So my hands and fingers are infected. And when I say infected, I don’t mean just a few sores or rashes here and there - I mean straight up bubbling, bruising, bumps, bleeding, cracking, whatever disgusting thing you can imagine - infected.
I had a crazy allergic reaction to the chemical resin back when I was making earrings (2/3 months ago) and although I noticed my hands and fingers were getting sore, I just chalked it up to allergies. But the more and more they burned and itched, the more M was worried. I kind of hid the problem by bandaging my fingers as to not really bring light to it. After all, it wasn’t really affecting my work. Yet anyway.
On Monday, I woke up and my fingers were purple. Purple! I immediately went to urgent care, got steroid shots in all my fingers (wtf - talking 8 fingers) and then got some external steroid cream. Ever since I’ve been out of commission - can’t do anything with my hands, which includes work. My work. 😭
So much of my work involves or requires my hands. Whether I’m feeling a paper stock, finalizing a design, hand lettering, scoring/ cutting… It’s just extremely hard to sit back and watch as my hands bubble away, knowing it’s my fault I didn’t take care of this 2 months ago. Obviously I’m remaining positive but I don’t know what I would do if for some reason my fingers don’t get better. I mean, shit.
Anyway, it’s been a rough week. No work, no driving (makes my fingers bleed from the steering wheel pressure), no anything. Last night M fed me soup and this morning he tied my hair for me, lol. Le sigh. Crossing my toes things heal up quick.
XoPs - I also cannot type on my laptop. I have bruises/ blisters on all my finger tips besides my thumbs and pinkies. Makes for easy texting though, 😂