Stupid Toenails

I have an infection under my big toenail on my right foot. I guess when I punctured the blister from the marathon, I allowed some bacteria access to the nail bed. It's painful, very discolored, and I thought I might have gangrene when I took the polish off today. Needless to say, I freaked out, left my lovely family on Mother's Day and went immediately to the walk-in clinic. The toenail is definitely coming off, but hopefully the TOE will remain intact after my 10-day round of antibiotics.

Marathon or not, I didn't sign up for THIS! I still think I'm going to give one more marathon a try with larger shoes, but if this is "normal" for marathoning, I'm O-U-T. Like they say, "13.1--- half as painful, twice as fun." Or something like that....

Comments

MCM Mama said…
Ewww! Hope it heals quickly for you.
Jules said…
I agree on the eeewwwww!

But I also think I would agree on "half as painful, twice as fun". I don't think I ever wanna be a marathon girl...but still, KUDOS to you! How was the 5k this wknd???
BabyLuxDesign said…
wow-ouch, hope to hear your toe get better soon... funny to hear I wasn't the only one at an urgent care on mothers day. I happen to stumble on your blog, I'm an avid runner too, thanks for sharing your stories!
Stacey said…
Ouch! I have never gotten an infection from popping one of those suckers! Hope it heals quick. And, I hope you had a nice Mother's day after the doc!
tamara said…
Thanks so much for sharing... I dreamed about my toe nail last night thanks to your post. Lovely.
hossfelter said…
Once the nail is off it'll feel a million times better. I went through the same thing a couple months ago. It looks hideous in sandals but feels fantastic!