Friday, December 06, 2013

Poetry Friday -- Ode to My Big Toe



Dear Big Toe,

We've been together since before I was born.
You've helped me balance;
I've taken you for granted.

Now I'll give you the pampering you deserve...
at least until the bandages come off
and we get back to normal.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2013



You gotta love a podiatrist with a sense of humor! Because of a recurring infected ingrown nail, I had an eighth inch strip of toenail removed yesterday, and the doctor "signed" my "cast" with these Spiderman (or alien) eyes.

Here's to healthy toes!

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23 comments:

  1. OK, so does it mean that I don't have a sense of humor if all I can think about is how much your toe must hurt? Ow, ow, ow! Hope your toe feels better soon!

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  2. That is a cute toe, but I'm with Carol, Ouch! Hope it heals quickly.

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  3. Ouch! Glad you got the day off to have some time to heal that toe! Hope your weekend is all uphill from here. :)

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  4. Nothing worse(well maybe) than some toe pain! Feel and be better soon! But turning it into a poem....love it! How long are you off your feet? And thank goodness for various shoe options!
    Janet F.

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  5. Thanks for the healing wishes! I think the best thing for it is a day of rest. The big bandage comes off tonight/tomorrow morning. No long walks for awhile, and no swimming for a couple of weeks. This temporary big pain is worth it to keep the recurring pain of the ingrown nail + infection from happening again!

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  6. What a superhero toe! My sons have had this done with great results. No more ingrown toenail pain! Hope it's the same for you, Mary Lee.

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  7. Heal quickly, my friend!

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  8. It's so true that we take our toes (and other things) for granted until they start hurting! Wishing you a speedy recovery, Mary Lee.

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  9. Ack! Who knew there were even 8 inches (!) of toenail to be had! But those alien eyes? Megacool.

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  10. Speedy healing, Big Toe! And no more pain, ML. You definitely deserve some extra chocolate this weekend.

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  11. Nice eyes! Too bad you will lose them soon. But it will be nice to have your toe back! Wishes for a speedy recovery for Big Piggy (your toe - not you).

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  12. While you heal, maybe your swaddled toe can pretend to baby Jesus in a manger? I know it's hard for you to be off your feet, but rest is best!

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  13. Oh, toe-y. I am sorry, Mary Lee. Get better soon. I am cracking up about your doctor. :P xxoo, a.

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  14. Feel better, Mary Lee! it is incredible how painful a toe can be!

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  15. Glad you've had it done. I know one person who had the problem, the pain goes away rather quickly, & such a relief as you said. Love the poem 'talk'!

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  16. Here's to quick healing! Your toe should feel special having its own ode :-)

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  17. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  18. Aww, Mary Lee, I can relate. One of my big toes is blackened and purply because of my running. Who says running is pretty? My big toe is proof that it isn't. :( Be well soon! :)

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  19. Yikes - hope the wrapping comes off this present soon!

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  20. Hope you heal quickly. Here's to healthy toes! (Reminds me of a couple of summers ago, I crashed a door into my toe and had to go to a wedding wearing sandals to accommodate my bauble toe that looked similar to yours. Hope you live in a place where you don't have to jam your digit into tight shoes or boots. Maybe you can tell, I feel your pain.)

    Violet N.

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  21. Mary Lee, The ode to your toe is wonderful! Your doctor has a great sense of humor, too.

    Your toe looks like it should be resting on a little cotton ball pillow : )

    Hope it is healing well.

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  22. When you hurt your toe, you realize how much you need it. I'm clumsy, and I hurt mine often, so I know. Hope you feel better already.

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