Since I recently shoved a good portion of the kitchen cabinets under my fingernail, I thought it would be a good idea to update my tetanus shot. I'm not sure the last time I had a tetanus shot, so that was a good measure of it being time to get one. I asked the nurse if this was one of those shots that would make my arm sore and she said "it might." I offered her my right arm, as I'm left-handed, and the shot has rendered my right arm nearly immobile. Bob Dole, I feel your pain.
While I was in there, the doctor looked at my finger and said it looked fine. He said that if it were going to get infected, it would have shown signs of it by now. And he also said it was a good thing I got all of the splinter out myself or else they would have had to "make an opening" to get to the splinter under my nail. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but it doesn't sound good to me.