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Just over a week ago, I had Mohs surgery on my right hand for skin cancer. Because the stitches went across the back of my hand, I have spent the past week at home, unable to do much other than read, awkwardly pet the cats with my left hand, and type a few posts or tweets one-handed. Things had steadily improved over the week, and I had hopes of getting some writing done over the weekend, but then came a migraine, my hand turned blue and numb, the area around the stitches turned bright red and acquired some blisters, and once I got over those, a stomach bug attacked.

This morning, the stomach bug is...mostly over. (I might not eat solid foods today.) However, I can type two-handed without any aches or shooting pains, and I can grip a coffee cup handle, so it's time for me to go back to the dayjob. I will be glad to get out of the house. Not so glad that this puts me back in the locked windowless room. (At least it has good AC.)

In happier news, Google Alerts brought me the news that Queen's Hunt is on the long list for the 2013 David Gemmell Legend Award. I'm pleased to be in such splendid company.

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Date: 2013-06-24 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serge-lj.livejournal.com
I hope the blisters and the redness went away.

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Date: 2013-06-24 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beth-bernobich.livejournal.com
The blisters are all gone--I had an ointment that helped. The redness is still there, but reduced. (It's definitely not infection-type redness.)

The blue was the really unsettling symptom. My entire palm was grayish-blue, with the veins darker blue.

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Date: 2013-06-24 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawkwing-lb.livejournal.com
I wish you health.

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Date: 2013-06-24 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beth-bernobich.livejournal.com
Thanks, Liz.

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Date: 2013-06-24 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oracne.livejournal.com
The blue sounds freaky! I am glad it's gone. I hope much improvement occurs soon.

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Date: 2013-06-29 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beth-bernobich.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure the blue was related to the migraine because of weird vascular problems. But it's gone and I'm up to 80% hand function. (I haven't tried lifting anything heavy.)
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Date: 2013-06-29 04:44 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2013-06-24 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deborahjross.livejournal.com
Wishing you a speedy and complete healing. My sister had the same surgery for basal cell carcinoma (2 strains) on her face and the scar is barely noticeable.

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Date: 2013-06-26 08:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elialshadowpine.livejournal.com
I hope recovery is swift and without incident! And congrats on the award nomination. :)

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Date: 2013-06-29 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beth-bernobich.livejournal.com
Thank you! And recovery is progressing well.

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