Well if you saw the picture of me in yesterday’s post you can see that I’ve been sporting a new look.
I’ve let my hair grow out. I like it so much better.
I got new glasses. Here’s the story on that. For years I’ve been going to the Wal-mart eye doctor but this time with all the complications I’ve had health wise I decided to give the real eye doctor a try. Happily, a good chunk of the bill was covered by my health insurance even though we don’t have eye insurance. That was a happy surprise so the exam was less then the Wal-mart doctor….lesson learned there.
When it came time to buy my glasses, I couldn’t get myself to spend the $775. I ended up going home and ordering them on-line off the website Zenni. They were $86. YEP. $86 for the complete pair of glass including shipping them to my door.
When ordering I uploaded a picture of myself and the website allowed me to “try the glasses” on my picture. I knew this time around I wanted to “get out of my box” and buy something a little funkier. My blog reader Mary Jo always has the most fun glasses and she looks so cute. I wanted something fun and ended up with these. So far, I like them.
I admit to having the same problems I had before though. I end up taking my glasses off to see close as I can’t tilt my head far enough back to see adequately. I ended up ordering a pair of prescription reading glasses….$28. WOW.
If your family needs glasses I highly recommend Zenni.
My outfit is all LuLaroe. Being Kalissa is selling in now I end up wearing a lot of it. I love it though.
Next up..new shoes. I’ve not updated you on my foot situation. They say no news is good news. In my case….no news has been bad news. Here’s the scoop….Surgery did not restore my foot to all I had hoped for. The doctor has reassured me that there is still plenty time for more healing to take place. He has said my true results won’t be realized until early summer. For now, it’s been okay. I have not been pain free. The best way to describe it is I had two pains and traded them in for a different pain.
My bunion no longer hurts. The area under my second toe no longer hurts. The top of my second toe hurt where they shortened it and that radiates out into my other toes.
Shoes have been a big issue for me. Nothing really fits. I’ve spent time looking and researching to find something that make things better. I’ve tried and sent back so many pairs of shoes. I’ve spent so much money hoping something has got to relieve this….nope.
I was able to get my boots on that I previously wore but by the time I got home, I couldn’t walk my foot hurt so bad. My foot even would bother me the next day.
Finally I found these.
These are Lems. Lems make a minimalist, zero drop shoe and apparently, my feet like that. The shoes also features a big “toe box”. That means there is room for my toes to move and stretch around. Nothing at all feels tight on my toes. NOTHING. I started wearing them around the house for childcare the day I got them. I’ve been wearing them all day everyday since. No blisters…no breaking them in. My foot is VERY comfortable. I still have a little bit of toe discomfort where my toe was shortened but no pain and the discomfort is not constant. It comes and goes.
I can’t believe the relief I’ve had.
The company only offers four different styles of shoes….same for men and women. They do come in other colors but all the same styles. I ordered a pair of tennis shoes last week. I hope I love them as much as the boots.
I can easily see a couple more pairs of these shoes coming into my life and EVERY other pair of shoes I own leaving my life. I’m trying to be patient though and only ordering a pair as I can afford it.
I was standing in the kitchen last week when Kelli was home and she asked how I liked my shoes. I got all teary and said, “My feet haven’t felt this good since I first turned 49.” That is the truth. I have had foot pain for the last 1 1/2 years. It’s finally-finally feeling better. Part of me is wondering if these shoes would have helped had I had them before surgery.
Who knows?! For now, I’m happy that my feet are finally feeling more comfortable.
So that’s the new me….New hair, new glasses, new clothes and best of all…NEW SHOES!