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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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ajjones
Mar. 1st, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
You're sexy.
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Er, thank you :)
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mtlawson
Mar. 1st, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Ouch, man.

At least you're doing okay now.
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mike. Sad to say, I've had far worse. One time I cut myself while peeling lemons :(
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jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
kmarkhoover
Mar. 1st, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
haha, that was funny, but I do hope you are okay
ajjones
Mar. 1st, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
I don't think he's feeling funny today, my tumor joke went over like a lead balloon. I guess he's entitled, what with the toenail torture and all.
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out_totheblack
Mar. 1st, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
Dude, I hope you at least got good pain killers out of the deal.
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm on ibuprofen, which should do the trick :)
dynastic_queen
Mar. 1st, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
*passes out, eyes rolled back*

(I have a low threshold of pain)
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
Lol, apparently so do I :)
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jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
You wouldn't say that if you'd heard me :)
bodgei
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
glad you are alright.

When I had my sinus sugery I remember my surgen saying "She's waking up again. This is the third time can't you do anything about that?"
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
Eek!
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tracy_d74
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
First . . . LOL!!!! *bent over laughing* Okay, now in all seriousness. My friend has some rare disorder that causes her body to struggle to metabolize pain medications. So during dental procedures they have to stop and readminister medication otherwise she feels the pain and/or will wake up. Do a WebMD check or Google it.
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
I guess we're all different, I just never connected the dots before today.

I'll look into it, thanks :)
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jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC)
'...you're not a wimp.'

I probably am, but I can't help it, I'm allergic to pain :(
mnfaure
Mar. 2nd, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Oh. My. Word. I hope you are feeling no pain now.
jongibbs
Mar. 2nd, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
Much better now, thanks.

Senior Management has been offering words of comfort like "Try having two C-sections within seventeen months of each other, you big wuss!" and other such things.

Not really, she's been very understanding :)
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