I am feeling perfectly well in all respects, except that my toe, with the infection, hurts and prevents me from doing a lot of things that are quite normal and natural to me. I had to deal with a few issues yesterday, and the small amount of walking involved caused a corresponding increase in the pain from my foot. I am expected to rest my foot a lot which means sitting around the house or outside, watching TV or listening to the birds. I cannot shower, or go swimming. I would like to finish my canoe, but that would involve standing, which has proven to be as injurious to my foot as walking (I did some volunteer work on Sunday that involved standing around for three hours. I got a blister on the toe.) If I did finish the canoe, I could not use it, as anyone who owns a canoe knows there is no way to keep your feet dry in one.
I discussed simply removing the toe (it's a third toe, and not particularly useful) but the doctor prefers to rescue the toe if possible, and figures the healing process would be about the same. My pharmacist told me yesterday she could see the pain in my face, which I didn't expect. Painkillers are only good for so long.
There's no end in sight, at least not near. It's OK though, I just wanted to scream, and this was the closest I could come to screaming on this forum.