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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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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.
i_amsherlocked
Mar. 1st, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Be up front about it!
"I love you darling, but we have to save this dance until I'm better"
is much easier to deal with than "OMFG" or you writhing on the floor in pain!
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Hehe, sadly, she's severely autistic. All she'd hear is: "I love you, blah-blah, blah blah blah blah DANCE blah-blah blah"

Followed by AIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! :)
i_amsherlocked
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
oh! yeah, that is a problem! ::sends you super speedy healing vibes::
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
And stee toe-capped boots :)

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