Tuesday morning I woke up and noticed my big toe was a little sore. Not phased, I went on to my work event and walked around in closed toed heels. Big mistake.
I got home Tuesday night pretty late and had some stuff to do, so I didn't get settled down until around 11pm. I noticed my toe was kind of throbbing, so I decided to google "toe throbbing after pedicure". It all went downhill from there. I went on a 3 hour googling spree of everything from "losing toe from pedicure" to "MRSA from pedicure" "how do I know if I have staph on my toe" ...
If you know me, you know I deal with anxiety in all forms and fashions. If I am flying, the plane is going to crash. If I am going to the top of a skyscraper, a terrorist is going to blow it up. If I have a headache I will convince myself that something else is wrong with me. I am somewhat of a doom and gloom thinker.
Well, the first article I pull up talks about someone getting MRSA from a pedicure and dying. The second one talks about someone getting a staph infection and losing a toe or limb.
Before I know it, it's 3 AM and I am still up convincing myself that I have an infected toe and that I will probably lose my toe. I start thinking about how I will ever wear shoes again. I truly lost it and went into a full on panic rage about this inflamed cuticle.
I got 2.5 hours of sleep Tuesday night. I had a work event on Wednesday morning, so I got up, promptly drove myself to Walgreen's and got antibiotic bandaids, epsom salt, antiseptic spray, and special bandages.
I texted every friend I have that is either a nurse, medical student, or Doctor and sent them pictures of my toe. Most said that it didn't look too bad, but to watch it to get more red or bigger.
This is what putting together an outfit on 2.5 hours of sleep looks like. Those leopard flats are cute, but under them my toe is wrapped up in an antibiotic band-aid.
Today I woke up and the toe seems to be less red. I guess I don't need to go get antibiotics for my toe.
I might be a little crazy, but there's nothing wrong with being too paranoid, right? *insert sarcasm*