Yesterday afternoon my hands had swollen even more than when the doctor saw it, not just my hands but everywhere was swollen. The doctor told me to try and get my wedding ring off soon as possible. Little did I know what was to happen. The doctor also said my blood pressure was high but didn't say much more about it so I check what it was and it was 160 over 125, I think this is my next concern.
The doctor gave a prescription for some ointment to stop itching and to help heal where my finger was badly infected also some antibiotics for my ears .
Alan got home and took a look at it and said that I could loose my finger if I didn't get it off. So I go into panic mode. I took some of my blood pressure pills (herbal) and start drinking water, laying with feet up, soaking finger in ice water and all that good stuff. Trying to get the ring off. Nothing! Still in a haze of the Child's Benadryl doze I made dinner and the girls did the dishes. I watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 then went to bed. I wake up this morning and finger is worse. It is now throbbing and I didn't sleep very well last night.
I decided to get the ring off myself again. Due to my vanity I didn't want to go to the jewelers and have them see my bad skin. I soaked my finger and got my floral wire snips and tried to cut. I made some what of a dent after about 20 min. off and on soaking and trying to cut. I couldn't do it. So I take my little bucket of water & ice and my snips and ask Kyle if he can help me. I show him the ridge and he pressed as hard as he could and it finally cut through. Now the problem was I couldn't get the ring off. The ring had cut into my finger about 2 centimeters and it hurt like crazy. So Kyle and Coco got pliers and tweezers and pulled it apart. It didn't want to come off and kept rubbing in the part of the finger that had the wound. So I finally grabbed the front of the ring and held on, Kyle got the snips and cut off a section and then pulled with the pliers and got it off. Sniff Sniff my beautiful wedding ring. I feel so bad that it had to come to this! There was nothing to do it had to be cut off. So here is the pictures of my not so glamorous hand even though Coco added the leopard stripe, after Kyle & Coco played Doctor and Nurse taking care of me. My hero's!And the other picture is my poor wedding rings. On the bright side my finger is no longer throbbing and I think the swelling might be coming down on it.
Does this get me out of doing the dishes for a day or two? I don't think so!
I am Still trying to get the rest of the swelling out of my body and figure out what started this thing in the first place. Any nurses have ideas let me know because I am lost. Have a fun Tuesday. Hugs, Bobbi Jo