You went and looked, didn't you?! I thought it was pretty self-explantory
that you'd be looking at pictures of ingrown toenails unlike the concealed
URL that was posted leading to drag queens. I find both sets of images
equally unappealing but at least with my URL you had a pretty good idea of
where you might be heading *before* you got there.
How someone gets a whole foot's worth of horribly ingrown toenails is still
a mystery to me but I guess it shouldn't be since my wife sent me a link
about a poor woman with breast cancer whose breast actually fell off from
the untreated disease. I'll spare you that link but if you're curious,
substitute breast+cancer for ingrown + toenail in the above URL. But trust
me, it comes under the heading of "Things you wish you had never seen but
can never erase from your brain."
I had to research it because I got onychocryptosis from a podiatrist who
clipped my nails too close - I hate it when you go to a doctor and they GIVE
you a problem instead of curing one!!!
The main thing that was running through my mind while I looked (and kept
looking....) at those pix was "How does somebody let something get that
But now I'm thinking homeless people, people with dementia, people with
extreme nerve damage, and so-forth.
Maybe diabetic neuropathy would be a primary player - where people are
both more subject to infection, and unable to feel what's going on.
That's a pretty good guess. On the subject of medical mysteries, here's
something you don't see every day - the Brit tabloids managed to get film of
the recently born "two faced" baby.
Not really gross but interesting. Now I know where the Romans got the idea
for their two-faced god, Janus (the month of January gets its name from
him). As warden of gates, which he opened and closed, he was depicted with a
doorkeeper's keys and staff. His two faces meant that he watched entrances
as well as exits, and saw into the internal as well as the external world,
left and right, above and below, before and after, for and against. His
shrines were archways, such as gateways or arcades at crossing places.
(Taken from Dictionary of Symbols, Jean Chevalier & Alain Gheerbrant).
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