I am sure you all are wondering (since most of you sit around, dwelling on the ins and outs of my life) about the follow up from my experience with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.
After A TON of explanation to my friends, family, coworkers, and pretty much anybody else who wanted to know I think I finally made it past leper-status. A few people had weird moments of ignorance (like asking me two weeks after I went back to work if I was still contagious) and instead of getting irritated I just rolled with it and pacified dumb questions.
Aside from slowly losing almost all of my fingernails and toenails due to swelling of my hands and feet, I have no residual side effects. I feel sorry for people who permanantly have no fingernails... I could not open or scratch anything! Thank goodness mine grew back quickly. Now I'm just waiting for slower-growing big toenails to make their appearance.
All-in-all, I am healthy and recovered. And I have some new antibody friends to keep me that way ;)