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Offline Pattidevans

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Feet!
« on: 20 March 2016, 06:58:47 PM »
We were invited to lunch by friends who live in Marazion.  It was a nice dry day so we decided to walk.  It's approx 3.5 miles, but we didn't realise part of the coastal walk is blocked off because it subsided in a recent storm.  I don't think it makes it any further to go part of the way by road, but it does mean walking on hard pavement instead of grass/softer surfaces.  By the time we were 3/4 of the way there my socks felt like sandpaper.  I took off my boots at our friends as they have beige carpet throughout.

Caught a bus from right outside their home on the way back, but it's over a mile walk back to our house from the bus station in town, a bit further if you want to avoid the really steep hill.  By the time I got home I was literally hobbling.  Just bared my feet to discover my right foot has a raw patch 2" x 1" on the ball of the foot, left foot is raw but only half the size.  Arghhh.,... that will put paid to more exercise this week!
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Re: Feet!
« Reply #1 on: 20 March 2016, 10:37:39 PM »
Owww! - and it's not like you don't walk, otherwise, is it?

Bio or Vit E oil?
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Re: Feet!
« Reply #2 on: 20 March 2016, 11:51:34 PM »
I think it's the boots I was wearing, now I recall I had the same prob with the same "smart" navy boots last spring!  Methinks they are for posing only!  I do have Bio Oil now you mention it... J can rub it in for me!
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Re: Feet!
« Reply #3 on: 21 March 2016, 12:37:51 AM »
It must be your boots, Patti, because you are so use to doing a lot of walking. 

I have several pairs of boots and shoes that I no longer wear as they make my feet sore and many of them were made to measure at the hospital.  Fortunately, I found a shop selling "Wider Fit Shoes" a couple of years ago and I now buy from them on line. They sell an 8E width fitting and the shoes are far more comfortable than the made to measure ones.  I can't walk very far though as my arches have collapsed and I have arthritis, but at least I am comfortable in them when sitting down!

I hope your raw patches recover soon, Patti.  You will just have to put your feet up until they heal and be waited on hand and foot.   :)   
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Re: Feet!
« Reply #4 on: 21 March 2016, 06:49:39 AM »
that does not sound very nice at all Patti  :eek:
but you know what to do and will be very sensible !!
hope they recover very quickly !
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Re: Feet!
« Reply #5 on: 21 March 2016, 10:10:01 AM »
They are dry this morning, but still very tender.  I think I will get J to give me a lift to the Dr this afternoon when I go for blood tests. 


That's odd in itself, they want me for thyroid testing, as a rule I have it done with A1c twice a year and I had it in Oct.  I agree all that lot is due again in April but I'm waiting for a letter for an appointment with the Endo.
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« Reply #6 on: 21 March 2016, 01:10:27 PM »
Well one good thing is you know you nerves in your feet are working just fine, since you felt it! My old endo used to like to tell the story of a guy he treated who would get a sore on his foot repeatedly. It wasn't until his wife used his trainers one day that the nail poking into the shoe was found to be the cause. The guy literally couldn't feel the bit of the nail sticking into the shoe piercing his foot.
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« Reply #7 on: 21 March 2016, 05:03:09 PM »
Good grief - if YOU got a sore bit on your foot and hadn't a clue where it came from, isn't the very first thing you'd do is stick your mitt into said shoe and have a feel of the innards?

I'm ruddy certain I would!
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Re: Feet!
« Reply #8 on: 21 March 2016, 05:13:34 PM »
Me too!  This morning I commented to J about my feet being sore and he said "at least you can feel them!"  So grateful that I can!

Such a gorgeous day today and I really wanted a walk, but we compromised.  I put plasters on, found my thickest, softest socks, put on a pair of boots with soft rubber soles and we walked into town and had lunch in the garden of our local pub.  It's like an enclosed courtyard garden and it was so lovely and warm in the sun cos it's protected from the wind.  I then trotted off to have my bloods taken and we walked home.  My feet seem happy with this!

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Re: Feet!
« Reply #9 on: 21 March 2016, 05:40:58 PM »
Good grief - if YOU got a sore bit on your foot and hadn't a clue where it came from, isn't the very first thing you'd do is stick your mitt into said shoe and have a feel of the innards?

I'm ruddy certain I would!


Well mostly likely 99.999% do but the endo only wanted to tell the 'interesting' story of the one that didn't.
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HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: Feet!
« Reply #10 on: 24 March 2016, 09:56:12 PM »
Me too!  This morning I commented to J about my feet being sore and he said "at least you can feel them!"  So grateful that I can!

J made a good point. Sometimes we forget the priorities.
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Such a gorgeous day today and I really wanted a walk, but we compromised.  I put plasters on, found my thickest, softest socks, put on a pair of boots with soft rubber soles and we walked into town and had lunch in the garden of our local pub.  It's like an enclosed courtyard garden and it was so lovely and warm in the sun cos it's protected from the wind.  I then trotted off to have my bloods taken and we walked home.  My feet seem happy with this!

I wondered when I read your opening post about whether your choice of socks may have been just as important as your boots on the day you damaged your soles. Glad they are healing.
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Re: Feet!
« Reply #11 on: 24 March 2016, 10:58:04 PM »
Alan my socks may have contributed, but on the whole it was not a walk that I would have thought of as a hike.
Patti


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Re: Feet!
« Reply #12 on: 25 March 2016, 08:32:02 AM »
happy feet !! :)
I am sure the comedian / actor steve martin did a routine called "Happy Feet". - it was about 1975 or so I think
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
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Re: Feet!
« Reply #13 on: 25 March 2016, 03:41:33 PM »
Certainly a tap routine in 42nd Street! - was that the one where they danced on the 'dimes' ?
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Feet!
« Reply #14 on: 25 March 2016, 05:25:04 PM »
Happy feet is about penguins to me..must be a generational thing :)
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg