Thank you for the response Marti!
When the nail was removed there was a funny indent in the bed and there seemed to be a jelly inside. The doctor never made any comment on it. I do not know if there was anything abnormal with the nail itself...wasn't in the looking mood at the time
Only the nail itself is really sore. When pressing down or if I use the nail to lift or grab something it is also very tender. There are no other tender spots on the thumb itself or cuticle so much as a general ache over all. The line coming up starts from the middle of the moon and goes to the tip smack dab in the middle of the nail. It is clear about half way then goes white with a red/pink streak in the middle. I'm thinking a dermatologist is the way to go.....she only comes around every 4-6 months and loves to order every test known to man but at least she doesn't miss anything. Gotta love small towns. If you have any other thoughts I would love to hear them.