Tetanus is one of those things that you don't give much thought to — it just seems like a remote possibility, lurking vaguely on the edge of awareness. I mean, who even gets
tetanus anymore? Just ask Jenny Komenda, of the blog Little Green Notebook — she came down with a nasty bout of tetanus a few months ago and has a major PSA for us all: stay up to date on those shots!
Here at Apartment Therapy we are all about the DIY, and any DIY-er worth their salt knows the wide range of materials, projects, and (let's face it) injuries we deal with on a regular basis. In Jenny's case, she wrestled with an unruly mess of wire fencing (which she turned into a fab table
, by the way!) which landed her in the hospital exactly eight days later with, you guessed it, tetanus.
So, first up on the list of things to tackle in 2013: find out when your last tetanus shot was, and check with your doctor to see if you're up to date or if you need a booster (Every 10 years is often the time frame).
And a note to Jenny: We're glad you're okay; thanks for sharing your story as a great reminder to the rest of us!