Friday, 24 August 2012

My Surgery.

Hey guys,

So if you follow me on twitter you will know I had surgery on my big toes. I have a problem with my nails that they are too big for my toes and they dig in and become swollen and sore, so last Thursday I got surgery to remove part of my nail on both of my toes.

The surgery its self was so painful, I mean I got a local aesthetic and bloody hurt so much! I had two big injections on both of my toes, which stung like a bitch, then the fluid felt like it was burning my toes from the inside - I really never want to experience that again! Then after all of that I could still feel things on my left toe! Tbh I was almost in tears, it was awful. Really awful.

Basically this happens;

 But I had this operation on both sides on my toes, on both big toes. So currently they look like this;

My poor toes!

 24 hours later they are swollen, sore and tender, making it really hard to walk. I have to walk like a penguin on the heels of my feet making me really unbalanced and comic like.

Ugh - the worst part? 
I will be like this for 6 to 8 weeks! Only being able to wear flip flops, even in the rain D:

So yep I thought I would update you guys since my posts have been a little all over the place!

But leave me a comment,

Emily X


  1. Oh my gosh, this sounds awful! But I'm glad you've posted this, its really helped me, because I have the same problem on both of my big toes, they are both swollen on the sides, and really sore, I've actually been cutting the sides off myself. I didn't realise you could have surgery to get them removed :/ Is this permanent? Or will you have to go back in a few months or so to have it done again? It looks really painful :(

    Laura x

    1. I used to cut the sided too, which in fact makes it worse! This should be permanent as the Doctors put a chemical on the nail cells to stop them growing back, so once its done its done!

      You should go to your GP as there are a few things that can be done, you could ask to be sent to a podiatry to get examined.

      If you have any questions or anything please just ask :)


    2. I thought it might be making it worse but its too painful otherwise. I definitely need to go to the GP. But it's made me feel a bit better about going now that I know about someone other than me with the same thing :/

      Thank you :) xx

    3. Thats ok :) I hope you get it fixed xx

  2. Poor you! Hope you feel better soon! xxx

  3. I had the same thing done to one of my big toes! It was horrible! I feel your pain! Feel better!