Saturday, August 26, 2017

mostly offline following surgery on infected finger

I was in the hospital for a few days for surgery on and treatment of an infected finger - amazingly bad stuff from a simple blister... and I still have all my fingers!
"I should be back in a few days"

>>> about 1/2 of the skin has been removed from my middle right-hand finger due to a serious infection. it started out as a simple blister, but in 2 days i was seeing a doctor; at 3 days i was at the ER with red streaks up onto to my bicep; transferred to hospital in Napa for assessment by hand surgeon; 18 hours of IV antibiotics then surgery (not sure how long since i was totally sedated). 2 more days of IV antibiotics; sent home yesterday; now just laying low…. one-handed typing! … anyway, i see the doc tomorrow and am supposed to get hooked up with local wound care clinic. 

i am curious to see how long to grow back skin. fortunately the bottom layer of skin was able to be saved so no grafts needed (so far) - hopefully smooth sailing.

i am home now, laying low

follow this link if you want to see pics of the damage –
what next: mostly offline following surgery on infected finger

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

recent editions of the #HGWeekly newsletter

the paper was updated on August 3, but its a really small edition with nothing new! – if you would like to view the previous edition (of 27 July) it will be available for couple of weeks at