DIY Toenail Removal – not for the weak of stomach!
Top quality post!
I had to pay to have the same job done by “professionals”! Paid in advance too.
And then on the day the chap had to have an older more qualified woman with him as he had never done this before and so wasnt allowed to do it on his own!! I nearly keeled over.
Anyway – I wish I’d saved the cash and just done it myself.
So chapeau! If it happens again, I’m going diy.Posted 4 years agolondonerinozMember
Why did you DIY? Were you pausing mid extraction to take the photos? Just planning to take photos seems rather confident. I’d want both hands. No scratch that, I’d want a doctor. I had one when I accidentally half ripped off a big toenail myself, and it was still a bit uncomfortable. Then there was the pain and not being able to walk afterwards.
I can’t help thinking your perspective on pain has been altered from normal! Perhaps through becoming able to complete an Ironman?
I skipped the photos because I’m not keen on anything like that, but I wanted to see the responses, and some have been very funny.Posted 4 years ago
My most controversial thread to date 😀
It is the running aspect of the IM that does this to my feet, although it has improved a bit since last year!
This was about a week after my first marathon in August last year, and as you can see one of the nails has fallen off naturally, and the big toenail is just a horrible mess, probably a combination of running and a fungal infection.
This was just after my first half Ironman, feet generally not looking too happy. I made a rookie mistake of racing in brand new shoes which turned out to be a fraction too small, and without socks. Needed quite a bit of superglue to get my feet into a usable state 😮
The reason why I wanted to whip this one off pronto was the pain. It wasn’t a case of waiting it to turn black and fall off of it’s own accord; I had given it such a beating that the root of the nail was fully detached from the growing point, hence why it was so inflamed. It needed attention pretty soon, and as I have another marathon in 3 weeks time, and the 70.3 World Champs in Vegas 2 weeks after that, this seemed like an appropriate time window in which to operate. Subsequent to the procedure I doused it in iodine and wrapped it up, and will get the whole thing cauterised with phenol at the earliest possible moment, hopefully ending up with a nice functional thing like Alandavidpetrie79 showed us on the first page 🙂
Sorry to disappoint, but Jamie, none of the others are in quite such need for a repeat performance, and JoeG, even I draw the line at something 😆
Cheers, RichPosted 4 years agoOCBMember
Looked like a nice tidy job – it appears to have come out pretty cleanly.
I’ve got a couple turning black and lifting a bit, but I just leave mine to biology / evolution and wait for them to sort themselves out.
My feet seem to cope really rather well with running (other than from the occasional bruise / bruised nail-bed from coming down on something loose/sketchy), but I spend as little time as possible on tarmac (although the trails are pretty much like concrete now, after weeks of hot sun).Posted 4 years agomaxtorqueMember
I bet you’ll have Mi6 (or 5 or whatever) trying to recruit you now as you’ll be torture proof to a large degree! 😉
Badguy: “Reveal the names of the double agents or we will pull your nails out with pliers!”
Turboferret: “Pliers? bit last year don’t you think, would you like to borrow my leatherman??”
😉Posted 4 years ago
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