More Six Until Me. Aug 10, 2011, 1:58 pm
(That has to be one of the goofiest subject lines I’ve had in the last few … evers.)
A few days ago, I received an email from a fellow T1 PWD who has been living with diabetes several decades … but hadn’t ever had a pedicure in her whole life.
And I replied: "Neither have I."
There were several crutons of information thrown at my family and I upon my diagnosis almost 25 years ago ("Don’t even think about getting pregnant" and "Pedicures will cause massive infections so none of that, either" being repeat offense croutons), and getting a manicure or a pedicure was always marked as a no-way back in the day. However, times are doing their "changin’" thing.
From what I’ve been told, the risk is a possible infection. With all that filing and scraping and whatever else they do while they grapple with your toes, there’s a chance of a foot wound. And then an infection. And all hell can break loose.
Or so the rumors go.
Personally, I’ve never cared about a manicure of any kind. I don’t know if there is a manicure "type," but if there is, I’m not that girl. I don’t like nail polish on my fingernails. I don’t like nails any longer than my nailbed. I’m a writer, the mother of a young child, and I do a lot of housework, so my hands aren’t for "show." They’re for work, and I beat them senseless on a daily b
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