I ask as I'm about to lose one. On my middle toe on my left foot.
I went to a batchelor's party in the bush last night and somehow tripped and ripped off a toenail. Despite the fact that I was wearing shoes.
I have no memory of the incident - it was a sleepover batchelors at a game lodge. And I got nailed in a game of coinage. Bastards.
So I drove back today and went to hospital where the full damage under the blood and gore became clear.
Since even the root got torn out, the doctor reckons there is no chance of the nail regrowing.
I'm very fussy about feet. I find horrid toes and feet a turnoff. So I'm particularly dismayed at my impending mutilation.
The only lucky thing is that the doctor reckoned I should be in screaming agony. Yet the pain is bearable. Small mercies.