I came home from Utah with a sore finger, and over the last couple of days it got uglier and more painful. I went to the doctor this morning, thinking “spider bite” but fearing MRSA. Neither appears to be the case, but the middle finger of my fretting hand was sliced open so this purple debris could be squeezed out and the area cleaned. Now I am bandaged and under orders to soak it in hot water three times a day, and various fluids are being analyzed to see if there’s anything more worrisome happening.
In the meantime, I am unable to play and so I must, with regret, cancel my scheduled performance at Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay tomorrow night.
I expect to be back at full strength in a few days.