Saturday, December 1, 2007

Cape Honeysuckle and Tetanus

Tecomaria capensis

Gardening can be dangerous! Today I had to go to urgent care because a knuckle scrape I received while cleaning out pots earlier this week developed into a painful Cellulitis--complete with a red streak that moved rapidly up my forearm. After a tetanus shot and a prescription for antibiotics, it should be fine, but it is difficult and painful to type, so this short blog entry is all that's happening today.

By the way--it rained all day Friday with more to come. November rains are rare. This is the most rain we've received this time of year in over a decade. Before it clears, we should have close to two inches!


Barbara said...

Hope you are on the way to recovery! So get well soon!

verobirdie said...

Oh! so sorry to hear you hurt yourself so badly. I hope you'll be alright very soon.
Take good care!

Tim said...

Hi Aiyana,

Sorry to hear about your mishap. Glad you got a tetanus shot. It's amazing how quickly our bodies can get invaded by pathogens!

Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving a comment. Glad you enjoyed reading some of our postings. We work at gardening as a family (Hedgehog chooses all the roses we grow, Sara and I lug the buckets of horse manure and compost :-)

Please don't reply to this if it's painful to type. We"ll be visiting your blog again and in our rainforest environment I'm sure we'll be wistfully thinking about Arizona this winter.

Happy December,
Tim, Sara, and the kids

kate said...

I hope that you are feeling better soon. Cellulitis is no fun - my sister had it this summer on her foot with a red streak up her leg.

Your ability to blog every day for months on end is amazing. I am in awe of you because I found one month really tough. My poor goldfish almost got into another post, but luckily Novemeber ended.

This is a beautifully-coloured plant.

Heal well!

farmingfriends said...

Sorry to hear about your scrape and how you are better now. The blooms are lovely. sara from farmingfriends

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a beautiful red!