This picture was taken about 3 days after the incident happened
This is extremely blurry, but shows just how far down the side it goes
I've been told this is actually normal healing. This was before the infection happened
This is the scab that the ER doctor told me to allow to grow. Our doctor friend told me otherwise. It's actually a type of wound that is supposed to heal from the outside-in. Who knew? It was shortly after this picture that I had The Infection happen (see post below).
This was taken about a week ago (aka, about 2 weeks after The Infection). The coloring is insanely better. Honestly.
This picture was taken tonight. Upon going to get my shot & antibiotic, Doc told me I could leave it uncovered and actually allow a scab to happen. He says we're in the clear. Hooray! (But I am still chicken to leave it unprotected until the nail grows completely back.
Unfortunately, this is only how far I can bend my finger after being wrapped/splinted, etc. My skin looks freaky, but it's from the wrappings.
...as opposed to my right hand, which bends nicely. I'll have to do a little physical therapy for my finger (and learn to type with it again, play piano again, cook, clean - you get the picture!).
Hooray! I think we're out of the woods! It's been an interesting winter... and, for those of you still with me...stay tuned for my news!