Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Feet

The last five years I have been wearing Yoga Sandals. I love these sandals. I could walk for hours in them. You might say they have been around the world and back with me. They have walked the sandy beaches of tropical islands and through airports traveling to Michigan.

I even had toe toe socks for every holiday and wore them during the winter months. I thought I had happy feet wearing wearing my Yoga sandals.

This past year I lost 35 lbs. I started walking more. My feet started to protest. It progressed to a point where the pain in my feet kept me awake at night. I knew it was time to find a foot doctor.

The Podiatrist confirmed my suspension. Years of having flat feet caused bunions on both of my feet. Not wearing proper shoes added to the condition. Surgery is scheduled for next Friday on the 17th. The right foot is first and than the left later on.

There will be no driving for 4 weeks. It's going to be an interesting experience as I live on the second floor in a townhouse. The doctor explained how to walk on my foot after surgery to get up stairs. Once I am in my house that where I be for the next three days.

I've traded in my Yoga sandals for a sturdy pair of shoes with arch supports. Oh lucky me! I know it's going to a bit of a haul but I am looking forward to having happy feet again.

I have been beading like crazy trying to keep my nervous energy under control. 18 bracelets in 6 weeks. 6 are class examples. One was donated as a door prize at the last bead show. Another one was a gift for a friend. A few are new projects for Bead Cruise 2014. I can't wait to share them in my next post.

Thanks for stopping by.


susanc said...

I feel your pain ~ I had a bunionectomy and had to have my big toe broke and reset with a screw. That was 6-1/2 years ago and I'm glad I had it done, although it was a little difficult getting around for a bit, but well worth it. Just make sure you have lots to do while sitting with your foot up recovering. :) Keep us posted!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Dang, isn't it just wrong when you work on getting healthy only to have it cause an issue. Congratulations on the 35 pounds and walking, I know it's all good, but I'm so sorry you have to have bunion surgery.