Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Post from Eli

I couldn't help but notice that it has been a while since I have posted anything. While Bethany posts wonderful things about our life, home, and family, I have the task of posting the unusual and disgusting. Well, I have recently run into something of that sort.

A couple weeks ago I was working in Yabus and accidentally kicked a piece of metal. It went right in between my toe nail and the skin, lifting it up all the way except for the skin in the back. I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. I thought back to my years of having a hang nail from 7-12th grade. Mom would make me soak the toe in hot (boiling) water with salt.

Anyway, so after doing the salt and warm water (I remember boiling my flesh didn't accomplish much) I realized that there was just a bit of skin holding onto my toenail in the back. I grabbed my leatherman and set to work. Now I know a Leatherman is a normal surgical tool because I have seen my Dr. brother do home surgery on my Ugandan bush brother in our apartment in Nairobi. I held the blade over fire for a while to clean it (I saw this on TV once). I slit across the back of my toe and voila the toe nail slid right off. I am saving it in case I ever need to play soccer or rugby in the next couple weeks. I figure I would just tape it on and then I would be able to play.

Here is my toe present day. It is healthy and pain free. However, I am not sure how long it will take to get a new nail.

P.s. Bethany was in total disagreement for me to post these pictures as she found them incredibly disgusting. I just wanted to put something on for Seth Meeks and Jeremy Nairn.


Melanie said...

Eli should definitely post more often.

Anya said...

Hey my friend! I was showing my parents your blog and telling them your story and and we saw your toe nail tragedy. Rest In Peace toe nail. and yes i really do appreciate sick pics with dead nails:) i just find it funny! we look forward to seeing you!.
Melanie is right. You should post more

Anya said...

by the way, the last comment was from seth! Ha!

Faders said...

Wait! So you don't like MY posts?
- Bethany

Anya & Seth said...

Bethany i love your posts too but Eli mentions me in His post. Thats got to be a point in his favor. Plus you know that we all love a good gory story :)

Ben, Becky, (Noah), Caleb & Samuel Bacheller said...

Eli, I loved the post of your toe nail! I lose my big toe nails every once in a while, and both of them just grew back (too bad I can't reply with a picture of my own!) It will take a few months for that nail to come in good. At first you'll have a funny bubble nail, then the normal nail will grow in behind it. It's annoying, but it works!

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