Hi Everyone: I've not been doing too much out of the ordinary. I have been reading your posts but just haven't had much to say.
On the subject of shoes - Peggy, I have some of those Earth Shoes that were at Walmart. It was a first for me to be able to buy shoes anywhere but some expensive shoe store, as most shoes are too wide for me. But these were a good fit, and so I bought 3 pairs, a beige, a khaki, and a blue pair. At 12.95 a pair I got three for less than I would ordinarily have to pay for one pair. I felt very fortunate. And they are very comfortable.
Trudy: Several years ago I had a problem with my left ankle. I went from Dr. to Dr. had a cortisone shot, and wore sensible shoes, but nothing seemed to help. So finally one Dr. gave me a brace that I wore inside my shoe. It had air cushions on each side that you could inflate to the right thickness. And velcro straps to hold it in place. It was about mid-calf. Whenever I had to do any walking I wore the lovely thing. I was told there was a problem with the arch muscles, because when i walk my angles pronate in. Anyway, little by little things got better, and I rarely, if ever have to use it. And I now wear all sorts of sandals, etc. But when I walk I wear my Easy Spirit walking shoes. They have really good support. Also wear those when I ride my bike. I'm sure your Dr.s will come to the right solution for you. I know it is very frustrating to have to wear clunky shoes, but I don't like pain, so do what is necessary.
Maria: I too thought that your foot surgery had solved your problems. I know that if ones feet hurt, you hurt all over. Have any of you had the problem of when you lose weight you lose it in your feet also, and it makes it harder to find shoes that fit properly?
I'm glad to hear from Trudy that Slavika's DH is doing as well as Slavika had hoped. Family is great, and they are such support when the 'chips are down' .
We are having rumblings of distant thunder again this p.m. I went to the pool this a.m. after my walk. I get so warm after walking, even tho' we do it early, that then I just go to the pool to sort of cool off. I say sort of, because the water is so warm.
DH is having physical therapy now and I think that it is really helping him. If nothing else, it gets him out and doing something. He does seem to be walking better.
We both had appointments in different places today, at the same time, so I dropped him off and then went on to mine, and picked him up afterward. Then we went to lunch at a nice seafood restaurant in the same plaza where he has his PT. I had yummy crabcakes, and isn't it great that they are low in points.
Tonight I have choir practice, so won't be able to ride my bike. That is okay, as I need a bit of a rest.
Smokey is doing well. We had her de-clawed on Tuesday, and she is now my shadow. Before this, I douldn't get her to sleep on my lap. Now whenever I get into my recliner, she is right there. Yesterday she was there all evening. So I guess she will be a lap cat after all. Have to give her two different kinds of medecine, and also she has to use special litter until her paws are healed. DH and I have a system of doing the medicine - he holds her and I put the stuff in her mouth. Boy she is tough about that
but she doesn't hold
Supper time now. Hi to everyone. I can't remember everyones's post, but hope all is well. Ann