Sunday, March 22, 2009
Beware of Barnacles
Just a friendly note to all our sailing friends out there. A barnacle cut can be a bigger pain than you might imagine. I had a couple of cuts on my hands from barnacles that were two weeks old and just about healed over. Then the infection kicked in. Now I look like I'm wearing a catcher's mitt on my left had but, no, that's just my hand. My reading shows that this can be a nasty infection to shake. I've been to the doc and have some antibiotics to take. In the meantime the nastyness has spread to what is probably a lymph node in my jaw. Nice. This is what I look like now.
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