Taking Care of my Feet
Friday, September 13, 2019
I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy back in 2013. I was NOT diagnosed as diabetic, even though diabetes runs in the family. While pregnant in 1991 (a son was born in March 1992) I was told that I was PRE-diabetic.
Anyways, this last week, my right foot and knee have been giving me problems. Seeing as I am standing on my feet for work, it has not been pleasant. So yesterday morning I made sure to get ready for work early and take care of my feet before clocking in.
I have read that vitamin B-Complex is good for the nerves along with a bunch of other things. I take the potassium and magnesium pills to help prevent waking up with leg cramps.
The bath salts are a gift from God..I also have Dr Teal's bath salts with lavender.
Living in such a hot, dry place i really need to use lotion and moisturizer more often. My feet and lower part of my legs look all scaly like a lizard. Yesterday I slathered the lidocaine cream all over my knee before walking down to work and my knee gave me no problem all night.
These are the shoes that I wear the most..because they are comfortable and easy to slip on. I really need to get a new pair. They started wearing out at the bottom of my heel area soon after I got them almost a year ago. The left shoe is wearing out faster, but it's the right foot and knee that hurts...strange
I have been in a work warrior challenge this week, but because of feeling sore and extra tired, I have not done very well in this challenge. When looking at everyone else's step numbers I feel quite lazy but refuse to stress over the fact that I am at the bottom of the race.