Audree Kopp is recovering from her infection (Images: WLKY.com)
Stop what you’re doing for a moment, look down at your wrists and tell us: how many hairbands are you wearing there right now?
While they’re destined for our ponytails, hair ties so often end up around our arms — whether it be for convenience or safekeeping (we’ll do literally anything to preserve that precious last band, no matter how threadbare it gets).
However, we’re seriously considering finding another storage spot for our hairbands after reading the story of Kentucky woman Audree Kopp. A fortnight ago, Kopp noticed a bump on her wrist that was rapidly growing bigger and redder, so she visited her doctor.
During her first appointment, she was given antibiotics. The second time around, she underwent emergency surgery.
“Thank God I caught it in time, or I could have had sepsis,” Kopp told US news channel WLKY. (Post continues after gallery. Warning: graphic images.)