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Not for the faint of heart


I had a minor operation this morning which, while not serious, did not go without incident.   

Now, I’m sure you’d agree that only the bravest, toughest hombres (and hombresses) could cope with having an in-growing toenail cut out without the use of anesthetic. 

That’s why I know you won’t be surprised to learn that I required not one, but two lots of toe-numbing injections at the podiatrist this morning. 

Given that I usually require a second dose of anesthetic at the dentist, and that many years before (back when I still lived in England), I stopped an unrelated operation by pointing out to the surgeon that I could feel the burn of his scalpel as he cut into me during a, shall we say, ‘delicate’ fifty-minute procedure (my old gran always referred to it as the time I got my knackers done), I really ought to have figured out by now that anesthetic doesn’t work so well on me. 

A fact which anyone within a fifty yard radius discovered just after the podiatrist, thinking I could no longer feel pain after the first dose, thrust his special scissors under the nail on my big toe.

Needless to say, it was a very manly scream. Any glass shattering was purely coincidental.

To make matters worse, when it was over, I dropped a sneaker on my bandaged toe as I got ready to leave.

 

Somewhere, my old gran is laughing.





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peadarog
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Must... resist... puns...
bogwitch64
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
Don't resist! Don't resist! Jon needs a laugh, right Jon? :)
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j_cheney
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Do you have red hair?
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
I have vague memories of my hirsute days. I think it was brown.
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jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Some day, I'll tell you about the time I got a really bad papercut :)
bogwitch64
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
(((((((((JON!)))))))))))) I've had that procedure done. The numbing needle is as bad as the procedure itself!!!

I'm the same way with numbing agents, though I've not yet had it happen during actual operating-room-surgery. I need the legal limit of numbing agent when having dental work done. The toe thing--yeah--after shooting me twice the doc said, "If you can still feel your toe, NOTHING is going to numb it."
I could--but to a lesser degree. I made the doc's assitant sing to me while the nail was excised. He was awfully adorable. :)
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Next time, I'll take along one of my short stories. A couple of pages and I'll be out like a light :)
mongrelheart
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Yeeee-OWCH!
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
It was a tad painful, to say the least, but I'm fine now :)
i_amsherlocked
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Aw! Poor you! ::HUGS::
I hope the healing goes more smoothly.
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
My only worry is my daughters. One of them in particular loves to dance with me, which is fabulous, of course, but she's almost fifteen and her idea of dancing is to step on my feet and let me twirl her around.
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jdawson001
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
You poor thing!

I've had the same problems with anesthesia, and often need double-doses. I had one ass of a doctor sewing me up who actually told me, "It won't take long," when I told him I could feel the needle. I resisted the urge to kick him and demanded another shot.

Just remind every doctor and dentist that you often need a second shot, and they usually oblige. Sorry to hear about your toe...
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
The podiatrist (that sounds so weird to me - we call them chiropodists in England) was great. I'd definitely use him again, though, as you might imagine, I hope I never have to :)
faerie_writer
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. Glad it's all over with and your poor toe's okay (not to mention your knackers). *snorts*
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
:P
brian_ohio
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Can we see a shot of the toe? And of the nail that was removed?
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Hehe, the toe's bandaged up. As for the nail, it's now in a sealed box, along with all my other treasured possesions, including my old gran's spare dentures :)
dlgarfinkle
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
ROFL!

(No offense.)
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
None taken :)
darkspires
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Ouch! I hope you feel better soon.
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
slweippert
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
OMGROTFL!!

Thank you so much, both me and my hunnybun enjoyed your post this morning. :)
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Hopefully, this is a one-of-a-kind post :)
justin_pilon
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
You're a stronger man than I. I would have passed out for sure.
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
I hate nail-related pain, give me a broken bone anytime - though preferably not one of mine :)
wendigomountain
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh dang, this whole story just makes my butt pucker up. Ouch!
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Lol, and ew :)
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jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
I take the attitude that I might as well be nasty to my family before they cross me :)
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