Do NOT Read While Eating!

>> Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Scroll down 2 posts. See that blister? That photo was taken just after finishing my morning run on Saturday. By Saturday night, there was SO MUCH PRESSURE in that bugger, that I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to perform a slight medical procedure on my foot.

Here’s the painful culprit about to be lanced:

I hacked at it with the point of a little scissors. But after 6-8 chucks were removed, I hadn’t gotten to the juice; I had only gotten part way through the callus over the blister:

Notice some chucks in the lower left.

I knew what I had to do.

I had to go in FULL FORCE.

I took the tip of the scissors...

I braced myself...

And I stabbed that little sucker HARD.

There was some Good News and some Bad News.

The good news: I did NOT get “blister juice” all over the bathroom...

The bad news: ...because it all landed on my face.

I swear on all that is holy that the above photo was NOT staged. That little sucker squirted me right across my face, directly over my glasses. A weaker man would have puked. I just grinned in disbelieve. “Wow, that DID just happen...”

I wiped up the mess and drained the blister:

It felt SO much better, and I woke up the next day feeling GREAT!

Anyone need a doctor?

(p.s. 6 pm. Tonight. Metrodome. Run with me.)


trigirl82 12:22 AM, December 16, 2008  

Ewwwwww!!! I just threw up in my mouth. That's disgusting. Why not use a needle or something? Ouch! At least you relieved the pressure... :-p

Sarah 12:30 AM, December 16, 2008  

That is AWESOME!!! I love stuff like that for some reason. I'm glad you shared!

C 12:37 AM, December 16, 2008  

Admit it, you loved popping your pimples as a kid, didn't you?

The Bear Cub Bakery 12:44 AM, December 16, 2008  

1) Is it worse that you actually post this, or that I enjoy reading it? Haha.

2) Or is it worse that I do the same thing?

3) Needles work well. Smaller hole from insertion.

LHE 12:51 AM, December 16, 2008  

You should shave your toes.

Julianne 1:40 AM, December 16, 2008  

Ewwwww! That is so disgusting. You know how pictures are worth a 1000 words? Yours are always worth at least 100,000!!! Haha. And your pictures are so damn clear. What camera do you use???

Ryan 6:29 AM, December 16, 2008  

Holy Crap.

Yeah the blister stuff is a little off, but....

how long are your toe hairs?

Those could be used to build rope bridges in South America.

Anonymous,  7:01 AM, December 16, 2008  

Admit it, at least SOME of that juice landed in your mouth, right?

So what does blister juice taste like? I imagine it being very salty.

joyRuN 7:11 AM, December 16, 2008  

Alright. First I was too distracted by the sight of a monkey on your big toe that I missed the blister altogether.

THEN, I see blister juice that found its way onto your glasses.

I'm done with breakfast.

Renee 7:12 AM, December 16, 2008  

You should have made the title: Do NOT Read if You Plan on Eating EVER Again!

Anonymous,  7:28 AM, December 16, 2008  

Doesn't the relief of popping a blister feel great? But seriously dude, that is gross. Really disturbring. :)

331 Miles 7:36 AM, December 16, 2008  

Why are people so freaked out about a little body hair? But will pay to have surgery to replace hair in one specific place -- the top of their head? Strange.

Regardless -- those ARE some extra long toe hairs. Wear them with pride.

Marlene 7:45 AM, December 16, 2008  

In all fairness, you did warn us... but EW!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg 7:47 AM, December 16, 2008  

Man, that was almost like a porn scene.

You're exploiting that toe! You should be ashamed.

Charlotte 7:48 AM, December 16, 2008  

Just... wow. I haven't even had breakfast yet. I can't believe the amount of stuff that came out of that! It almost makes me want to get a blister so I can lance it to see. Also - next time Pharmie shaves your back, let her do your toes too!

Unknown 7:50 AM, December 16, 2008  

The picture of the glasses is priceless. That is awesome. Now I wont eat the rest of the day. I called you out on my blog again. Just thought you should be aware.

Missy 8:47 AM, December 16, 2008  

At least you had glasses on! How do you explain the blister juice to the eye to the doctor at the walk-in clinic...I'm blinded by blister juice?

X-Country2 9:00 AM, December 16, 2008  

I have such a love/hate relationship with the internet.

Borsch 9:13 AM, December 16, 2008  

Have fun at the Dome...I won't make it out of work to meet you in time.

Kim 9:41 AM, December 16, 2008  

youre a sick sick man.

Alili 9:59 AM, December 16, 2008  

I think I just threw up in my mouth.

K 10:38 AM, December 16, 2008  

Your feet look like a hobbit's.
Shave the foot hair, wookie.

Unknown 11:41 AM, December 16, 2008  

Well, therein lies the reason some of us nurses wear glasses or face shields for wound care.
I should probably advise you to leave an intact blister alone, but I can't keep from hacking at my own, so I will leave that one alone.
Inquiring minds DO want to know why the "blister juice" on your glasses looks purple when it should be a nice clear serous fluid? Did you stain it with grape koolaid for dramatic effect??

Amy - the gazelle 11:50 AM, December 16, 2008  

I'm not sure that "Run Fatboy Run" was supposed to be your role model for foot care.

Gotta Run..... 11:52 AM, December 16, 2008  

Just wait until you cut the dead skin off. I gross my family out when I try showing them.


MissAllycat 11:59 AM, December 16, 2008  

Dude, the toe hair is more distressing than the blister juice. :)

M*J*C 12:04 PM, December 16, 2008  

WOWOWOW!!! I am totally going to request that they let you in the O.R. when it's time for my ankle surgery! Great Job Dr. Speedo!

Unknown 12:20 PM, December 16, 2008  

Hmmm.. ahem.. hmm.. this is lovely ! I have to admit this is the first time I have visit your blog and needless to say that I was quite impressed with the first post. (I just had lunch awhile ago.)

I am now haunted with my own memories of my first powerful zit I ever had when I was 13 years old. The projectile erupted with a speed of 100+ mph right onto the mirror.

Do I need to go any further?

Michelle 12:29 PM, December 16, 2008  

Dude, you need to set up a little booth saying The doctor is in!!! Then procede to pop each and every blister that comes your way!!! It can be a very rewarding experience!!!

I would let you pop my .........

Yeah, i'll leave that one alone!!!

Emily 1:39 PM, December 16, 2008  

I am literally gagging right now. I love my own blisters, but after being up close and personal w/another's....I only want to love my own.

Gross! (And by gross I mean great.)

tfh 2:11 PM, December 16, 2008  

SICK! The glasses photo is especially classic.

ShirleyPerly 2:29 PM, December 16, 2008  

Actually, I thought the hair on your toe was more gross than the blister until I saw the glasses. You must be quite flexible to get that close to your foot! 3:58 PM, December 16, 2008  

Have you ever popped a pimple and it squirts onto the mirror? That is very gratifying as well :-)

Bill 5:44 PM, December 16, 2008  


Thank you so much for that, Steve.

Freakin' hilarious.

MtngirlinCali 5:47 PM, December 16, 2008  

Oh my.....I guess I've found out how to lose the weight from my cruise....just open this particular blog entry and stare for 5 minutes. No more hunger. Ever. ;)

Darcy Franklin 6:05 PM, December 16, 2008  

I had to do 90 pull ups at crossfit today. Needless to say the blisters I had on my hands after 57 pull-ups turned into raw, bloody, boo boos. But that's crossfit.

Carly 6:21 PM, December 16, 2008  

Wow. It was like a train wreck, I couldn't help but stare. I am glad you got relief.

Melissa 6:33 PM, December 16, 2008  

That just so totally grossed me out. Thanks so much!!

t-odd 9:18 PM, December 16, 2008  

Life imitates art. See "Run, Fatboy, Run." Real life is WAY grosser.

Fizzgig 8:09 AM, December 17, 2008  

blisters suck. ive gotten one in the same spot so many times now its a callous and im proud of it.

euwwwwww in the face. thats nasty!

CoachLiz 8:22 AM, December 17, 2008  

LOL! Totally Cool and Totally Nasty at the same time.

Keep up the good gross outs for us.

t-odd 9:41 AM, December 17, 2008  

Dude - you have THE hairiest toes I have ever seen. (This, from a guy with hairy toes.) Stay warm!

Bill Carter 10:24 AM, December 17, 2008  

Hi Steve

That could be my foot as I've had a few of those.

Have a great holiday.

Jill Ann 8:59 PM, December 17, 2008  

Your feet look horrible. I think you need to go to the local running store and get fit for Superfeet over the counter orthotics. This way, you would not get so many darned blisters! Ugh...

I thought this actually way back when you had that cat toe in you're shoe...seriously. You should not be getting so many blisters...and callouses.!!

Go to the nearest Fleet Feet ASAP...or someone just as good.

Denise 1:32 PM, December 19, 2008  

OMG! I LOVE it!! I also post pics of my blisters...but thankfully none of them exploded on my face! That's gross!

Anonymous,  6:36 PM, December 20, 2008  

Ok, that is S-I-C-K! But I love it! Your blister juice splashed onto your glasses, my god, this stuff can't be made up, only YOU! Only YOU! Ha!

Jeff 10:07 AM, December 28, 2008  

Dude, you are the KING of too much information.

Since you brought it up, my Mrs. loves to pop a good back pimple. Always able to puss her in the face. Yeah, TMI, I know, but you started it!

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