What did you do today?

Today was toe surgery day for me.  After battling with my left big toe since last September, today was the culmination of events.  I am now resting comfortably at home on the couch with my foot propped up above my heart.  So with nothing else to do – I decided to post to the blog.  Photos to come later (nothing all that ugly).

The following describes exactly what I had done today.  This language is taken directly from my podiatrist’s website (plug).

“Treatment for ingrown toenails is relatively painless. The injection to numb the toe may hurt some, but a skilled doctor has techniques to minimize this discomfort. Once the toe is numb, the nail margin is removed and the nail root in this area is destroyed. Most commonly, the doctor will use an acid to kill the root of the nail, but other techniques are also available. It may take a few weeks for the nail margin to completely heal …”

See a photo of my leg in a trash bag – yes the daily ritual for the last two weeks before taking a shower.  Adds a good 15 minutes to my “getting ready for work” time window.

See a photo of my toe after surgery.  This isn’t ugly, but there is a little blood on the bandage.  So don’t click through if you don’t want to see that.

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