Originally Posted by catra121
I think it was a week or so where I had to have it wrapped and couldn't wear a normal shoe. After that a simple bandage and regular shoe for a little while. It took months for the nail to grow back but after about 2 weeks (I think) it wasn't sensitive to the touch anymore.
I don't remember anything about chemicals to kill the nail bed...they gave me a shot to freeze the toe before removal...that was the worst part of the whole procedure for me. They did put some sort of goo on my toe after removal...I thought it was just liquid bandage or something like that but I guess it could have been something that killed the nail bed...I didn't ask and wasn't told about it beforehand.
Thanks, knowing someone else has had the treatment makes it 'not so threatening' so to speak. Once they take the nail off they're going to put the chemical on to stop the nails ever growing back (95% proof)! I'll increase my vit C as soon as I know the date of op, maybe for a week or so before hand & maybe a few weeks after??
I don't mind the shoe bit as I haven't been able to wear shoes for about 10 months & with the way my legs, from the knees down, have 'curled' I couldn't get a pair on. I've been given braces that I have to wear 3 times a day for 3 hours on & 3 off, it's to try to correct them with out them becoming dependent on them for shape ........! I don't know if it'll work as I've only been using them for about 2 months & the OT did say it could take 6 months or more to know if they'll work.
Thanks for the support