I have an infection, keep me in your thoughts and prayers pls...

Donielle Werner
By Donielle Werner Latest Reply 2015-04-20 21:12:27 -0500
Started 2015-03-23 09:10:09 -0500

Hello everyone…

I am writing this to request your thoughts & prayers.

A few weeks ago I went to the nail solan to get my normal (monthly) pedicure.

Well when the lady doing my nail took off my polish my toenail was straight blue and green. Thinking it was a major infecion, I rushed to the ER.

I was told that it was only a bad bruise and not to worry. It was a little sore but due to my neuropathy, I barely felt it and had no clue how I'd received it.

So I've kept the nail polish off (and plan to only paint my tips from now on so this sort of thing doesn't happen again ) and have been checking it religiously.

I noticed that instead of getting better in the past 3-4 weeks it's actually turned darker and really began to hurt over the past few days.

Friday while picking up my prescriptions, I stopped by my doctors office to take a Glace at it… she wasn't available but a nurse looked at it and told me that a 'procedure ' doctor would need to see me…

Turns out it had become badly infected due to my uncontrolled bg's… Needless to say, my nail had to be removed (painful) which included 6 shots to numb the toe (extremely painful )… where the heck was my neuropathy then? LOL.

The doctor advised me to really take care of it so it doesn't spread to my foot, which I am… I really DON'T want that to happen. .. but was hoping my online friends and family would keep me in their thoughts and if you pray keep me in those too.

I sure would appreciate it.

Thank you.


BTW- I figured out how I got the bruise… about 5 weeks ago I was doing my normal 60 minute daily workout routine in pool and accidentally hit the pool wall with my toe… it didn't really hurt too bad due to the neuropathy, so I had no clue that's that is what had caused it!… actually kinda funny when you think about it… maybe not but sometimes you gotta laugh or you'll cry. =)

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Donielle Werner
Donielle Werner 2015-04-20 21:12:27 -0500 Report


So my toenail is starting to grow back it is still discolored but my dr said not to worry too much about it.

I wanted to thank all of you for your warm thoughts and well wishes.


calayx 2015-04-18 19:48:56 -0500 Report

I had almost the exact thing happen to my big toe. I had stopped getting pedicures because I couldn't afford them so I started to really look at my feet. My big toe looked green and purple. When I touched it the entire nail came off. Really shocked me. The nail underneath was perfect. I did see my Dr and he said that I must be very careful and I was very lucky ! I will pray for you, I just hate infections in the foot/toes! God bless you!

YankeeLady 2015-03-23 23:39:20 -0500 Report

So sorry Donielle— so painful - I indeed will pray for you and hope you heal very quickly— unfortunately you have learned the hard way about feet/toes - You were aware but seems like they thru you a curve along the way - so here's wishing you a better day very soon- you are in my thoughts—

GabbyPA 2015-03-23 11:22:55 -0500 Report

I am so sorry to hear that it has turned on you that way. I have had some ingrown nails taken care of, so can relate to that needle in the toe thing. Not fun. Good thing is that you are taking care of it and I am sending up thoughts for your and your toe right now.