Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I'm going to show you the latest picture of my fingernail. You - yes, you! -  may wish to avert your eyes or go read about fluffy kittens for a while.

I'm totally fascinated by the morphology of the crushed nail bed. My doctor said I might not lose the nail. Well, she was wrong.

At least it's not oozing anymore. It started by lifting at one corner, which then spread along the base of the nail. Then it kinda flapped there for a while, snagging on clothes and bed sheets. Then this morning I saw that it was splitting up the middle, so I grabbed the clippers and hacked away at it. Eventually, it'll grow out, I guess, so I can remove the rest of it. The exposed skin and crud is hard (and luckily doesn't hurt) but it's not a new nail surface yet. Hopefully that fills in soon. Right now, it's doing a good job of holding the kids' attention at Elliot's preschool - they are as fascinated as I am and ask if they can touch it!

Ok, and since you looked even though I warned you, here's some happiness:


Joann Mannix said...

I had to scroll up as I read, so I didn't have to look at the fingernail anymore, but I don't know which one was more cringeworthy, your nail or your vivid description! Yowza! Now, I'm going to have to check out your blog to see how one does such a thing to their fingernail.

My fingernails hurt.

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

Holy smokes, that looks painful! Wow, I am so sorry you have to deal with that!

Also, thank you for posting the fluffball. =)

Rainyday said...

Update: All the blood gunk is coming off and there's the start of a shiny new nail under it all!!

Anonymous said...

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Rainyday said...

It looks SO much better now...more healthy, no gore. Anyone wanna see an updated pic??! *bats eyes innocently*

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