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They say that the longest journey begins with a single step

July 15, 2013

By Matthew E. Milliken
MEMwrites.wordpress.com
July 15, 2013

They say admitting you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery. So here goes:

My name is Matthew E. Milliken, and I have toenail fungus.

(OK, so maybe they don’t say “admitting you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery” about toenail fungus. Please bear with me anyway, folks.)

Normally, toenail fungus is one of various frailties, failings and shortcomings that I simply keep to myself. But something happened the other week that prompted this confession.

There are various ways to fight and control — although sadly not to eradicate — toenail fungus. If memory serves, the therapies that can be brought to bear on disfigured toenails include pills, ointments, injections and even lasers. Read the rest of this entry »

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