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Tea and frozen rain

Yesterday the podiatrist pronounced himself pleased with the progress of my leg wound, which is now a softball-sized area of raw beefy flesh as opposed to the softball-sized area of necrotic tissue oozing lymph, etc. Since the iodine bandages were the wrong size (too small) he decided to switch to a "uniboot", which is a wrap using a zinc oxide-permeated gauze wrap held on by Coban, which is only slightly less sticky than duct tape, especially to itself. This stays on until tomorrow evening, and we'll see how things look then.

Anyway, having the uniboot on makes showering interesting. I managed to shower this morning without killing myself but tomorrow is another day (good) but was too damn tired to cook breakfast and wound up eating McBreakfast on the way to work (not so good). Work was pretty busy, since Luis had been the only one in the office yesterday (Leo and I were both sick) but I managed to get mostly caught up while swilling several mugs of tea, which helped with the sore throat. The accounting posse headed out for Chinese, which was good since I needed Kleenex and DayQuils and there's a CVS next to the Hunan West, our Chinese joint of choice.

Traffic started getting interesting around 1600 when frozen rain hit the Washington metro, causing collisions, snarls and lulz on the Intarstates as Washingtonians once again demonstrated their complete inability to drive in anything less than perfect weather. Unfortunately, they were also clogging the side roads as well, which is why it took me two hours to get home via Braddock Road & Duke Street, a drive that normally takes me 20 minutes in rush hour. Oh well. Got home, ate chicken & shrimp lumps for dinner, and spent the evening doing laundry despite being distracted by Encyclopedia Dramatica.


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Feb. 13th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
If your leg gets all nasty again, just get yourself some maggots. It worked in the Napoleonic Wars, it'll work for your leg. :V
Feb. 13th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
Nice theory. Unfortunately, this is a side-effect of lymphedema and not the direct result of a gunshot wound.
Feb. 13th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
In other news, I read all of the Sharpe novels over the course of about three days.
Feb. 14th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
I kinda thought that might be behind the maggot comment. Did you get through the Indian ones as well? (Sharpe's Tiger and all that)
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