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The continuing foot-related adventures of...

Posted on 2009.05.20 at 12:16
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"As the bruised skin underneath the nail starts to heal, separation of the toenail from the nail bed may occur causing the toenail to fall off."

Soooo, yeah.  Totally losing a nail.  I bruised it, get this, because I was wearing snug shoes and my toenail was too long.  The first what-to-do article I read about bruised toenails starts off, "If you're a runner, chances are you'll deal with a bruised toenail or two at some point in your running career."  [here.]

Sad thing is, this isn't even from running!  I'm sure the running doesn't help, but still.  Does that count as irony?  Alanis?

So, the back half of the nail on my left big toe has officially pulled completely away from the cuticle, and now hovers over the skin.  The front half is perfectly fine, attached and normal looking.  The back half is a tannish color and gets soggy when I shower.  I am resisting the urge to mess around with it because I'd be ok with it staying attached for a while.

It takes between 4-6 months for a toenail to regrow.  Expect updates.


vanessaewing at 2009-05-20 16:45 (UTC) (Link)
you have such foot problems! :(
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amyneff at 2009-05-21 20:49 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! :)
jack_mirth at 2009-05-28 06:44 (UTC) (Link)
trust me, no matter how much you're expecting it to happen, and how much it doesn't hurt at all, when that thing falls off you will feel very woogly. have fun!
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