Well, not quite, but if you repeat it fast a few times, you’ll get the message.
A little over 2 years ago, I noticed a small nodule on the cuticle of my index finger.
It caused the nail to ‘furrow’ as it grew, but it eventually sorted itself out with no problem at all. Not so this time.
The cuticle looks bruised, and not only do I have a mini canyon developing in the nail, but the growth by the cuticle itself is layered and rippled like the edge of a sea shell.
Hubby had to have a blood test today with the nurse who told me about SW and I went in with him to thank her and let her know how I was doing. She could see a positive change (blush).
As we were leaving, I asked if she thought I needed to see a doctor about my finger, and she said I should to be on the safe side as I was diabetic.
Knowing I was unlikely to be able to see my GP within a month, we drove up to the surgery anyway and I spoke to the receptionist. Explaining I was diabetic and unsure as to whether I had an infection in my finger (diabetics have to look after their feet by the way), she booked me in there and then to see the nurse on duty.
I was seen in less than five minutes, got a second opinion and a prescription in another two, and was back in the car within 10.
I’m still reeling from the speed of it all.
The nail is growing out OK, but it is infected so I have some cream to rub in twice daily.
Rather than give you images of gross manky nails, have a look at some of the pretty stuff.