Wart Warfare

October 7, 2012 | My Jottings

For your viewing pleasure, below you’ll find a collage of delightful and inspiring photographs, taken about a week ago.

1.  The first picture is of the bottom of my (obviously needing some moisturizer) right foot, and the plantar wart that has plagued me since late May. Every step felt like I had a small thumb tack stuck right between my heel and arch.

2.  Next is the ominous looking building where I went to have my wart-ectomy. Up until now this downtown building always looked fine to me. On the day of my surgery it looked terribly foreboding, and this music was playing in my head.

3.  There’s the empty chair in the podiatrist’s office, right before I sat on it and started silently praying.

4.  Next is the picture that hung on the wall in the room where I sat in the chair where I was silently praying. If you click to enlarge the collage, you can see that the expression on the face of the little fox (or whatever he is) is identical to the expression on my face when my doctor injected the numbing medicine right into my wart.

5.  The next picture shows my legs and feet while I was waiting for the doctor to return to the room with the giant hypodermic syringe. I had a small towel at the ready so I could cover my face in case I needed to do The Silent Scream.

6.  Next you can see the bottom of my foot, right after it had been disinfected and injected. A drop of blood trickled in honor of The Silent Scream I did when the needle went in.

7.  Behold, the crater created on the bottom of my right foot after the wart was scooped out.

8.  Hello, Dr. Nipp! Is that name appropriate or what? She is wrapping my foot up now that the surgery is complete.

9.  The underside of the viral offender that I am so pleased to be rid of.  When I left the office I had to hobble a bit since my foot was so thickly wrapped, but this music was playing inside my head.

Now I’m hoping that my body’s immune system stops sleeping on the job, and takes care of the virus that caused the wart.

I’m still soaking my foot in water laced with antibiotic soap twice a day, still wearing a special padded bandage, still limping a tiny bit. But oh, I’m so relieved to have it over with!

Thank God.

And thank you to anyone who prayed for me.

I hope to remain yours and wartless,


  1. Roberta says:

    Hooray! Wartless in Duluth!

    The manner in which you recounted this epic event, and the illustrative details were hilarious!

  2. Just Julie says:

    Why thank you Roberta! I’m happy to have brought a chuckle to you today. 🙂 xxoo

  3. Sue says:

    So, So thankful that it is over and went well. Results to be determined…

  4. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Sue! I am anxious to hear about your results…. Xxoo

  5. Christy says:

    Julie, you are so serious and somber……said no one EVER !!

  6. Just Julie says:

    Hahaha Christy! I can be very serious! I’ll have to practice so you can see firsthand next time you’re in MN! Xxoo

  7. Ember says:

    Well done!

  8. Just Julie says:


  9. Tauni says:

    Looks like you did quite well with it all! XXOO

  10. Just Julie says:

    So far so good Taun! Thank you…. xxoo

  11. Ginny says:

    I feel so bad that I did not know you went through this!!!! I could have offered tons of whiny sympathy! ANY proceedure done within the walls of ANY hospital on ANY part of ANYthing needs support, prayer and sympathy! I expect it and I will supply it…….. You are SO brave!
    The Biggest Baby in the World

  12. Just Julie says:

    You always make me laugh! And Biggest Baby is not how I would describe you, not by a long shot. You don’t want to hear Part 2 of the wart story. Maybe I’ll tell it here soon. LY Gin!

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