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#1 KarenL

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:58 AM

Hi all,

It's been awhile since I've been on the boards. Love the new look! :) Went to my rheumatologist recently and pointed out to him my strange toenails. They are folding in half like buckling up in the middle and digging into my toes, forming little tents or triangles. Anyone else have this or any information? Should I go to a podiatrist, file them, or what?
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#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:22 AM

Hi Karen,

It's nice to hear from you again. Are things going well for you?

Hmmm, if the rheumatologist didn't offer anything, I think I'd go to a podiatrist. Feet and hands are pretty complex pieces of equipment and DIY is probably not a good idea except for the most basic of things. :lol:

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#3 Sheryl

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:44 PM

KarenL, sounds to me like you have a solid case of ingrown toenails to me. It could be something else but that is what my toenails started doing and I caught what was happening quickly. I had repair work done and I now have no pain or problems cutting or filing my toenails. Your foot specialist should have no problems taking care of your feet for you. I even go for regular foot care and special treatments as I enjoy having pain free feet. Once in a while I even get a polishing of my toenails. Makes me feel happy when I look at my feet. Glad to see that you still come around for a visit occasionally. Let us know what your doctor says about your piggies. Best of luck.
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#4 KarenL

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:46 AM

Thanks ladies. I am a nurse now! Working at a nursing home and loving it. I was finding that when I stayed at home too much, looking at the computer and reading about all my illnesses, I was getting depressed. Getting out in the world and caring for people worse than me helps me a lot! I'm still here, just not as active.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 08:58 AM

Woohoo! Way to go, Karen!! I'm sure you are an absolutely great nurse.
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#6 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:34 AM

Hi Karen,

I'm thrilled that you've become a nurse and are enjoying it. That's a wonderful way to take a bad situation, and make it good for someone else.

You are a terrific example for all of us!
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