Warning: If you have a weak stomach, and stuff grosses you out, don't read or look any further! And please don't tell me I didn't warn you!
This post is not for the weak. Out of nowhere, Ginger got a huge planter's wart underneath her heel. We started treating it about a month ago. Once in a while a layer of skin would peel off, where we had applied the medicine. The wart was strong, and didn't budge. Until today. Another layer of skin was peeling off, and I could tell that the wart was attached to it. So I pulled, and pulled again, and again. Finally a big chunk of the wart came off. Unfortunately I made my sweet Ginger cry. I guess it wasn't quite ready to come out....
The part that came out looked super crazy. There were these tentacles like spikes that drove into the deep part of the flesh. Some of the tentacles didn't come out with the wart, so I applied some more medicine, and hopefully those parts will come out soon too.
I was just so fascinated with how gross this thing was, that I wanted to have a closer look. With no magnifying glass, but with a camera and a macro lens, the best solution was a close-up picture. You can kind of see the tentacles that each individually were "hammered" into her foot.
Now for the most disturbing part of the story. After I took the picture, I sat back down on the couch, and when I glanced over to the table, the wart was gone! I must have brushed up against it when I turned around with my blanket or something.... I was so freaked out about not being able to find it, that I got the vacuum out and vacuumed the whole living room. I can't imagine accidentally touching that thing, or even stepping on it. Yuck.
4 weeks ago