Before I go on, I am just going to warn you that there are pictures in this blog post that aren't pretty. If you are half an hour either side of a meal then come back later!
You may remember me moaning on about a bad finger a while back. I had an infection under my nail, and it was so sore. I have no idea how it got there, all I know is that it was so painful I wanted my finger cut off. Slight exagerration, ok. But it was sore. It took two lots of strong antibiotics to clear it and I few weeks after the infection healed I realised I was going to lose my nail. Well, on Friday, after sporting a rather attractive bit of medical tape wrapped around it for the last few weeks, I manned up and got Mr NN to pull it off. It didn't hurt as much as I thought, but I was still gutted. It looks disgusting. I thought I'd share with you what went on.
I noticed that on one side of my nail there didn't seem to be any cuticle, and then it started getting sore. I never ever cut my cuticles, so I don't know what made it recede. I can only speculate that it was something to do with the horrific gel nails I had done just before Christmas. You can just see in this picture that the cuticle is missing on one side of my nail.
It got worse and worse and I eventually went to the doctor. The first set of antibiotics didn't help so a few days later I got some more, by then the nail looked like this. Beware:
Now, I am going to ask for quick-new-nail-growing vibes please, because I am not digging going around like this:
Barry M Magnetic Blue on the other fingers, post soon!