Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Pedicure from HELL


About 2-3 wks ago I got a pedicure done at this nail shop that a few of my friends frequent. Now I usually go to my regular one but I was in the area and decided to stop in, little did I know that this $35 pedicure would end up costing soo much more!

A few days later my feet were sore, didn't think nothing of it until on day my right big toe had pus coming from it. I showed my mother and she was like "Peb (my nickname, short for pebbles..don't ask lol) your toe is infected. She suggested I go to the urgent care to get it checked out since it was a Saturday. Well sure enough it was infected, I was prescribed antibiotics, told to soak it daily for a week and sent on my way. Okay great it's all taken care of...WRONG! My left big toe began hurting as well. At this point the hubs suggested I go to a podiatrist. So I schedule my appointment for this past Friday and man was I not prepared for what was to come.

I arrive, had my feet checked out and figured they'd clip my nails or something because I heard it was a in grown toenail. Sure they did that but it required some in office SURGERY!!! Okay it was considered minor but man did it hurt! I had to have both toes numbed with the longest needle in medical history (insert slight exaggeration..sorry lol!) and I had never felt such burning and stinging pain ever. Apparently the doctor is used to people screaming so he turned up the music inside the private room (which was really nice I might add). His assistant even asked if I wanted to hold her hand, I declined and just screamed (internally). Then came the clipping of about 1/2 inch of my nail from the tip to the base on both toes, some medicine was put on the site and both were wrapped which I had to leave on for 24 hrs. First thing that came to my mind was "umm how am I supposed to drive Mr. Doctor, I can't feel my TOES!"

It wasn't too bad driving but I had to remind myself to press harder on the brakes than normal because not feeling my toes made that task a bit abnormal. Anyways I was sent home with a list of instructions to soak and wrap my feet twice a day for FOUR WEEKS!!! OMG I never knew a simple pedicure would become so much trouble. Apparently when salon's utensils aren't cleaned good this can happen. My friends suggest I take the salon to small claims or report them to the health board. I just want my feet back, pain and wrinkled free. I'm assuming that I just caught the bad end of the stick as my friends who go there have never had this problem.

One thing I am certain of  I WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN!!!

1 comment:

  1. oh man. That sounds so painful! Glad to see you survived!