It was about this time last year when my foot problems started. The childcare kiddos play with my canning jar rings all the time. I had slipped and fell on one hurting my left foot. I let it go for a few weeks convinced it would go away. It didn’t. Doctoring and working to get it better was a pain but after about Thanksgiving time it was much better..for the most part, it felt back to normal.
Then on my birthday in December I was horsing around with Kelli and ended up hurting my foot while running up the stairs. Again I let it go thinking it would get better on it’s own…nope. It didn’t. I had it checked and x-rayed at the same time I found out I had a thyroid issue. Well from there the thyroid cancer took center stage and my foot just languished. Well in April I started doctoring with my foot again.
The first time around the pain was in my arch and up into my ankle. I wore a brace to fix that. This time around it started out as being located in between my big and second toe on the bottom. It feels much like I’m walking on a big chunk of hamburger. Then the ball of my foot often feel numb and very tight. I was taped and thought it was fixed..then given an arch for my shoe. The arch was horrible. I ended up with all sorts of problems including the return of my original problem. That got fixed and I went back in for taping.
At the time I was told my shoes were no good…even though they were only a couple weeks old. I was told to get shoes. Well I looked and looked. I ended up buying a pair. The doctor adjusted them by putting a padding in them. Slowly I figured out the shoes didn’t work for me. They were too small. UGH.
I went back to my “love” shoes. I know…disgusting right?!!
I got them about a year ago at the thrift store. It was the best $1.50 I’ve spent. I loved these shoes. The color wasn’t my favorite but they felt so good on my feet that I quit caring about the color. I’ve hunted high and low for these shoes. They are Skechers GoRun 2’s. Well Skechers are now making GoRun 4’s so I’ll never find them.
Well although my foot has been “okay” (not wonderful) it had been tolerable. I can tell though, it’s gradually getting worse and the reason I’m sure is that these shoes are simply shot-worn out-finished.
That left me here….trying to find shoes. There are no close shoe stores so I decided to try Amazon. I’d just order shoes and return them until I found something….There are EIGHT pairs here…yes, EIGHT!
I loved the look of these…a little funky but don’t they remind you of a quilt?? I had post a picture of the shoes on my Instagram account and a couple people ended up asking where I got them. Well here’s the link. Skechers Flex Appeal
They also come in cute florals and these, only a black version. I do like these but I’m not sure these are my new “love” shoes. They have a memory foam in them and it’s hard to tell how much the foam will conform to my feet…and with my feet, some problems can only be fixed if feet do not conform.
Notice in the photo above how much wider my left foot is now that I have the bunion. UGH. That bunion has taken shoe shopping to a new level of hate for me.
Now I have these on my list of trying out…
For the most part, I like them. There’s plenty of room for my bunion as the shoe is made of mesh. When I walk the foot doesn’t strike on the ball of my foot.
The shoes however do not meet the podiatrists recommendation for sturdiness….No Skechers do…yet my “love” shoes were Skechers and the only ones that felt decent on my foot. UGH…. I feel like it’s a choice of listening to the doctor or listening to my feet.
I’d just stick with my ratty old shoes but the side of them just ripped out. UGH. I knew it was going to happen. It made me REALLY sad.
Now a new shoe choice HAS to happen.
I have one pair I liked but was too big So I ordered a size smaller….I did order a size bigger of the shoes the podiatrist approved but I don’t like them…they are as hard as a board. I just don’t know what to choose.
What I think I really want is a doctor appointment..then a surgery appointment. I called by he is booked WAY out as he has a week of vacation. Right now the only times open are at the end of the month. UGH. I’m taking an appointment.
In the meantime I’m going to pick a shoe and live with it….it’s still hard…do I listen to the doctor or my foot?
If there’s anyone out there who’s had bunion surgery, do the problems go away after surgery??