Wednesday, June 27, 2012

William Bit Me

I have a couple of rose bushes in the back yard that are called "William Baffin" roses.  They're beautiful, but after last year's non-winter, they needed to be cut back pretty hard.  I did that at the end of May, and getting stuck by a rose thorn is pretty much expected for jobs like that.  The only problem is, one spot where I was pricked by the the rose became infected.

I've been keeping it clean and figured it'd get better on it's own, but had to go to the Dr yesterday for a renewal on allergy meds.    My thumb caught his attention, and I got into trouble.


I'm on antibiotics and have been instructed to keep it wrapped and relatively immobile for the next week.

Who knew that gardening was so dangerous?

4 comments:

  1. Janice that sounds identical and I mean identical to a story I experienced except it was a cat bite. Went to the Dr. for something else, he looked down at my pointing finger and I was on antibiotics stat! Puncture wounds are nothing to ignore! Take care. I can't believe you did all that digging with that poor thumb infected!

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  2. Once you bleed that's it...you're ripe for all sorts of vile bacteria.

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  3. Love the rockin' blue manicure!

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  4. My husband and I have had several infected bites from our William. Tiniest little scratch and my knuckle is all swollen and sore. Miserable.

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