I have had a pretty nasty infection on my foot this summer. It's part of having had a really bad case of cellulitis and blood-borne streptococcus many, many years ago. After months of dealing with bleeding wounds, the doc gave me a cure: antibiotics, steroids, a salve, and nightly foot soaks. Foot soaks are great for knitting time.
Or bonding, pedicure style, with my cat. When I settle in, she settles in. Girl time, good times.