Some of you may recall this post How On Earth Am I Going to Get These Gifts Wrapped?. In it, I posted how December 16th I had smashed my left thumb with the snow thrower clutch bar. Here is that nifty, blurry photo that I posted 2 days later.
For the last 2 months I have had what can only be described as a flip-top/convertible thumb nail. The nail released from the nailbed, but was still firmly attached near the top of the nail. In order not to snag it on clothing and whatnot, I fashioned a strap with waterproof tape.
Last night I'd had enough. The nail was still hanging on by a small amount of skin at the top of the nail. I took cuticle scissors and carefully cut away the nail. This is what my new nail looks like, and the nail that came off. The new nail is deformed. There is a big ridge horizontally across the center of the nail and it looks bubbled up. It's also still sore. I'm sure I can look forward to losing yet another nail, as this new one does not look healthy. Fun.
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