Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot...or Not

Gabby
By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2018-07-22 19:33:58 -0500
Started 2018-07-07 11:58:44 -0500

I got a lesson in what NOT to do the other day.
I have neuropathy in my toes and I am usually not barefooted anymore (very sad to say). Anyway, I was out talking to my lawn guy the other evening and standing on my driveway barefooted…I started to feel uncomfortable, but it was a bit late.
I had not really burned the bottom of my feet, but I certainly made them very upset. I didn't really realize it until I was comfy in my recliner and I noticed how puffy my toes were and how tingly they felt. I took care of them and by the next day, they were feeling better. Did a little vinegar bath and some coconut oil with some lavender to calm them down. Tucked nicely into a pair of socks.

So do be careful out there this summer. If you are on a beach or hanging out by the pool, be aware. If your feet do not tell you it's hot down here…you could be in for a world of hurt.


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Simply Barbara J
Simply Barbara J 2018-07-22 19:33:58 -0500 Report

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ABOUT MY HUGS (Includes animals) 7/13/2018
About my hugs… I end all my posts and personal correspondence with 'hugs'. I believe that if my posts, etc. are shared, read by a recipient, perhaps the hugs will brighten their day. Plus the 'hugs' can be passed on and on when shared. Thus… 'hugs'.
I also believe there are people all over the world who desperately need hugs and even crave them. Through media like Facebook, these individuals can also partake of the good feelings that a hug can give one.
ABOUT MY HUGS (Includes animals) 7/13/2018
About my hugs… I end all my posts and personal correspondence with 'hugs'. I believe that if my posts, etc. are shared, read by a recipient, perhaps the hugs will brighten their day. Plus the 'hugs' can be passed on and on when shared. Thus… 'hugs'.
I also believe there are people all over the world who desperately need hugs and even crave them. Through media like Facebook, these individuals can also partake of the good feelings that a hug can give one.
About my hugs. I end all my personal correspondence with "hugs". I believe , if my posts are seen, read by the recipient and/or someone else, perhaps the "hugs" will brighten their day. Plus, the hugs can be passed on and shared. Thus, many can also partake of the good feelings that "hugs" may give them. So… Hugs :)

Simply Barbara J
Simply Barbara J 2018-07-22 19:26:50 -0500 Report

Gabby… Thanks for your welcoming message. I have never been concerned with my feet regarding barefooting it outside. I never have liked just stepping outside barefoot, unless prepared to do so, i.e. a pool. I, too, have neuropathy in my feet, so your message was great warning. Thank you. Hugs.

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suecsdy
suecsdy 2018-07-08 12:04:15 -0500 Report

I miss barefoot. I compromise with my Crocs. I don't think I could stand to wear socks in the summer.

BB42
BB42 2018-07-08 10:17:32 -0500 Report

Usually, one of the "benefits of lining inSyracuse, NY is it never gets hot. This summer has been an anomaly so I think you for your advice, especially about using vinegar a vinegar bath. Glad you are OK

msann
msann 2018-07-08 08:13:11 -0500 Report

glad you doing ok i dont ever go bare foot not with me being diabetic i am very careful about my body please remember take care lady

Corrie Jo
Corrie Jo 2018-07-08 00:36:04 -0500 Report

Wow. I can totally see that happening. We we're in Nevada this weekend. Our family is not accustomed to that kind of desert heat. We had to prepare ourselves every time we opened a door to the outside. Everywhere and everything could burn!!!

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2018-07-07 18:21:19 -0500 Report

I miss going barefoot…but stopped after I stubbed my little toe and fractured it on a chair leg several years back…my foot has never been the same since then. Good advice Gabby!

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