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Monday, August 11, 2014

Something I learned today doing some online research.
The shoes I had ordered and had to send back, due to the wrong size, wouldnt have been very good for me anyway.
As I was reading about shoes that work well with orthotic inserts, I read that instead of stability shoes, which I had been focusing on, I should be wearing neutral shoes.
The article said that stability shoes coupled with orthotic inserts, puts too much support on the foot from different angles and allows little to no give.
Which can in turn work against each other. Causing more stress on the foot.
I was unaware of this, so the article went on to stay that a neutral shoe would work bettr as it had less of an arch already allowing the insert to be the only arch you needed.
I dont know how true this is, it sounds right to me.
So, I have decided to try it and see.
And then I went to the doctor......One down and one more to go this week. Doctor appointments that is. Then one more in September and one more in November, shew!!
And hopefully there wont be any in betwix!
The news wasnt as dire as I had expected, I was 4 pounds less than I had anticipated and that was with my big heavy shoes on with my big heavy orthotic inserts.
I am guessing if I had weighed barefoot I would have seen at least 1 to 2 less pounds.
But it was ok.
She increased one of my blood pressure pills dosages, because once again, my bp was up.
Had blood work to test for vitamin b12.
So, we discussed my foot and she said I might have to go pick up the results at the Neurologists office myself and bring them to her, as they have a bad track record of sending them.
That is easy enough for me.
Then I went to Walmart and got some yogurt and stopped thru the drive thru for a big mcdonalds coffee. Yummmm, cant pass a mickey d's without getting a coffee.
Starbucks means nothing to me!!!

So, that is behind me for now and I can focus on the things I need to be doing. Like cleaning my house. And I am working on getting some of my beach pics copied and transferred into frames for the wall.
I found this great project online I am going to try.
You buy a poster frame and take old newspapers or, and this is even better if you can find them, old music sheets and put inside and then add over top of that a picture you like, or postcard and frame it.
I ordered some pink flamingo and dragonfly postcards online for 88 cents each and am going to make several of these for my bedroom walls.
My next project is going to be finding a mirror and making a frame with shelves and hooks on the bottom for keys and such, for the entryway. just working on the details on that.
Just trying to find little things to occupy my time and get the house in order.
I have decided if I can do nothing else, I can walk 10 to 20 minutes a day, as I walk at least that much and more when I go into the grocery stores.
So, whenever I have to go shopping, I am parking much farther away and getting my steps in as I can.
I am still unsure of walking on the track at a faster pace, I fear the numbness in my foot will cause me to misstep and twist or bend my foot and end up even worse off.
But I can work out at home, and that is where my focus is right now.
So, I wait for the tests to come back and as bad as it sounds, i am hoping they tell me its some kind of tendon or ligament or nerve that can be fixed with a simple surgical procedure, at least I will know that I have another option, other than a life time of a numb foot.
Hope everyone is having a good day.
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    You are sounding very positive today, and that's great!
    2266 days ago
  • GORDON66
    I wore orthotics in motion control shoes with no problems. The prescribing doctor should be able to give you a definitive answer.

    It sounds like you've made some terrific plans for interesting projects. Have fun!!!
    2267 days ago
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