It is not just Pesto that has been in need of some TLC recently.
Since our previous stay in Santa Catalina island, my hands developed a number of small red dots, mostly on the fingers. I’ve been trying to combat them off with a number of different lotions, to no avail.
I am constantly using my hands, and they are often wet – with both fresh and salt water. Moreover, everything on Pesto is large, heavy and highly loaded, and every now and then our hands and feet are subject to scratches, bumps and the like – not the best way to heal an itchy hand.
In effect, the last few days the dots developed into larger rashes, very itchy. And finally one day I woke up with my fingers swollen. That was it … I finally threw the towel and paid a visit to Avalon’s hospital, who kindly squeezed me into their busy schedule. I came back with an oral antibiotic prescription.
A few minutes later, while I was stowing something inside Pesto’s lazarette, I let the hatch fall square on my left hand. The result was plenty of foul language on deck, immediately followed by even more swelling on my index finger. For a while we feared it might be broken.
I spent the night applying a cold patch to it and woke up this morning with it seemingly operational again – so I hope.
I also started taking the antibiotic, and expect the rashes to start subsiding the next three days. That way I can turn my attention to fixing stuff on Pesto again 🙂