Everything seems to be infected. Ever have one of those days?
I've had a sore on my arm for a couple months and recently it's gotten worse. I got it when Stitch was a kitten and stuck a claw into me. Yes, I know that most "normal" people would have gone to the doctor weeks ago, but I kept putting it off because of my essentially optimistic outlook on life--I figured it would get better. It hasn't. My general health philosophy is that everything will either get better on its own or it will kill you. But now I'm just getting tired of trying to out-wait it, so I finally booked an appointment with my doctor--the first available appointment was next Monday. In the meantime, my friend Teri took a look at my arm and diagnosed a staph infection.
Well, that was kind of interesting. It never really occurred to me that it was infected, because there was never any--how do I say it without making you throw up your cereal? How about "exudate"? That's a word you don't hear often, so it probably doesn't conjure up icky images--I hope. Anyway, when Teri said "staph infection," I hopped on the internet and searched for images of staph infections, and sure enough, I gave myself a second opinion and concurred with Teri. After that, I emailed my doctor and (no doubt knowing how skilled I am at self-diagnosis) he called in a prescription for antibiotics. So, hopefully it will soon go away! (By the way, I realize there's a lack of photos in this post--be glad. Be very, very glad!)
Maybe my staph infection will go away faster than my OTHER infection. The other one's bugging me more though. Tonight I got on the computer and found that sometime while Soccer Son was here today, a nasty malware program downloaded itself, and it's obviously one that's smarter than me, because I can't get rid of it. (No, I'm not pointing fingers, assigning blame, or naming names here, but Hubby can work a computer about as well as he can fly a space ship, and I was at work when it downloaded. Okay, I take it back. I AM pointing a finger right at Mr. Idunno. I'm not saying which finger though.) I've checked internet websites for instructions, but this malware persists in blocking everything I try. ALL EVENING LONG. Sadly, I think my computer might need to go into the shop. So--I might be away from my blog for a couple days. I really have no idea how long it will take to fix. I'm going through withdrawals just thinking about it. ARGH!
Time for me to post this before something happens--this malware was blocking me from my own blog (or any blog, for that matter), but I snuck in the backdoor through Blogger. If I'm able, I'll check in and possibly post from my office, but if you don't hear from me for a couple days, either the computer's in the shop or the staph infection finally killed me.