I'm supposed to have my toenail removed at 4:30 this afternoon, but I don't think it needs to happen. The way I cut the nail when I removed the ingrown portion, it really had no possibility of becoming ingrown again. Because it had been ingrown, though, a portion of skin that was supposed to be on the "outside" of the nail was actually tucked in under it, and because the nail kept growing it stayed irritated.
When I went to the doctor a couple weeks ago, he pulled that piece of skin back out where it belonged, and since then it has done extremly well. He prescribed some antibiotics to handle the infection, and I think they helped the healing process immensely. However, the infection is still present and I'm sure more antibiotics are necessary, and possibly even stronger doses at that.
As I said, I'm scheduled to have the nail removed at 4:30 this afternoon, but I think I'm going to try and get out of having that done. I'm going to ask the doctor to look at it and see if he's cool with not removing it. I sure as heck would be happier to not have to shell out $150 to have it done, especially since I have a car payment due in a couple days.