Do You Cut Your Own Toe Nails?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    I had mine cut this morning by a Podiatrist that comes to our facility on a regular basis. It's all part of the services provided. I would cut or injure my toes if I tried doing it myself. As we age, toe nail cutting becomes more difficult and even dangerous.
     
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    Yes, I cut my own toenails, file them, polish them. :D
     
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    Yep! Not a problem (yet). Our friend Gary in Indiana, a few years older than I, can no longer put on his socks; his wife aids him in this. I suppose nail-cutting also.
    Frank
     
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    Yep, cut our own toe nails and finger nails. My wife paints her finger nails as well.
     
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    I am beginning to appreciate the difficulty, but I haven't severed a toe yet.
     
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    Very carefully, with good light and a mirror, after a hot shower.
     
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    yes i still cut my own toenails
     
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    The worst thing is if one isn't totally smooth and you realize it in the middle of the night as it snags on the sheet. :D
     
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    Yes, I do my own after a shower or foot soak. The foot soak is when I can enjoy reading or a movie -- my alone time.
     
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  12. Lon Tanner

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    I have sliced a sheet or two with a very sharp toe nail that needed cutting. I even cut the other leg and caused a slight bleed.
    That would sure be tough on a bed partner if I had one.
     
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    @Bess Barber
    My snags occur pulling on my socks. That reveals the sharp corners and I proceed to bite them off!
    Frank
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    Your other leg was your partner! :rolleyes:
    Frank
     
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    I suppose a time comes when you can't get down there. It's bad enough being old without the indignity of having to pay someone to attend to your personal grooming!
    I must make a point of keeping myself flexible enough to still do mine.
     
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    Sure I cut my own toenails!

    But the problem is, I have to use a fingernail clipper because I can't find a toenail clipper!

    Hal
     
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