Sunday, November 16, 2008

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You know those hangnails that hurt and get red and hot? Not the ones that are just cuticle skin, but the ones that actually have a bit of nail at the side of the cuticle that hangs there until you yank it off. Which is a bad idea, but you do it anyway because....well, just because.

No, I don't have one of those. Instead, I have a ripped-from-the-nailbed area of my fingernail that exhibits the same red hot pain. And there's dirt under the nail, too, thanks to the garden.

The toothpicks coated with neosporin didn't help get that dirt out, either. But I poked around anyway, pain be damned. Now the finger is bandaged up with loads of antibiotic ointment and is throbbing. Ouch.