I Am The Fly

Note: Not for the squeamish.

In a three day stretch a few weeks ago, I played five hours of tennis, walked four hours and played about 25 minutes of intense floor hockey (checking apparently allowed).

In that period, I did something to a couple of my toes. The nails bruised and it hurt!

People who run probably know where I am going with this.

I have been applying dark nail polish to my nails because it looks quite disgusting. The last thing I need is for people to be pointing it out and trying to hold back vomit. I could take a picture of it but this is not THAT kind of blog.

I didn’t really pay any attention (because they no longer hurt) until I noticed the bruised nails were not growing out like the others- easy to tell when painted with polish. I had a look and noticed they sat higher on the nail bed and were actually becoming detached.

What did I do? Looked it up on the internet, of course!!!

Nails can fall off due to fungus (!) or a sports related trauma. Since my dilemma is due to the latter, the best thing to do is nothing. Okay- but I am a little freaked out by how easily the nail can be wiggled.

The estimate I found stated that it will take anywhere between 12 and 16 months before growing out. My nails grow very fast so I am hoping it takes much less time.

The vain princess in me is wondering how it will look when the new nail finally grows in. Only somewhat traumatic because I won’t be able to wear sandals and summers in the city can be very hot and humid.

In the long term, it looks like my career as a foot model has ended before it began.

Oh well, I’ll live.


~ by angryegg on June 13, 2009.

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