Do you get pedicures on a regular basis? Do you keep polish on your toes at all times? Do you check out your nails while you are having a pedicure? Well...I am ashamed to admit that I get pedicures on an irregular basis and will repaint over polish on my toes at times. It was last week, when I took my polish off myself when I was shocked to see my big toe nail was a bit raised and didn't look right and it was dark in color. Yikes!!! So then I took the polish off the other foot and my other big toe nail was slightly discolored but also lifting. I was SHOCKED and EMBARASSED!!! I'm a clean person...how can this be??? I have a fungus under my toe nails. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF SOMEONE HAVING A FUNGUS UNDER BOTH BIG TOE NAILS AT THE SAME TIME??? I ASK YOU???
I called a podiatrist and went to the appointment thinking that I was going to be given a pill or a topical treatment NOT told that the best option was to remove NOT ONE but BOTH nails!!! Yes....I walked out of the office after insurance approval without both my big toe nails and two very special velcro shoes. :)
The photo below is a photo of my toes when I got home! I won't show you what they look like now...it's NOT pretty!! And my nails WILL grow back in about 4-6 months!!
I'm sharing this with all of you so you don't have the same surprise I had last week. CHECK your fingers and your toes girls!!! AND let your nails breath in the winter or every now and then.
P.S. The big issue I face right now is trying to find a pair of shoes to wear to go out of the house. I was able to wear a pair of sandals yesterday and a pair of tennis shoes today for a short time as it's too cool to wear sandals out. I am thankful for the little things....being able to wear a pair of shoes with little pain!!