A new phenomenon is happening. A thin remnant of the original splinter seems to be stuck within my nail (it is within the highlighted circle). I consulted a specialist. She told me that it must have remained embedded in the nail bed and grown into the new nail. The pain from this is electrifying. I sit up all night squeezing my finger and lapping on a brew of codeine and single malt liquor. My knuckles are now also beginning to swell as the infection proceeds down my digit.