- 4 weeks ago
- Wedding: November 2010
I have had a lot of big toenail problems. And an issue with the bones between my baby toe and the one next to it scraping—excruciating. Both big toes had horrid ingrowns which eventually required removal of part of the nail beds.
And then I picked up a nasty fungus from the nail salon—pretty common. Even after months of treatment, one nail came loose and had to be removed.
Podiatrist #1 was a sadist. Pure evil. She was horribly stingy with the local when she did the first nail bed removal. With her, it was a two stage process. I still don’t get it. On the second visit, she flat out refused to give me local; saying it wouldn’t e necessary. Yeah, not necessary for her. It wouldn’t hurt “that bad”, and would be over quickly.
I screamed bloody ass murder for ten solid minutes.
Still no shot.
She’s a monster.
My second, and current podiatrist is a darling. He is super generous with the local. He always tells me that if if feel any pain, just say the word and he’ll stop and give me more local.
My most recent big toe removal was probably unnecessary. It was hanging by a thread and the doctor said he could pull it off in a second, pain free. But, if I wanted a local, so be it. He went ahead and numbed me up for a procedure that took, literally, half a minute.
I love him.
The first injection of the local will hurt a little, like a pinch. After that, you’re not going to be feeling much. You’ll be too numb to feel the rest of the injections.
What I would do is get clarification on your doctor’s policy on using local. I want a very generous doctor.