Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Did I mention…

My feet?

Well I’m going to, as this is my moaning place, and my feet often cause me to moan - and I don't mean in a good way!

I think my problems started last summer, and I think it may have coincided with me putting on weight - which I still have – but am working on.

At first it was just like the normal ‘long day’ foot ache, except it was happening on days when I hadn’t been doing a lot of walking. On days when I did walk a lot, by evening I could barely stumble across the room. And it was just as bad when I awoke in the mornings, sometimes worse.

In fact the only time my feet didn’t/don’t hurt is when I’ve ‘got going’ – and I MUSTN’T stop; as when I do stop, back comes the pain, twofold.

It only took me until Christmas (and our then impending holiday) to realise this wasn’t going to go away on its own. So I went to the doc, who sent me to another doc who specialises in feet.

I was there all of ten minutes. He had me walking up and down his hall, and looked at my feet (didn’t even touch them! Which was a bloody shame as a foot rub has become one of my all time favourite things! And for what he charged, you’d think he could have…)

Turns out I’ve got some sort of fallen arches thing, and I bruise my feet with every step, this in turn produces some sort of protective build up of fluid, which happens every time I stop walking, and so when I start walking again my feet scream at all the nerves. Or something like that, whatever it is – IT BLOODY HURTS.

But not to worry, as he gave me some arch supports (which make me feel like an old lady!) and for a while these have helped. But even with these supports, my feet are now, AGAIN, worse than ever (and I do wear my granny supports all the time, and never walk around in bare feet any more)

Today I even tried wearing boots with heals (yes I know I just said I wear the supports ALL the time, but today was the first day I didn’t, as I couldn’t get them in the boots with my poor swollen feet) in the hope that raising my heals might provide some relief.

Well, as you can tell by the simple fact that you’re reading this, my bright idea didn’t work, and I’m not even sure I’ll be able to get these boots off as they now feel ridiculously tight.

Anyways I’m not to tell you about my big toe nails, as you might be eating, but it’s safe to say they’re paying a price for whatever is wrong.

This is daft, I hate it. I’m only middle aged! Dear heavens what will my feet be like in thirty years?

Don’t answer that!

P.s. the doc dismissed my idea that my weight was playing a part in this – said I wasn’t overweight by medical standards – at least that cheered me up! Though I still think it is partly to blame – maybe my feet just aren’t used to this much pressure ;)


Blogger rdl said...

oh you poor dear. have u tried elevating them? but then that would require resting, which i don't think you're very good at, but maybe you must try. and how bout a fluid pill??
man yr. problems seem much easier to solve than mine. hope you're better soon.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 2:00:00 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Your heels will never heal if you don't spell them right.

As one pedant to another.

Sorry about the pain. I'm barely middle-aged (!) and yet my medical problems are stopping me working, and making me feel like a pensioner.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 8:08:00 am  
Blogger MarkD60 said...

I hope you find a solution. I have bad feet too, I always wear boots when they hurt. I have a pair that are a little tight and once my foot is in there, it can't move. I just go stomping around with clubfeet!
Hope you find something that works!

Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:44:00 am  
Blogger rdl said...

was just wondering how you and yr. falling arches are??

Saturday, April 12, 2008 1:43:00 am  
Blogger rdl said...

can't believe it's been 6 months since yr. last post!!
miss you!!

Monday, September 15, 2008 1:25:00 am  
Blogger MarkD60 said...

Are you ever going to post again?
Millions of readers want to know!

Monday, September 15, 2008 11:11:00 am  

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