I’ve been dealing with an ingrown toenail for well over a year now.
In late December 2004, I went to a doctor in the Bridgewater area who cut it out and treated it for an infection. It hurt like hell for a day or two, but eventually mostly healed up.
And then six months later it had grown back in. I went back to him, and again he cut it out. Again it hurt like hell, but healed.
And by December of this year it was back. A third time. And I was ticked off, annoyed that it was back and afraid of having to go back to the doctor who would again cut it out and again have it hurt like hell.
I got smart and tried a different doctor. He cut it out. Except this time it didn’t hurt at all. Seriously. The only real pain was during the initial needles for the local anasthesia. After it wore off, no pain.
And now I’m hoping this will finally be the last time.