I had a first podiatry appointment today when the edge and sides of my ingrown toenail on my left big toe were "trimmed". It hurt as there wasn't any local anaesthetic applied for this stage. :roll: My toe now has a plaster over the nail area which is extremely sore. I didn't even get a "you've been a brave girl today" sticker or certificate!
To add insult to injury, the podiatrist wanted to look at my other foot. Then he pronounced - with what seemed to be an unreasonable amount of joy in his voice - that the nail on my right big toe is also ingrown! I didn't expect that at all.
So what next you ask?
I've been put on the list to have the left big toenail removed - this will involve a local anaesthetic thankfully. Once that's been done, they'll "list me" for the right big toenail. Having experienced this today and bearing in mind that the right big toenail isn't (currently) causing me any pain or generating any infections - touch wood - I'll ask them to go straight to nail removal with that one. Don't fancy repeating today in a hurry!
Turn a negative into a positive!