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vestabula
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   Posted 11/18/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Always make sure you have taken ALL the tissue paper out of the toes of your new sneakers before going out to dinner then  walking through Wal-Mart.  At first I thought the shooting spasams(spelling?) in my calf  were because I was wearing two pairs of socks and I tried the sneakers on with only one. Actually, at the check out I told my husband I was going to try to return them because they were JUST TOO TIGHT.
 
What do I use for this kind of pain...heat..ice?  It feels like after you have a wicked charlie horse in your leg  in the middle of the night.
 
Donna

CathyA
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   Posted 11/18/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Bummer, Donna! I would try ice first (on your toes) to decrease any swelling. I think you could use heat on your calves though, since that pain is probably more nerve/muscle pain, rather than swelling. Poor you!

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   Posted 11/18/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna your having a terrible time with fog this week aren't you??? I don't know which would be better, I've never worn shoes with paper stuffed in the toes. devil Ouch that had to hurt. I buy my winter shoes bigger cause I wear heavy socks all winter too.
 
I hope it gets better soon.
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 11/18/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, Marlee, I have been in this FOG for three weeks...the worst since I can remember.  I wrote a grocery list the other day for my husband and he picked it up and said..."what's this?"  I had written

canned.  I meant to continue with dog food

a five pound bag.  I meant to continue with potatoes.

Sherrine as assured me I don't have Alzheimers but sometimes I wonder!

donna

 


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   Posted 11/18/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Donna,

I haven't had that problem yet, but I would think heat would help your legs. I did forget my pin number at the pharmacy drive up yesterday while getting some refills. I had to sit for a few minutes and think! That's the first time I've forgotten my pin. Luckily the pharmacy tech was nice about waiting and even laughed with me.

I have been driving my family crazy by repeating things or reminding them of something that I have already done! I forget things that happened yesterday. My mom & sisters have always joked that we all have sometimers, but I seem to be getting worse!

Hugs!  Margie


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Marlee2
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   Posted 11/18/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna, I abbreviate shopping list for myself or write something down without my glasses on and then stand in the store trying to figure out what I meant.
 
As long as you don't forget your name and address your okay or if your DH walks in the house and you ask him who he is. smilewinkgrin
 
Yes, Margie we have sometimers but for some it is moretimers.
 
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   Posted 11/18/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't have a problem with writing shopping lists.  They are as perfect as they were before fibro.  But they don't do me a whit of use when I leave them on the refrigerator door when I go shopping.   mad   I end up guessing what I need, buying a lot of groceries and coming home to see that I only guessed correctly on a couple of items.  Hence, another trip to the store and more money gone.  I ended up with five bottles of teriyaki baste and glaze because I kept thinking I needed it!  I can never remember those stupid lists!
 
Donna, try stretching those muscles in your calf.  That should help you. 
 
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   Posted 11/18/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope you get to feeling better Donna :) You reminded me of being a kid. . . I had to wear bigger shoes with paper or rags stuffed into the toes so I would grow into them :) You can imagine a big clutz like me tripping around in clown shoes :) I fell so many times, that is probably why I hurt so bad now :) Can't blame the parents though, I have normal shoes now, and I'm still a huge clutz :) lol
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   Posted 11/18/2008 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Donna, That is one thing I haven't done - only because my father did it yrs ago. He bought work shoes, wore them thru his entire shift, came home complaining to my mother how horrible the shoes were and vowing to take them back to the store. As he started to take them off, my mother heard a weird noise. She asked for the shoe, turned it over, stuck her hand inside and pulled out the tissue paper. We were all witnesses to this scene, being rotten little children, we laughed. But I learned a valuable lesson that day, I always check shoes, mine, DH's or when I used to check for my children.

I'm sorry this has caused you so much pain. Hopefully, it has passed by now. I would suggest stretching exercises for your feet and legs, I do them each night before I go to sleep, I do them when I wake up, also. It does seem to help w/ the leg cramps and also the stiffness in my feet when I get up. It isn't perfect, but it does help.

God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 11/18/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL Sherrine I have done the same thing! I buy an item over and over thinking we need it when really we're just collecting it in the cabinet at home. My boyfriend once had to ask why, for the love of God, we had SO many boxes of fruit snacks. I don't even eat fruit snacks! eyes

Carnissa
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   Posted 11/18/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I would elevate your feet for a bit... to take swelling down then soaking them in epsom salt and warm water... always help me after a long day and my feet hurt   the epsom salts help draw out any toxins
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