Today started off fun. I got a sitter for the kids and planned to spend the whole day garage sale hunting with my friend. Well I chose not to take my friend's advice and was moving some furniture with flip flops on instead of shoes. By some freakish turn of events, furniture ended up ripping off my big toe nail!!! OUCH! MEGA OUCH! Emergency room OUCH! It was awful. I called my friend whose husband is a Doctor. He's an angel and saw me at his house. He gave me a local shot for the pain in my toe (I don't know what hurt worse: the toe or the shot). After a minute my toe was better. Well enough to attempt to bandage it and salvage the toe nail bed by putting the nail back on. I was having visions of having a "nubbin" the rest of my life. Just painting the skin to make it match.
Long story short, I'm on crutches and vicodin. I had no idea breaking a nail would be so dramatic.... Unfortunately this means I can't run the Peachtree Road Race next Wednesday. I cried and cried. I've been working towards this for months. It really upset me. :(
Anyway, I do not recommend breaking your big toe nail off. It brings on more baggage than you'd think.
A Tale of Two Shoes
6 days ago