UGH! Yesterday I closed the car door on my thumb. I don't know how i managed to get it out it all happened so quickly! It was sheer agony & I thought that I was going to pass out! I didn't sleep last night with the pain & today it is throbbing & horribly swollen. Of course the nail now is almost completely black. The ironic thing is that last September I was feeding the dog some titbit & he was so anxious that he snapped & bit my other thumb instead of the food LOL I had a horrible purple mark on my nail just until a few weeks ago when it grew out. Only this week I said to my daughter "Thank goodness it is all gone now I can go back to my French manicure instead of dark nail varnish" & lo & behold this happens. Am I now faced with another 7 months of heavy nail polish or does anyone have any experience of getting rid of nail bruising quickly????? Probably a stupid question but worth a try I cannot face another 7 months with an ugly nail!