It seems the sad, tragic story of my big toe continues on. This time I had my big toe toenail permanently removed. On both feet.
I had the left one removed a couple of months ago and it is already healed. It appears to be growing another toenail though, or some hard covering of some sort. If it turns out to be another toenail I am going to have it removed again.
Getting them removed was the best thing I ever did. The first one did not hurt at all. I didn't even take any pain pills for it. The only thing that hurt was a couple of the shots to deaden it, but it wasn't excruciating the way some people claim it is (although everyone has a different threshold of pain I suppose).
The second one on the right I had done this past Friday. The shots left little pin-point bruises this time but the toenail removal itself didn't hurt. Both times my doctor gave me lorazepam to relax before surgery. The lorazepam didn't do anything for pain but it made me really relaxed, and then I came home and slept much of the next two days.
Like I said this didn't hurt very bad at all. I didn't use any pain pills at all when I had the first one taken off and so far this one doesn't hurt very bad either. If I had known it would be so easy and provide so much relief I would have done it decades ago instead of fucking around with an ingrown toenail all these years.
My whole purpose of writing about this is so that if you ever have to have it done to you then maybe you won't be so scared. If I can do it anyone can because I HATE medical procedures and I specifically HATE pain! If you are tired of having an ingrown toenail get it removed because it will be the best thing you ever did for yourself. Trust me on that.
So my blog has pretty much been tossed by the wayside lately. I admit it is no longer a big priority in the big scheme of things to do in my life lately.
My thyroid went wacko and I haven't felt very good since. I have had several foot operations, a bad mammogram and a breast biopsy, and also an ovarian tumor and my right ovary removed.
As I said before on another blog post my tumor was found while looking at my liver to see if anything is wrong with it. Once the tumor was found my liver sort of got tossed to the wayside and I am just now getting back to finding out what is wrong with it. One thing I do know is that it has nothing to do with drinking because I don't drink enough for it to be significant. By not significant I mean a glass of wine or two in a year and some years no alcohol at all. All I know right now is that it's readings are elevated. So I am starting the process now of finding out what is wrong with it. This will probably mean a shit-load more of tests and crap of which I am already sick to death of.
So blogging has taken a low priority for me lately what with going through all this medical shit. Also I feel like crap a lot due to my thyroid condition making me feel real tired all the time. My thyroid condition has also caused me to gain a whole lot of weight and this coming year I should make exercise a priority IMHO. If I ever stop chopping my feet all to hell I might just get to doing some exercise.
I have visited a couple of interesting places (at least to me anyway) and just cannot get inspired at all to blog about it. Mainly because it is a lot of pictures and I don't feel like screwing with it getting them posted. Maybe I will still get it posted one day soon when I am in the mood.
Right now I don't plan on completely giving up my blog but neither do I plan making it a priority right now either. I guess once you get lucky that a tumor doesn't turn out to be cancerous you realize there are lots of things in life that could be missed and out of a list of 100 a blog comes in about number 358 IMHO. I do plan on making some more jewelry in the future though so I know I will at least blog about that.
Anywho just wanted to let you know what I have been up to lately. And let you know there is no need to keep suffering for years from an ingrown toenail so if you have one that hurts don't be afraid to have it taken off. I have some pics of my toenail removal and maybe I can get them posted one day soon.
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