Thursday, February 1, 2018

When You Think The Job Is Done, But It Isn't

Oh, so many scenarios I could write about with that title! But today, we're sticking to yesterday's topic of something I found sticking out of my big toe.

After twisting and yanking that little metal hook thingy out of the skin, I went about my business, favoring that foot, keeping the toe off the ground. My white crew sock was still on, so the wound was somewhat protected. Besides, the diameter of that little metal hook thingy was about that of a strand of hair. Horse hair, maybe. A really thick strand, like from the tail.

When I went to bed, I slathered triple antibiotic ointment on the bottom of my big toe, and put a bandaid over that, with another bandaid going around the top of the toe, to hold the other one on. When I got up this morning, my toe still hurt.

Huh. I guess that's normal. It had a little metal hook thingy jabbed inside, and maybe it's just going to be sore while it heals. Yeah. I'm sure that's all it it.

When I got ready for my shower, I took off the bandaids and felt along the bottom of my toe. There was something sticking out!

Great! I guess there's another piece of that little metal hook thingy still in there!

I pulled on it. Took two tries. And it came out. Except that it was a piece of skin. Like maybe I'd ripped the edge off a dried-out blister.

Oh. Well. Maybe the skin was damaged from that little metal hook thingy that was in my foot when I took it out. So it left a little wound. That's healing. Yeah. I'm sure that's it.

We'll see. I put more triple antibiotic ointment on it, with two more bandaids. If it's not better tomorrow, I'll have Farmer H look at it with a magnifying glass and tweezers.

Sorry no pictures! You know how I feel about feet! Even my own.


River said...

I would have put disinfectant on the wound the minute the hook thingy was out, but I'm over-cautious about stab type wounds, even though my tetanus shots are up to date.
I hope it heals without further trouble.

Sioux Roslawski said...

When Farmer H looks at your foot, perhaps he can identify the hook...

Hillbilly Mom said...

I'm pretty sure my tetanus is up to date. It's a 10-year shot. I last got one when I ripped my arm on a nail in the garage wall that Farmer H put there for hanging fishing poles. I remember asking for one at the doctor's office when I was there for a checkup that same week.

Yeah. While denying that he had anything to do with it!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I hate foot injuries. I have broken my left foot four times! Same place every time. My ankle twists over and the ligament tears a small piece of bone off. Hurts so bad. Now it aches when the weather is acting up. I am very careful with my steps now, always favoring the left side.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Thank you for not showing us a picture of your foot. Maybe you need a bionic foot, since the one you have seems so fragile. Farmer H might be able to build you one out of spare parts he finds in his abandoned storage lockers. Since I'm pretty sure HeWho is too busy to make you a fake foot, even though he has the parts.