Peter was horrified as soon as he noticed the strange, tiny holes on his thumb. He had no idea what had brought them about or how deadly or life-threatening they might have been. In search of clarification, he visited the doctor’s office that afternoon.
The moment Peter showed the doctor his thumb when he arrived, the doctor’s expression changed to one of seriousness. After a few tests, the doctor abruptly left the room and called the police.
Peter’s mind raced in fear and perplexity as he began to understand what was happening. Using all of his strength, he frantically banged at the closed door until he succeeded in bringing it down. Many doctors were standing before him when he left the room, their faces grim and unreadable.
40-year-old bachelor Peter was looking forward to an interesting date. He had meticulously planned everything, but when he looked down at his thumb, he saw a number of tiny holes piercing his skin.
After weighing his options, Peter decided to take matters into his own hands and went in search of a pair of tweezers. Though he was worried about what this might show, he knew that failing to act was worse than trying.
After entering the bathroom, Peter took a quick look at the tweezers before letting out a long breath to break the silence. In an effort to figure out what he had gotten himself into, he brought it closer to his thumb and gently stroked it against the burnt skin. Peter was aware that whatever was below needed to be removed right away, despite how unpleasant it was. So, until he was able to pull whatever it was, he cautiously dug around.
Informed that his semi-emergency visit to the doctor’s office would be finished by the end of the day, Peter went there. He was worried about what was causing the severe numbness and pain in his thumb.
He questioned if, during a recent hike, he had touched anything in the forest, such as a fungus or some contaminated moss. While going on a date with a woman he had been communicating with online was the last thing Peter had done before noticing this symptom, he couldn’t help but wonder if this was not just a coincidence.
Peter’s thumb was closely examined by the doctor as he ordered tests and anxiously awaited the results. Although Peter had previously felt pain and tingling in his thumb, it now appeared numb and did not even respond when the doctor pushed it. He was alarmed by the lack of reaction and convinced that whatever had occurred was more serious than he had first thought.
The doctor continued to examine Peter’s thumb, but the findings were not what he had anticipated. He would need Peter’s approval to carry out a further investigation since his testing had not yet turned up anything.
The doctor asked him the question with a heavy heart because it meant that a significant amount of Peter’s time would be consumed by this process. To his surprise, Peter agreed immediately and said that he would do whatever it took to find out what was wrong with his thumb.
A series of tests that the doctor ordered quickly produced the desired outcome. It was found that Peter’s condition was caused by an invasive plant species in the area. Local law enforcement officers searched the area in great detail before they discovered and eliminated this exotic species. Because of this, there haven’t been any cases like Peter’s reported in the past; he recovered and was able to resume his social life in a month.