Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Happy Wednesday to you!  I can't believe I didn't get a post up yesterday, but some days are just like that.  I have found that if I walk in my sandals my foot does better~so yesterday I took Hunter on a short walk and was fine.  Later on, I went to visit a friend; she's had lots of major foot issues over the years and told me about a great online store called Foot Smart.  She suggested a deep heel cup so that it took pressure of my toes.  When I got home I did indeed check the site out and from what I can determine(not being a doctor or foot specialist), it sounds like Morton's Neuroma.  The symptoms are mostly pain in my toes-especially the pads of my toes and numbness.  So I decided not to check out Good Feet, because they only deal in expensive  orthotics.  I did go to a high end shoe store though, where I know they are very knowledgeable about foot issues.  I've got to say I was so surprised and pleased that the owner asked if I had seen a podiatrist; when I said no, he told me that "sure he could sell me a pair of new walking shoes, but if I didn't know what my foot issue was, it would be a waste of money".  I can't remember ever having a salesman tell me that.  I tried on a couple of different brands-Vionix, which I didn't like at all and has a negative heel and the pair I liked were New Balance.  However, again the man stressed that if I don't know what is causing the pain, getting a new pair of shoes won't necessarily fix it.  I ended up walking out and telling him I'd be back. So, I'm now thinking of seeing a specialist to determine just what the issue is.  In the mean time, I guess I'll be wearing sandals or biking.
Today hubby and I are heading down to Longmont to see our friends who are here dog sitting and maybe take them up to RMNP.  The weather is iffy and I'm not sure whether that will happen or if we'll just go out to lunch together.  You may remember that she comes out at least once every year to take care of her brother's dogs-usually 10-16 Springer Spaniels. Here she is with her little pup.
 Here was one that was such a love.  I'm not sure how many dogs she and her hubby will be sitting for, but it is lots of work.  I did hear that there is one puppy in the bunch; unfortunately I can't stay inside the house due to my allergies.
Her hubby will be here for another week and then head back to northern Ca.; at that point I'll be down another time and take her out to lunch.
I hope you have a great day!


  1. I'm sorry you're still having foot pain ... I'll be praying that a podiatrist will be able to determine what's going on and how best to fix it. ❤️

  2. Noreen, Good luck with your feet honey. I had planter facitis that lasted a long time and hurt like, you know what. It has gone mostly. I went to many doctors..if they could just be as honest as your shoe salesman. Know what I mean? I know I have arthritis in my ankles and long periods of standing or walking will make it worse. So I have to do things in moderation. You could have a small would be best to have the dr. check it. Hugs to you, xoxo, Susie

  3. Sorry to hear about your foot pain! I hope you get some relief.

  4. Oh, dear, foot pain is the worst and I do hope you will find out exactly what the issue is. I have a friend that will not wear anything except Vionix. Blessings!


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