Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Feet!!!

Since my father has moved in with us, I can't take my walks during the day.  I go out at night and walk over two kilometers, not much in terms of distance, but on these cold nights my feet suffer.

Years decades ago I suffered chilblains, which I discovered is like frostbite.  My toes would swell, I'd think it infections, put ointment and heavy cotton socks, they'd get better, I'd go back to my thin socks and they'd swell up again. 

Finally, my when husband's aunt and uncle were visiting, the aunt told me to go to a dermatologist who said they weren't infected.  I had "babuot choref," "winter pox," or chilblains.  That has made my feet more sensitive to the cold.  I get the same thing in my hands and fingers.  When I have to do a lot in the freezer, I put on gloves, or I suffer.

I looked for heavy walking boots when I was in New York in October and would have paid full price if had found something I found comfortable, but... nothing's comfortable.  I bought two new pairs of sneakers/walking shoes when I was there in June.  They don't keep my feet warm enough when it's this cold.

Enough kvetching and ranting.  I ought to drink my water and go to sleep.


Keli Ata said...

I'm sorry you're still having problems with your feet getting cold:(

Here's a suggestion for footwear that would keep you warm--they're called Uggs boots. They're so warm that people in the northern US can wear them without socks on. I'm sure they'd help you keep your feet warm.

They're very comfortable too. I'll see if I can find a link online. I doubt they'd have them in Israeli stores. BTW, they don't look like winter boots too much.

Keli Ata said...

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(OT, but I couldn't believe there was even a Wiki-Anwers question about buying Ugg boots in Israel.)

Batya said...

My feet are very "fussy," and I try on dozens of shoes to find some to fit right. When I was in NY I tried on so many boots, and none were good once I took a step and most never even got that far.

hiSunglasses said...

So sorry about your feet, that seems so annoying. I just hope you'll find the right shoes to keep your feet warm and comfortable.

Batya said...

Thanks, shoes are fine, but the ground is too cold.