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I'm Really Mad at My Feet

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

I have spent the last couple of days hobbling around because every step is so painful. I have been forced to accept the fact that, no matter how great the rest of my body feels when I run, my feet just won't allow it. I hate them.

It will take another couple of days to be fully pain free, but then I'll try walking and see if concentrated walking makes them hurt. If not, then I'll start a serious walking workout. If it does, I'll consider amputation. (Just kidding! I'll look into biking.)

I'm really surprised at how angry I am about this. When I stood up this morning and was almost doubled over in pain, I was more angry than hurt. How dare my feet sabotage me like this!!!

Not rational, I know. I'm just reporting my feelings. My mom says this is what getting old is like - your body just quits doing things it always used to be able to do. I'm a little afraid that this is the start of the process, and I'm not ready to be old!

(Note - I work in health care - hospice, long term rehab, care centers. I'm not ready to be decrepit; I'm perfectly ready to be more than 50 years old.)
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    Thanks for this! It does motivate me!
    2065 days ago
  • SUNSHINE6442
    The symptoms of diabetic neuropathy where the nerves are being affected can be the cause of pain. It can also cause the muscles of the feet to work improperly, leading to misalignment of the foot that can put pressure on certain areas of the foot and even the knees and ankles.

    When I recommended walking to you, maybe brisk walking is better. Swimming is another, yoga...those low impact exercises. Don't hate your feet...take care of them!
    Make sure to keep you blood sugar in control.

    Try to get up every half hour and walk around for 2 minutes all day long ...it helps!

    here is an article that might interest you and help you


    Hope you feel better soon!
    2066 days ago
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