The Cactus Needle Exits....
May 15, 2002
So, the needle has been in my hand since April 2, some 43 days now. It really wanted to come out.
I could now see not just the white part where it was putting pressure on my skin, but I could actually see the needle underneath the skin.
I was over at UDL dropping off something for Art, and decided to see if I could put pressure on it to get it to come out. I had done this earlier in the day to no avail. To my surprise, out sprung about 1/4 of an inch of needle.
So I paged my doctor on Robin's advice, not knowing what to do. He called back, and matter-of-factly asked if I could pull it out. I told him I hadn't tried, but could. So as I was on the phone with him, I got out some pliers and yanked away. Presto, the needle was out!