Schedule for toenail removal.. Help calm my nerves #!*!

posted 4 weeks ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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10201 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Kslim13 :  

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.

My arse.

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.

 

Post # 17
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1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It hurts because your toe is cylindrical and there is no where for the lidocane to spread out. It is suprisingly painful for about 10 seconds per shot (I have needed two every time) and then it’s no big deal. Breathe, talk to the doctor to keep your mind busy, and it’s over in a flash. I have had borh big toes done twice and seem to be in the clear now. The best part is when feeling returns to your toe it feels completely better than before you went in. 

Post # 18
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94 posts
Worker bee

The first shot hurts pretty bad,but after that you dont feel any pain. Just a weird tugging sensation. Its not a big deal. I went to work a couple hours after

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