My fungus secret

I’m about to say something gross. Really gross. In fact, it’s kind of embarrassing. Gosh where do I begin? How do I say it? You know what, I’ll just come out with it. I’m struggling with toenail fungus. How humiliating is that! I haven’t told anyone, but at the same time I just needed to get it off my chest. That’s why this blog is so useful. I can just expel all my thoughts and free myself from dwelling on the same thought over and over again. Now that it’s out in the open, I’m curious if anyone else is battling with toenail fungus. How do you even get toenail fungus? That’s what I want to know! I’m a clean person and shower at least twice a day. Plus, I wear a new pair of socks each day. Some of my friends think that is extreme, but clearly I haven’t been extreme enough if I’m walking around with fungus on my feet. Even just writing about it I can feel the taste of bile creep its way back into my mouth. 

Last night I stayed up for four hours doing research on the internet so I could get to the bottom of this toenail mystery. I still can’t figure out the cause. The only thing that kind of makes sense is that people prone to psoriasis can get nail fungus. I struggle with psoriasis and eczema, and have for a long time, but never has it affected my toenails! I thought I’d also do some research on home remedies to clear up the fungus. The other night I went to sleep with lemon juice on my toes. It did absolutely nothing other than stink out my room and slightly stain my nails to a disgusting yellow.

I’m at a total loss with this and would love to hear some of your experiences. In the meantime, I have found an appointment with the best foot specialist in Cheltenham. During my quick phone consultation they assured me that they could help resolve my problem. I really hope so!


Obscure foot conditions


I’m one of those people who’s always getting sick. It’s just one thing after the other. It’s gone beyond the point of being annoying now, it’s just become a joke. The worst thing is that on top of your run of the mill illnesses that I get more frequently than most, is that I also tend to get obscure ailments as well, that no mere mortal doctors can help me with. For example, last month I has something up with my gut and the poor GP, who was dumbstruck, had to send me off to the gastroenterologist.

Now there’s something up with my foot and so I’m looking into podiatry. In Cheltenham, where I live, there are a couple of shops I can visit with podiatrists working there. I need to make an appointment with a professional because my home remedies aren’t working. I thought it was sprained at first so I wrapped it in a bandage. I’ve had a sprain before though and this one feels different so I’m thinking maybe it’s into a sprain. I’m hoping it isn’t something more insidious. I’m hoping that at the very least it isn’t worse than getting an ingrown toenail.

My girlfriend reckons that I’m probably going to need some Orthotics. Near Cheltenham, the podiatrists that I mentioned specialise in these, so if I do need orthotics (which I’m hoping that I don’t) they’ll be able to help me with that. I have my fingers crossed that my feet will be back to normal soon.

One of the worst things about getting sick all the time, is the build up of medical expenses. This is especially true when GPs can’t treat you and you need to see specialists because specialists are generally not bulk billing, and on the rare occasion that you can get a medicare rebate, it’s just usually just a fraction of an enormous bill.