Okay. For the past 3 months I've been struggling with my right big toe. Yes. It's the infamous ingrown nail problem. Sigh. For 3 months, everytime I walk, I bear the pain. Mine has infections. Not so bad luckily.
Onychocryptosis, commonly known as ingrown nails (unguis incarnatus) or ingrowing nails, is a common form of nail disease. It is an often painful condition in which the nail grows or cuts into one or both sides of the nail bed. While ingrown nails can occur in both the nails of the hand and feet, they occur most commonly with toenails.
So today, after finally procrastinating for uber long, I've decided to pay the doctor a visit. Will be going back to uni soon. So have to get it treated or I'll suffer even more in uni thanks to the very 'professional
' UTP doctor.
Prayed hard that the doctor will only give me antibiotics and potassium permangate for me to soak my feet. Like what the UTP doctor prescribed me.
Told doctor it has been left untreated for 3 months, no medication or what so ever.
Then he said ' Nail Avulsion'.
In lay man's term, nail removal. wtf. I got freaked out on the spot. I asked whether are there any options, eg. antibiotics and stuffs. He said No. Cause I have been procrastinating for too long already. T________T
He did it quite fast. And it's freaking painful! Haha. Not the nail removal part. But the part where he injected anesthetic into my toe. 3 shots. One directly on the puss (affected area), second shot just beside it, and lastly at the side. The first and second shots are the ones that bring tears to my eyes. Painful I tell you.
So usually whenever I have to undergo these kind of 'torturing', I'll plug onto my headphones and listen to gospel songs. Cause they always remind me that the amount of pain I'm about to go through cannot level with the pain Jesus went through for me.
But this time I was caught unprepared! No headphones. Only my phone with me. Mati. So I put on loudspeaker, and throughout the whole process, I was listening to 'The Time Has Come'. Haha. Pity the doctor if he's not a christian. But nvm. I get to share a little bit of gospel songs with him. Lol.
Within a second later, all I hear was a 'thud'. Two thuds to be exact. Then it's done. I don't even realized it till my mum told me. Haha. and I have a plus size bandage on my right toe now. Glad that it's all over. Don't have to suffer anymore. =D
Praise Him for giving me the courage to go through this. Can't walk much now. I'm the queen! Parents and sis are so kind to help me get stuffs. Haha. Have to change the dressings from time to time. This could prolly be the last post before I leave Penang. I'm so gonna miss family and food. =(((