It’s summer. That means sandal weather. And if you are a slightly high maintenance female, as I am, then that means it’s also pedicure weather.
Now, I admit to getting a monthly pedicure all year round — from necessity. So, missing two months because of my manicurist’s schedule and my schedule never getting on the same page, meant I had issues. Painful issues.
Thus, I needed an emergency pedicure appointment (yes, they do exist– in my world!). My manicurist who has taken good care of me and my digits for over 20 years did the best she could and alleviated the pain somewhat, but there are lines she will not cross. Those lines include anything that involves the words “scalpel” and “excising and draining.”
So, today is my first visit ever to a foot-and-ankle surgeon to see what on earth is going on with my poor big toe. I am somewhat embarrassed since my big toe seems such a trivial thing to involve a very well-respected and busy orthopedic surgeon, but a scalpel and excising and draining are technically surgical terms. Plus, I am married to a doctor, a pathologist who dealt with body parts, blood, and dead people, and he also threw in the term “sepsis.”
I do not mess with sepsis.
So, I’m going. I expect it will be painful. This means later I will need chocolate — lots of it — and maybe some Scotch, a double. And cuddling.
Moral of the lesson — don’t skip pedicures –ever.
Are you high maintenance? What beauty regimens or procedures can’t you live without?