I was an idiot...

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by soberups, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    ...for thinking that I could schedule an appointment with my foot doctor during my lunch hour to have an infected, ingrown toenail removed.

    So at the urging of my wife, I called in sick on Wednesday. I hate doing that; one of the things I take pride in is that I often go for well over a year between sick call occurences.

    It was the right choice. The appointment took 90 minutes. I wound up having the entire nail removed, and the root cauterized with acid to keep it from ever growing back. The doctor put a dressing on it the size of a plum. There is no way in hell I could have put a work boot on, much less delivered 90 stops and 35 pickups, after having that done. And once the Novacaine wore off a couple of hours later, the pain was so bad that I had to take Vicodin for it which is an absolute last resort for people like me who are in recovery.

    The worst part is, I have had to call in sick for the last 2 days. I just cannot get a work boot on. I felt really bad today because its the Friday before a 3 day weekend and the usual collection of slackers were calling in sick anyway. I made it clear that I would come in and drive if they needed me to, as long as they gave me a helper and let me wear my Birkenstock sandal on that foot instead of a boot. So at least my conscience is clear.

    And so as to remove all doubt, I took a picture of the toe with my cellphone and e-mailed it to my supervisor.:sick: Just a little something to brighten his day while eating lunch!

    Because I am at heart a truly sick and revolting person, I will share that pic with those of you who have similar, gruesome tastes. Dont say you werent warned!:happy-very:rotten toe of doom.jpg
    rotten toe of doom.jpg
     
  2. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    No thank-you, can't take a look , yet. Haven't drank enough, to look at something like what you described... yucky !!!
     
  3. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    Yes,
    I know about the toe nail problems, when I was younger ,I had both big toe nails removed! Yes it hurt!!!
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Awwww, it's the pinky toe !!

    [video=youtube;A2xjjcg1NZs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2xjjcg1NZs[/video]
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Sober, you have a great work ethic, but......


    THAT'S WHY WE HAVE SICK DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    (Great pic, by the way. Thanks for sharing!)
     
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    That looks painful Sober. :sick:
     
  7. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Yea, that looks painful. You would have just got an infection if you went to work with it. Hot sweaty boot not a good idea just yet. Hope you heal up over the weekend.