Just thought I’d put a post about my manky toe for the first time on here.
My Facebook friends will be fully aware of the ‘toe updates’ I used to do non stop. So to cut the long story short…
After playing football once, I had a really excruciating pain in my toe, I couldn’t walk on it or put any weight on it at all. So I put up with it for a month and decided to get it seen to. During this time after being in and out of the doctors, I did ‘Live toe updates’ for my FB friends to read and imagine. To be honest, it was disgusting. especially when saying that my nail was weeping, puss was drizzling out, the nail had lifted, a nail underneath began to grow, it stank, it squelched when the nail moved etc (it was more graphic than that). While describing the toe, I then went onto saying what I did to trim the manky nail down with a pair of nail scissors. Once again, I don’t think I’ll go into too much detail. I have pictures of it but… I think I’ll save them for another day…
With the doctors not knowing what it was, I tweeted embarrassing body Doc, Doctor Christian. I tweeted a picture of the toe to him and asked what it was. Within a minute of me sending the pic, he replied with a diagnosis of Exostosis (Google it). It’s some sort of Tumour in the toe (not too serious as in cancerous, just damn painful!)
So after being in and out of the local docs and seeing many docs who didn’t know what it was, it took 6 months until finally progress was made.
Went to the Podiatry Department and saw someone who actually knew what they’re doing (except Dr Christian from embarrassing bodies cause he knew). She knew what it was and confirmed that it was the tumour called Exostosis (Google it).
So now I’m waiting for X-rays and then I can have the manky nail and new nail (under the manky one) taken off and the bone underneath the nail and skin chizzled (if that’s the right word) back to normal.
So maybe this story can have a happy ending?
I know for sure that the experience may supply me new material for my books for the future, so I look forward to writing some disgusting descriptions. (Yum)
So there you go. That’s my exciting and disgusting story of the manky toe so far. I hope you enjoyed it. I think I could definitely write a novel about it… TO BE CONTINUED Will there be a happy ending?