Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot...or Not

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2018-07-09 10:55:06 -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.

6 replies

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 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 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 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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