Clipped off toe causes problems

Aasmund Ryningen
3 min readMay 27, 2020


Yesterday I went to sleep at about midnight or so.

Usually, I do my best to get 8 hours of sleep. I put my alarm on 7:15 AM because I needed to get up early and do some stuff. Usually, I wake up at around half an hour or so before the alarm goes off. That time is the worst. It’s like I’m laying in bed, knowing that the alarm will go off, but I’m too lazy to actually gather the strength to get up. Now, I really had to get up at 7:15 AM the latest, there was no question, so I just had to suck it up.

I believe I slept around six hours or so in total this night. That is, if you substitute the time I used to sleep, the time when I woke up during the middle of the night and had to go use the restroom and so on.

In all, I’d say I got an average night’s sleep.

Could have been better.

But certainly way worse.

Just look at the quote below. It’s an excerpt from a post in a forum about a poor fella who couldn’t sleep at night.

‘Hi everyone. I joined this group for my dad (he does not have _______). He has nerve damage in his foot from getting his toe ripped off and reattached while in football when he was younger.

He has really painful shocks in his foot mostly at night. He’s had a surgery to remove the nerve and that failed. He’s on gabapentin but that doesn’t help much.

He’s in so much pain and is only getting a few hours of sleep most nights. Does anyone have any suggestions on surgeries he could try? Is it possible to cauterize the nerve or have the ablation treatment? Any ideas are welcome. Thank you.’

I bet you this fella is doing absolutely terrible.

Not only did he have to undergo some painful surgery when he was younger due to the football thing, but his medication doesn’t work either. Can you imagine not only the pain he must be in, but also the stress?

Yes, that’s right.


Like in the feeling that literally paralyzes you, that makes you frightened, worried, anxious, nervous and down right angry.

The killer of all joy.

I’ll bet you that not only is this fella doing absolutely terrible at night. He’s void of all joy, all happiness and the will to live. What’s the purpose of being alive if you cannot properly recover at night? How would your life have been if you not only couldn’t sleep at night, but you also found yourself in immense pain. In a limb that did you no good, that you’d do everything in your life for to heal.

Maybe so much as to even give away another limb?

Maybe, just maybe.

Look, I cannot read this person’s mind. Obviously you cannot either. So this is just pure speculation on my part, but experiencing electric shocks at night, while trying to sleep and being in intense pain is the recipe of having a horrible life.

Pure and simple.

I’ll just end by saying that CBD oil has worked for a ton of people who have had various related pain issues. Both in their hands and their feet.

Whaddaya say, worth tryin’, perhaps?