Re: tiny piece of glass in my foot
I don't want to gross anyone out, but I have got a similar story. It happened to one of my college professors. She said that she was walking around her house barefoot, and there was a toothpick that got caught in her carpet and was standing straight up. She didn't see it and she stepped on it and it went all the way into her foot. She pulled out what she could, and thought that she had gotten it all. (She got about half of it, and thought that she had probably just stepped on half of a toothpick.) She's a teacher and was on her feet all day. Later that day she was having pain and went to the hospital. They didn't see anything on the x-ray. (does wood show up on an x-ray?) So they just cleaned it for her as best they could and sent her home. She felt better and didn't think about it anymore. A few months later she had really bad pain in the top of her foot. She took off her shoe and there was the other half of the toothpick, sticking out of the top of her foot. My skin is crawling just thinking about it! She said that she called a surgeon friend of hers who met her at the office and removed the rest of it! I'll never walk barefoot again after hearing that! That totally grosses me out!