Monday, July 12, 2010

Spine pulling

I went to the doctors office first thing this morning after spending a miserable day on the couch yesterday. Luckily I have access to a good clinic with English speaking doctors. I was also fortunate to be seen right away by a doctor who said she like pulling out urchin spines.

I had tried all the home remedies over the weekend but the only that really helped with the pain was some Tylenol, elevating the foot, and ice. Ice helped keep the swelling and pain down.

After 90 minutes with a sterilized needle and tweezers the dock finally got them all out. She said in some cases multiple spines were in the same hole. Most were over a 1/2 cm long and had gone straight into my foot. She kept saying "this is not a joke."

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  1. You are lucky it wasn't worse! I'm glad you are feeling better!

  2. You keep scaring your parents. Why not settle down with a nice desk job, and take up a safe hobby like reading?