Tiny but Mighty: What I Learned Fighting a Finger Ulcer

Tiny but Mighty: What I Learned Fighting a Finger Ulcer

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Tiny but Mighty: What I Learned Fighting a Finger Ulcer

I pleaded with my doctor. “I want to chop off my finger! Please help me!” With pity in his eyes, he said, “It’s an ulcer. It’s common for people suffering from Raynaud’s syndrome.” Looking down at my throbbing pointer finger, I asked why it was black. That was the moment I learned what necrotic meant. My finger was dying from a lack of blood flow. Similar to frostbite, the pain was unbearable, even though the…

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