Today was horrible. Well it actually started a couple days ago and then last night I was up almost all night with severe pains in my big toe. The nail has been burning cold and feels like a knife is stuck in it. Burning cold is a feeling like I have IcyHot on me. Then it's so numb on the top that I can't feel when I touch my toe. I was extremely worried that there was an infection.
So I got in to the doctor today and we were unwrapping to get the stitches out. I described my pain to her and when we got to the pin gauze it was covered in blood. Which it shouldn't be at this point. She looked at me with that doctor look and said I had pushed the pin in to my foot. I probably did it with one of my many falls - who knows. But this is why it was hurting my nail.
Before I could even think she grabbed the pin and started pulling and wriggling it. All I could do was hold my breath and cover my eyes. It hurt and hurt and hurt. Then she snipped the ends of the stitches and pulled it through from top to bottom....that burned! I've never had stitches before and everyone always said they didn't hurt - but these did!
So I took some massive pain pills and passed out for a long time. My toe is still in pain but she said it should calm down by morning.
Official pin removal date: December 15th!!!
I'm excited to get the pin out and at the same time I'm terrfied. I'm going to be awake and have to see it. Gives me the willies just thinking about it.