**WARNING: NASTY GRAPHIC PICTURES IN THIS POST!**
I’ll start this post off pleasant (since its gonna end up ugly!). The Souza family is “downsizing”…not really…Owen just got rid of some moppy hair and I’m got rid of my “growth” haha that’s sizing down literally if you ask me!
We were trying to go for the cute scruffy hair look for Owen this summer. You know that cute surfer/beach mop. But after a few mornings of fighting with him to let us brush it I decided that it was kinda lookin’ to “walmartish” anyway…we were in need of a cut!!
Now….to the “good stuff”. For those of you that have weak stomachs it’s probably a good time to sign off….
But I’m sure many of you remember the horrific pictures I posted in the blog post titled Just Say NO to Beetle Juice! Well at that moment, I thought I was in the clear…I thought the painful treatment of the beetle venom killed my huge wart once and for all….weelllllll I was wrong!! I think the beetle juice just pissed it off….and it came back with a revengence! I emailed my podiatrist pictures and we decided it needed to be surgically removed BUT would have to wait until after the cruise since there would be an open wound on my foot for a while…
This wart grew so big I even named him “Wally”…and I think Delta Airlines was going to make be buy an extra ticket just for him!!! It was disgustingly large…and totally embarrassing!
I have no clue why I was so nervous about this little procedure. Seriously…I’ve given birth…a bone marrow biopsy…a port-a-cath removal (which was done with just a local anesthetic)…scar treatments…lots and lots of stuff that REALLY hurts…but I was having major anxiety about this darn thing. I knew that warts bleed a lot (I do NOT like blood)…and I was nervous I’d feel something. I brought my iphone in with me…to sneak some pictures…but my doc was SUPER cool and took some pictures for me!
This minor toe procedure was kinda intense! The nurse brought me in and got me all prepped. I had a turnakit (spelling?) around my ankle to stop/slow the blood flow during the procedure…
And the Doc came in and started working…and by gosh the numbing was very sore…not he sorest thing I’ve experienced but it was definitely up there!! He was working in that toe for about 45 minutes….as he said…”this guy doesn’t want to part with you…” (barf)
I mentioned my husband being bummed and not getting to come in and see this…so the doc said he'd take good pictures to show him (and the rest of the world! heehee).
Pulling the wart away from my toe… (BARF)
This is Wally…heading to pathology to get biopsied to make sure it was just a wart. See the size of that thing…absolutely disgusting!
They don’t stitch it up…they just leave it. And I’m not back in my “designer shoes”…
I have to leave this bandage on for 24 hours…then soak it twice a day in Epsom salt, apply antibiotic ointment and a bandaid until I go back to the nurse in 1 week and then the actual doc in 2 weeks. We don’t have anything planned for this lovely Father’s Day weekend since I wasn’t sure how much pain I’m going to be. I’m actually kinda nervous to wake up tomorrow…
So here’s to a “fun” week…but as long as this bad boy does NOT come back after this it’ll all be worth it! Cheers everyone…and ps. WEAR flip flops or some type of covers in the spray tanning booth…I swear that is where I got this!