Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Gross!

I am a Big Weenie. I cannot handle my own blood, seriously grosses me out. That stuff is supposed to be on the inside. Other people's injuries, on the other hand, are fine. After Mr. M had major abdominal surgery and his incision got infected, who changed his packing? (If you don't know what that means, trust me when I say you don't want to.)

Last night I decided that I would soak my poor barking dogs. Apparently an hour-long soak makes one's nails fragile. So when I scrubbed my pinky toe with a cotton ball and nail polish remover, the nail tore. Diagonally, about a third of it. Tore off. Blood. Pain. And major, major grossness.

So, I put a band-aid on it, and I'm trying not to think about it. I'm pretty sure I should trim the torn part, and put some sort of anti-bacterial ointment on it. I haven't been able to stop turning green long enough to make those moves, though.


  1. Oh my, your nail should not have been that soft. It must have already had some sort of a tear it in.

    Just leave a band-aid on it for a few days until it is not so sore and then trim it.

    Dang...I sound like a mother.

  2. Anonymous1:01 PM

    and don't forget the Neosporin. I love that stuff.

  3. Okay, yeah, that _is_ skeevy. Can you get Mr. M to do the trimming and such? That way at least you can stay as far away from your foot as you can from anything that's, y'know, attached...

  4. Seriously, you packed his surgerical infection, he should take care of your toenail! :) Just wear closed toed shoes for a few days!

  5. Ewwwwww! OUCH! Sorry this happened.


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