Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
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.