Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Couple of Things

I saw another blue circle in the wild:

It was part of a bike rack. Actually, sort of cool that it was incorporated as part of a larger whole, just as we are.

New step record:

Actually. a couple of strolls around the block would have bumped it up to 27000, but we'll save it for another day.

I've been having a problem with my big toe:

The podiatrist said it was bruising from walking too much in ill-fitting shoes (at that point I was still on blood thinners). I asked my primary about it today and he concurred. But I am worried. I've always jumped on symptoms, and have a bad feeling about this. I am going to have the kidney doc look at it too. (There are 3 people on my dialysis shift who have amputations; one recently died.)

No snow here yet. A year ago we have something like 10 inches, so I'm sure we'll get it sooner or later.


Colleen said...

Can you get new shoes???
Yes, please take care of those "piggies."

Zazzy said...

Congratulations on the many, many steps! And take care of those feet. What about diabetic shoes?

Pearlsa said...

Wow 27,000 steps congratulations. Take care of your big toe sis.

Scott S said...

Well, you big toe does look bad, but believe it or not, I've seen worse in people with diabetes and they've recovered nicely. Personally, I've always been skeptical of claims for "diabetic" shoes, socks and the like. Comfortable shoes need not be for people with diabetes specifically. Shop for shoes that feel comfortable, not necessarily look great. You can do yourself a huge favor and shop for shoes WITHOUT a female (or, much as I hate to acknowledge it, a gay male) friend. You might find your shoe priorities and the criteria for what constitutes a good shoe are different with a man rather than a woman. Shop for comfort, rather than looks, and your shoe-buying habits might be a bit different! You owe it to yourself!

Kim said...

I feel badly that I haven't been to your blog in a long old time - I wanted to say "hi!", and that I hope life is treating you extremely well. Ouchie, that toe! :(

Kelly Booth said...

I am way behind in reading blogs. I am sorry about your toe. I hope it is doing OK. I agree with Scott about the diabetic shoes. The doctor that did my foot reconstruction surgery never suggested diabetic shoes to me. I currently see a doctor that specializes in wounds and sees a lot of diabetic patients. He has never suggested diabetic shoes either. I am currently wearing SAS shoes & I love them - they are super comfy.

Misskitka from TU said...


I am Misskitka (my cat friend) and don from TU. I have worn Etonic walking shoes for the last 10 years after a similar scare with my toes. They are, for me, very expensive shoes at nearly $150 a pair but have been very good for me as my feet have been good since. I have been unemployable for 14 years due to ultradian bipolar so costs are always an issue. Mind you I only walk about a mile a week. I have been type one since 1959, so 52 years this last summer with no complications so far, and my fingers are crossed all the time.

If there is anything I can do to help you I would, just say the word. I have not seen an endo since 1969 and my family doctors never interfere with either diabetes or bipolar and I am still here and healthy so I must be doing things right. I inject animal (pork) insulin and swallow the very old (mid 1800s) and well proven mood stabilizer lithium every day. Call me a Luddite, but it works well.

Yours truly,

Please ask anything at all. I am willing to do anything for you.