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The little things that regular people take for granted

j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,732
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Chronic Pain
I just clipped my toe nails. And I have to laugh at myself every time I do it. Because of the way I have to "contort" my body to do it. There is a mirror across from me, and when I look over in that direction I laugh at that guy and wonder what the hell is he doing.
At this point I'm as stable as I'm going to be. So I'll get a laugh for years to come!
Good luck, Jim :''( =))
Click my name to see my Medical history
You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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  • laugh and we all laugh with you. i'd be happy too if i sould even cut mine. i wont tell you how long its been :-C
  • I can picture you Jim..
    (Good physical therapy for the Mind & Body)

    I still cut my hubbies toe nails.. he is as squirmy as a worm being put on a hook..
    Makes me smile thinking about it.. You would think I was pulling out his tooth.
    hugs to all..Patsy
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  • I'm so happy you clipped your toenails <:P It IS a big deal for us and an accomplishment. Congratulations =D>

    PS. Hey, could you clip my toenails? And throw in a pedicure while you're at it? :D
  • As long as you are good at it, I will join meydey for a clip and pedi, and since I have surgery on Fri could you shave my legs too. People dont realize how many things we cant do sometimes. Good thing I have a wonderful hubby!
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 10,613
    The first method requires a lot of attention and quick reflexes, so this should not be done after taking any pain medications.

    1- Startup your lawn mower
    2- Very carefully, with now shoes move your toes, one at a time 1 1/3 inch past the white marker on the lawn mower deck

    Works great

    Second method, somewhat easier

    1- Start your weed whacker. I like to go with the electric kind, so the whacking can stop quicker.
    2- Carefully tilt your weed whacker at a 37 1/2 degree angle and start to move in on your bare foot.
    3- As you get to the first toenail, give it full throttle for 2.3 seconds and let go.
    4- With good experience you can get all 5 toes done on one pass.

    This offsets the matter we have in the fact that we cant bend to see our toes.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,110
    I had to laugh at your post. When I was about 5 weeks out of lumbar surgery I had to go to a wedding. I wore sandals so I wanted my toe nails painted. Of course there was no one around to help so I painted my own toe nails. Not only were my nails painted,my toes were painted and even a few spots on my ankles. I had to bring a bottle of polish remover to the wedding and pull a member of the wedding party into the bath room to get my feet cleaned up. We got to laughing so hard we were crying. Long story short she had to redo her make-up causing the ceremony to start late. No one in family to this day will let me live it down. I still get tickled everytime I think about it.
    Susan
    But hey at least I did it!
  • Ok count me in on the free pedicure, I need it bad, whe your toes start talking to you its pretty sad, what is even sadder is trying to reach what is not close enough. I bet we would all look funny if we had a mirror, as for the heavy equipment I think I better pass on it, besides gas is to expensive to try and chop of a limb.Good idea though, someone had to much time on their hands when they came up with that one. Let me know when and where for the free pedicure.
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,732
    But if you show up in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California tomorrow at 9:00 am I'll give it a try.
    Good luck, Jim image:)" alt=">:)" height="20" />
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • A bench grinder works really well too...
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