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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Weird, Ugly Toes - Final Chapter

I started to use Chapter Two in the title, but I didn't want readers to think OMG, how many chapters is she going to write about this?! 

So.....I've had ugly toes all my life, as well as flat feet! Sometimes I wonder how my little Size 6 feet manage to carry around my not-exactly-petite weight. Sometimes I put arch-supports in my shoes, if they'll fit inside them, which usually doesn't happen.

You know how "normal" footprints leave a shape like this:

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Mine leave a "sort of" foot-shaped blob, with weird toe indentations, kind of like this:

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Now, the reason for writing about my toes/feet. Since I'm so short, many times my feet don't touch the floor when I sit. It all depends on the kind of chair, the height of the chair, and how far back I sit, etc. When I'm at my desk, using my laptop, I'm sitting on a wooden kitchen chair. The most comfortable position is to rest my feet on the horizontal wooden bar underneath the seat. I almost always have on some kind of shoes. This summer it's usually sandals. But Saturday night, I sat here for hours, typing away on my memoir, in my bare feet. I must've curled my already curly toes around the wooden bar and there they stayed for those hours. When I got up, pushing my chair back, I had excruciating pain in the second to the last toe on my left foot. At first I thought it was a charlie horse, but it didn't go away and the more I walked on it, the worse it felt. I have no idea exactly what the problem is, but I'm still limping around today, and I need to do some errands. Anyone have any ideas??  

I apologize if my readers had wild ideas about the podiatrist and me, and wanted to read all about it, because nothing happened, other than him giving me a prescription (which worked really well), AND him telling me that I "could have surgery to get those fixed" if I wanted to. I've considered it off and on for years, but until I can't walk or stand correctly anymore, I won't have it done. And besides, if I was going to spend a lot of money on any kind of cosmetic surgery, I'd begin with my face! 









"It's just my imagination. Some people have flat feet. Some people have dandruff. I have this appalling imagination..."  actor Tom Ewell, as Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch.

11 comments:

  1. Ouch. Much sympathy. I do sometimes get muscle spasms in my feet/legs/arms/bladder. If the spasms are particularly vile it can feel as if the part in question is badly bruised and it can hurt for a few days. Not a doctor though (much cheaper than one for starters). If it continues it might be worth seeing your medico.

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  2. EC, thanks so much for the info. Yes, my toe feels badly bruised, yet there is no coloring on it. I'll let you know later if I'm still hobbling around!

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  3. It's amazing how much we take for granted... just recently had to deal with not being able to walk without it hurting, so I feel your pain. Now that I'm actually exercising, that seems to help.

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  4. Like Lynn, I too have had pain with walking...like you, not sure what happened. Sudden pain in foot, slightly better now but it has been two months!

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  5. Ouch! I've got ok toes but bad arches! Feet are a pain when they hurt! hugs, Linda

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  6. I wonder what happened? Maybe it went to sleep and then you hurt it when you stood up somehow.

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  7. That's exactly what I told my dentist! haha

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  8. My husband has... ummm... arch challenged feet, too.

    He's had to get some supports made for his shoes at the foot doctor.

    He says things feel a lot better now.

    They do some kind of stride diagnosis and then made these hard rubber things for his shoes.

    I hope your feet feel better!

    That seems like a hard thing to deal with!

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  9. I was coming by to say hello and got your toes! lol sandie

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  10. You are so unique!

    When my sister was ten, I told her she had boy toes. She cried. Then she held a grudge. I couldn't help it. She really did have boy toes. She had no business wearing those strappy silver sandals. With boy toes.

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  11. I thought you were going to say that you had surgery and got them fixed.

    Might be worth considering if they are starting to cause you problems.

    =)

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