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Re: Toenail-less big toe=cold

Postby Andes6000 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:18 pm

My friend I am your agent and your foot modeling career begins today! The major networks are interested, Vanity Fair and Playboy are both offering front page for an exclusive and the guy who started the 300 dollar vasectomy add??? He's letting YOU kick him in the crotch with crampons for some prime time Anderson Cooper 360 followed by interview. So lets get those little guys in shape and start raking in the moooolah.
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Re: Toenail-less big toe=cold

Postby Andes6000 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:32 am

Hang in there man, remember the old adage "time heals all yanked toe nails", and "never pay a veterinarian for something a doctor can do at gunpoint."
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Re: Toenail-less big toe=cold

Postby Bill Kerr » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:18 pm

Dow - just stumbled on this thread as I am sitting here with a head cold versus should be out skiing. I do not think there are many situations where I would question your decisions but wow - this just looks painful!

We all lose a toenail every now and then but does is it really justify this?

Good luck and hoping it all works out to the better.
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Re: Toenail-less big toe=cold

Postby Bill Kerr » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:32 pm

Sounds logical - you thought it through and researched it. A permanently black/dead toenail is a real risk of serious infection, drugs, operations and down time.
From that perspective - you may as well do any toes that are at risk becasue of the 2 to 4 weeks recovery time.

Appreciate the honest disclosure as I doubt there is much feedback out there but glad you are doing the experiment and not me.

Keep us posted.
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Re: Toenail-less big toe=cold

Postby Andes6000 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:31 pm

All jokes aside I hope this works out for you. I've considered removing the nail of a big toe but had doubts about friction/sensitivity issues later on. I just remembered something that might help with the final stages of healing, a scarring cream I used after shoulder surgery, don't know what the equivalent is in english (procedure in Bolivia) but your contact probably does - it shouldn't be prescription. Then something you've probably been doing, salt baths & light massaging to promote circulation/healing.

Please continue with pics, something for the books!
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Re: Toenail-less big toe=cold

Postby drpw » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:18 am

I now have a weird morbid fascination with Dow's bloody toes.
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Re: Toenail-less big toe=cold

Postby tigerlilly » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:09 pm

So,
HOW ARE YOUR TOES?
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Re: Toenail-less big toe=cold

Postby Clark_Griswold » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:59 pm

Any current "healed" photos??
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Re: Toenail-less big toe=cold

Postby tigerlilly » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:55 am

Ya.

C'mon, this isn't fun without PHOTOS

Now that I have a sick fascination with this whole thing.
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