Thursday, July 23, 2009

Juror #6

I can now say that I have both served on a jury and had part of a toenail pulled out and the former is much to be preferred.

Much to my surprise, I was actually seated on a jury, sworn in and instructed in the law yesterday (criminal case). This morning, we heard opening arguments, two 911 calls and three witnesses. This afternoon, a fourth witness testified and then the jury was dismissed for a short break while the bailiff worked to get another audio CD of more 911 calls up and playing. During that time, the prosecutor and defense attorney agreed on a plea bargain and the judge accepted it. The jury was dismissed, and I got to be part of our justice system, got a short break from work, and had lunch with my mom twice in two days. For $5 in parking costs and $2 in beverages, that's a bargain!

Late this afternoon, I saw a podiatrist for the first time. I've had ingrown nails on my big toes for ages, but they've started to get bad recently. After talking with Scarecrow last week, I decided to bite the bullet and look into having them permanently fixed. When I saw the doc, he discovered that my right nail was infected, so he numbed my toe, trimmed out what he could and gave me a prescription for an antibiotic. I have an appointment next Thursday to check on how it's healing, and then hopefully I can schedule the procedure. Sadly, it means three to six weeks of no baths, no water-walking, no closed-toe shoes and no toenail polish. Still, now that I've got my courage up, I want to get this over with.

9 comments:

Sherri said...

Poor toe!

At least clearing the infection is good. Might be causing some of the other annoyances, an infection might.

Romantic Heretic said...

Well, shucks.

But good you got that in time. *HUGS*

Becs said...

I used to do home surgery on my ingrown nails. I'm not that bendy any more, so I had the toe fixed so that part of the nail doesn't grow anymore.

Good luck!

The Mad Tatter said...

I got called to do my civic duty, too. I'll be reporting for jury duty on August 5. Yippee.

Ugh...ingrowns...Due to my very wide feet and the lack of very wide shoes in my very large shoe size, I have had repeated problems with ingrown toenails. Hopefully it heals fast and you can get back in the water soon!

Jammies said...

Sherri, it might, but I don't think so--I'm almost done with my antibiotic and still sleepy all the time, lol.

Rob, yes. *hugs*

Becs, I used to do the home surgery myself, but either the toenail has gotten worse or my pain tolerance has decreased, so I decided it's time to let a real doctor tackle it.

MT! *pounce* Miss you. I'll think of you next week, and hope to hear some good stories.

Mike S said...

Ok i gots a question: with what Flannel Jammies does for a living, how could you be picked as a juror? I have an uncle who is a retired cop, and i couldn't get picked on a jury to save my life (& i would like to do it at least once - out of curiosity 0 but i would be afraid i would end up more like Edith Bunker then Henry Fonda).

Jammies said...

Mike, nobody asked if I was related to any lawyers!

Mike S said...

Must be an Ohio thing....

Jammies said...

I think it's a "desperate for jurors" thing. Even lawyers have to report for jury duty nowadays.