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Anticlimax in the morning

The rush hour traffic is a lot lighter at 7 AM than it is an hour later, so I made it to my surgery appointment on St. Paul's Midway with about half an hour to spare, even after stopping by McDonald's for some McMuffins & OJ. Dr. Ammons shot both toes up with a bunch of lidocaine, which burned like hell as it always does, and pulled both big toenails. I didn't watch. Usually I do for minor operations like this, but I didn't feel up to it this morning, and besides, I've been spending lots of quality time with my feet lately. Comes with the territory when you're diabetic.

So for the next week I'll be soaking my feet in dilute hydrogen peroxide, chewing Keflex, and slapping fresh bandages across the wounds where my toenails used to be every morning. Next week the doc willl take another look at them, and that'll do in my last half-day of paid time off since it's in the middle of the afternoon. Bah. At least it doesn't hurt near as much as I thought it would - the lidocaine has worn off, I've taken a couple of acetominophen, and it just feels a bit warm, almost uncomfortable but not quite.


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Dec. 9th, 2004 09:40 am (UTC)

Heal fast!
Dec. 9th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
I figure it'll be a few weeks before it's all healed up, but then I won't have to worry about ingrown toenails for the better part of a year. In the meantime, now that I've had lunch, it's time for ibuprofen.
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