lower body

Ode to My Right Big Toe

Dear right big toe,

I’ve enjoyed your company for the past 22 years. I know we’ve had our ups and downs – me trying to stuff you into cute shoes, despite your stubbornness to disagree, running you into anything and everything in the house… Now that you have been numb for a week, I miss how things used to be. Now when I run into things, I just feel a tingly scratch.

I can feel pressure, and I can feel whether the things I touch are soft, pokey, hard, etc… But I cannot truly feel texture.

Why are you numb? This bump on your lowest knuckle? This RA nodule, it is separating me from you, isn’t it?

I hope this nodule goes away. I can’t stand the thought of this tingly feeling lasting for the rest of my klutzy life.

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