Fibro Feelings – My Summer Fleece
Strangers may be wondering why I’m wearing fleece socks in the middle of summer, but my feet have been killing me lately. There’s something about that soft, cushion of fleece that just makes walking on my feet (or really any type of pressure – even just from sitting) hurt a tiny bit less. I’ve been wearing them around the house and with tennis shoes when I have to go out. This type of constant foot pain reminds me of the days when I had to stand, at work, 40 hours a week. It isn’t quite as bad, but it is like how the 2nd and 3rd day of the work week would feel.
This current foot flare started last Wednesday, when I was running around for six hours. I drove a bit to see my dietitian, then met a friend for an hour, drove back closer to home, shopped at Target, stopped by a store to return something and went to the grocery store. My feet were already hurting pretty badly and I was feeling super fatigued before the grocery store, but I really needed to go there. Of course, being fatigued made following my list a little harder, so I ended up having to walk back and forth across the store to get items I’d already passed. That night my hip and leg area were hurting pretty badly too. All the days that have followed since have had include a lot of standing, walking or driving. This has made it so my foot pain can’t get better.
I’m hoping to be able to kick my feet up a bit more and not do as much standing, walking or driving this week. Some of my time will be spent with out of town guests, but I’m really going to focus on breaks where I have my feet elevated more. I’ve been wearing my calf compression sleeves and wrist braces and thankfully they’ve done a good job at reducing swelling and pain locally.
What’s your favorite feel-good foot item?
*Image Credit: from www.flickr.com byquinn.anya