So l've smashed my thumb... in a car door of all things, because some how I move too slow while closing my own door! Who else has smashed their thumb? It hurt alright but at least it only hurts when touched or when I try to use my thumb. I wish the point of impact could have been just 1/4 in or like 1/2 inches closer to the tip of my finger. I'd be glad to have broke off the whole tip vs having the current damage. The base of the nail is so swollen I'm afraid it will fall off and be forever marred. I have an odd attachment to my nails. When they are cleaned up, even, and buffed, some think they are fake. But now I might have a bad nail. Oh well... too late and it could have been worse. Guess it could have been a lot worse. What's your story? Did it result in a lost nail? Did it come back? Is it the same now that it's back? Is there any hope of being able to get half inch long nails again?!?! Left is the damaged one, right is my my normal one.