The Thickened Regenerating Toenail...
So when I was about 15 years old I had a general anesthetic to remove both my big toenails as they had become thick and very hard to cut (ever since I was quite young... I seem to recall dropping something on them when I was about 8).
Anyway, I remember before the surgery the doctor telling me there was a chance that some of the nail bed would remain and *may* grow back as splinters.
After 2 weeks in bed (to ensure the wounds wouldn't re-open) everything looked good. After a year some splinters were growing... and that kept happening to now where both nails have grown back... thick as ever with a few disjoint splinters on the left/right.
So... is this common? I mean, I would have expected some nail re-growth but not complete nails.
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