FML — I’ve lost my big toe nail!
It’s throbbing painfully as I type. A guy I was salsa dancing with kicked up from under it with his heel and almost completely detached it — it’s hanging by the side only.
I’ve always known the danger of wearing open toed shoes — someone partially detached one of my big toe nails way back in 2002 while kicking back during a conga line once, but it was only half as bad as this injury, since it was still half attached. Now my toenail has room to move and wobble since there’s nothing keeping it in place.
It hurt to dance with it (though I did anyway), but it hurt even more to just try to walk in close-toed shoes with it. I hope it heals fast, because I don’t plan to take a single day off dancing. My body will just have to numb itself against the pain.
I just really, really hope it doesn’t affect my balance or my belly dancing performance tomorrow, or I’ll be really mad.