When Peter observed the weird tiny holes on his thumb, he became horrified. He had no idea what had caused them or how deadly or life-threatening they could have been. He went to the doctor’s office that afternoon, desperate for answers.
When he arrived, the doctor’s face became serious as soon as Peter showed him his thumb. After a few tests, the doctor quickly exited the room without explanation and called the police.
As Peter grasped what was going on, his mind raced with terror and confusion. He feverishly banged at the closed door with all of his strength, but he eventually managed to break it down. When he came out of the room, many doctors stood before him, their expressions grim and unreadable.
Peter, a 40-year-old bachelor, was hopeful that his forthcoming date would be unique. He had planned everything meticulously, but when he looked down at his thumb, he observed an array of tiny holes burrowing into his skin.
What could it be? After considering his options, Peter decided to take matters into his own hands and retrieved a pair of tweezers. He was concerned about what this may reveal, but he knew doing nothing was worse than attempting something.
Peter glanced at the tweezers for a few moments after entering the bathroom before breaking the silence with a deep breath. He drew it closer to his thumb and carefully stroked it against the wounded skin, trying to figure out what he had gotten himself into. Although it was slightly unpleasant, Peter knew that whatever was beneath had to be extracted quickly. Hence, he cautiously dug about until he could pull whatever it was.
Peter went to the doctor’s office for a semi-emergency visit, which he was informed would be completed by the end of the day. He was concerned about the source of his acute thumb soreness and numbness.
He wondered if he had touched something in the forest on a recent hike – possibly a fungus or some tainted moss. Even though his last action before experiencing this symptom was going on a date with a woman he had been communicating with online, Peter couldn’t help but suspect this was more than a coincidence.
The doctor ordered tests and nervously awaited their results while inspecting Peter’s thumb intensely. Although Peter had previously experienced pain and tingling sensations in his thumb, it suddenly seemed numb, not even reacting when pushed by the doctor’s finger. This lack of response frightened him and made him believe whatever happened was more severe than he had previously assumed.
The doctor continued to examine Peter’s thumb, but the results were not what he had hoped for. His testing had not yet found anything, and he would need Peter’s permission to continue exploring.
It meant that much of Peter’s time would be eaten up by this process, so the doctor asked him the question with a heavy heart. To his amazement, Peter consented without hesitation and stated that he would go to any length to determine what was wrong with his thumb.
The doctor ordered a battery of tests, quickly delivering the desired result. It was discovered that an invasive plant species in the area was to blame for Peter’s condition. After extensive searches by local officers, they were able to locate and remove this exotic species from the site, effectively eliminating it. As a result, no other cases like Peter’s have been reported since then, and he recovered and could resume his social life within a month.