You see, as I'd told you, I went to see my doctor yesterday but what I didn't know was that it would turn into an all night stay!!! Before I left yesterday, one of my infected fingers decided to split open maybe 5 -10 minutes before getting out the door and it was a mess! When I did get to my doctor's office she immediately sent me over to the hospital emergency room where they admitted me and treated me for an extremely severe case of "cellucitis" -- a bacteria infection below the skin. They were so afraid the infection may have gotten into the bones, veins, and/or the nerves of my hand. I am so glad I have a strong faith because I think, although I've had some major pain these last few days, I was the most calm of everyone in that little room they had me confined to. Anyway, I just got released several hours ago and I'm just getting home. To keep me from being able to do anything with my hand at all, they wrapped it in a splint.
All joking aside, this is a serious and frightening infection, and was/is excruciatingly painful!!! Right now I'm still pretty groggy from all the meds and four series of antibiotic IV drips. So, I'll be back later after I let my body get the rest it's so much demanding right now.
I haven't forgotten you all and I miss you too! Wanted to let you know what was going on and that I wasn't ignoring you. As soon as I can wear down the effectiveness of these meds today, I'll get the names of my followers who left comments together, have my hubby pull from a box, and come back to let you know who won my blog candy; but, it may be several more hours. I'm sorry! This episode truly wasn't part of the plan!
Showcase winners, sorry I'm a day late in saying congratulations!!! You and all the contestants did great!!!
Right now, not feeling too great, kind of dizzy, kind of still in some pain and discomfort; so gotta go get myself better so I can get back to you all sooner than later. Before this stuff takes over and "knocks me out" completely, I've got to figure out how I'm going to keep this hand elevated while I'm sleeping; don't have the bed rod here they had in my room last night -- tsk, tsk...
I'll be seeing you!!