the years, and he seemed impressed.

In addition to the infection, he told me he thought I had peripheral neuropathy in my feet, and demonstrated by pinching nails on both feet, which I could barely feel. He will be talking to my doctor and the podiatrist to work out the details, but he thinks the best course of action is to go ahead and remove the first knuckle of the toe before the infection spreads. I'll have to have a pick inserted in my arm for antibiotics before and after the decapitation. Ideally this will happen after SMOFcon, as I would rather not have to go there on crutches and all that.

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Date: 2010-11-03 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naamah-darling.livejournal.com
Aaaarrrgh, I'm so sorry.

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Date: 2010-11-03 06:44 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] gerisullivan.livejournal.com
Whimper. Poor Toe of Doom.

Infection is not to be messed with. Here's hoping the surgery and antibiotics do the trick and that a permanent case of happy feet followed the recovery period.

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Date: 2010-11-03 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nkcmike.livejournal.com

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Date: 2010-11-03 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verminiusrex.livejournal.com
"I know a man with a wooden toe named Jim."

"What did he name the other nine toes?"

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Date: 2010-11-03 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tully01.livejournal.com
Um, that's a PICC not a pick. Since he's exploring reasons for neuropathy be sure to mention your employment -- chemical exposure is a strong potential cause.

Do you prefer oak, maple, or walnut? I have a whittlin' knife.

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Date: 2010-11-03 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tully01.livejournal.com

Also, don't be too sure on that armadillo thing. You never know for sure what's in those ballpark chili dogs.

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Date: 2010-11-04 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drpaisley.livejournal.com
That's why I never touch the stuff (not a euphemism).

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Date: 2010-11-04 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drpaisley.livejournal.com
Thanks for the tip. I had not thought about the chemical aspect. Between the developer and fix from the film days to the inks and whatnot, I can see that happening.

How about cedar? Keep my foot smelling good*, and repel moths

*"My foot has no nose!" "How does it smell?" "Terrible!"

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Date: 2010-11-04 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tully01.livejournal.com
Oooh, cedar! Good choice. Eucalyptus would smell nice too, but it draws ravenous koalas.

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Date: 2010-11-04 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tully01.livejournal.com
And don't thank me for the tip until the whittlin's done. We'd still have to fit it.

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Date: 2010-11-04 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drpaisley.livejournal.com
As the leper (or zombie* (http://mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/friday-is-zombie-day-at-medium-large-october-29-2010/), to be au courant) said to the prostitute . . .

*fourth one down, but they're all good.

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Date: 2010-11-04 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drpaisley.livejournal.com
It think I saw that movie. "Koalas ate my eucalyptus baby!"


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