A Short Surgery

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Today I had the shortest surgery ever! It was only to remove a toenail that was barely attached. After accidently mashing the nail, it’s been held on by a tiny amount of skin. That might not be the correct medical terminology, but I think you understand.

After three shots to numb the toe, the removal surgery began and lasted all of about one minute. The doctor wrapped it in gauze and the after-care should be very easy. I’m glad to get that experience behind me.

It was the last thing in the horrible journey of my allergic reaction, psoriasis flare, and trip that was pure misery. I’m about to start getting off the prednisone and am afraid what might happen. My psoriasis has started to dry up a little, but without prednisone will it come raging back?

I’ll find out soon…. I honestly am afraid of some of these illnesses. They have the ability to make my life a living nightmare or even kill me. The suffering that doesn’t end in death is scary, but I have to remind myself that I’m not in this alone. With a supportive family and a strong faith in God, I can deal with things one day at a time.

When I have a few days that are just normal, as far as pain or new symptoms, those become such an amazing blessing. It’s so wonderful when I can eat my regular diet, even with all it’s limitations. I try to focus on the lush green leaves out my back window. I take it in and breathe deeply. The appreciation of small joys is a much stronger emotion than I have ever thought.

 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

I Corinthians 3: 15

@2023, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. This post contains my opinions and experiences and is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.

2 thoughts on “A Short Surgery”

  1. That must be one of the shortest procedures I’ve ever heard of. Glad you were able to get it taken care of. My son once lost a toenail from hitting his toe on the door at a local indoor waterpark and it was not pretty.

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