Wednesday Weirdness

Previous post brought to you courtesy of Tuesday night mtx.  Gotta remember not to post on Wednesday mornings!  I’m no longer experiencing any nausea from the methotrexate, so I feel like I’m doing okay (more than okay; I feel tons better than a year ago).  However, my thinking sure seems strange – not at the time, just later when I go back and look at things I’ve written.  According to my children, it’s not restricted to my writing.


As you may have deduced (if the previous post made any sense at all), my custom orthotics arrived.  There was a message on my answering machine when I got home from spending six hours in town, “You can pick them up any time.”  sigh  Had the podiatrist dialed my cell number instead of the house, I could have included that errand in one of my many stops instead of needing to make a second trip and disrupting another day.

They look comfortable.  They feel terrific when  I hold them up to my feet.  Unfortunately they won’t fit my shoes until I trim the foam – which I hesitate to do since my shoes need to be replaced.  For now, the orthotics are out in my husband’s woodworking shop where their off-gassing can mingle with the smell of varnish without asphixiating everyone in the house.

As to replacing my shoes, my podiatrist recommended a couple different shoe stores.  These places carry quality products and employee people who are knowledgable about how to fit “feet like mine.”  The shoes are obviously going to cost more than what I’m accustomed to finding on the clearance rack at WalMart!  But not as much as attending shoe school.

I am looking forward to new shoes and feet that don’t hurt.

Any tips on shoes you especially like or dislike?



4 thoughts on “Wednesday Weirdness

  1. Hope you can find comfy shoes. Glad the orthotics are comfy. It does make a difference but it IS hard to give up our favorite shoes. I’m still hanging on to about 6 pairs of favorites that I know I’ll probably never wear again. But I just can’t bear to give them away (and it’s been 5 years since I’ve worn any of them).

    • Give them away?! Kids like to use old heels when they play dress-up. Even boys. Mine are too old for that now, but I’ll have grandkids someday 😉

      I’ve been browsing online, so I know there are nice looking shoes designed for orthotics. They’re expensive, but they are available. I just have to find them.

  2. I’m interested in good shoes, too. I need ones that have enough space to handle a 2 cm lift in one – when I went looking at stores, I got so discouraged by how ugly they all were! I’ve got ok shoes now, but I know there have got to be better ones out there. 🙂

  3. I don’t think you’re weird at all, WarmSocks. However, I may not be the best judge. ;o)

    Check out the Footsmart page at This company sells wonderful footwear for people like us who need specialized shoes for our painful, aggravating feet. I recently bought a pair of FitFlops (just gritted my teeth and spent the dough) and already, they’re my go-to shoes for just about everything. They’re warm and incredibly comfortable. Amazing.

    Footsmart also has many other styles by many different manufacturers, and lots of them are really attractive. As someone who hasn’t been able to wear “pretty” shoes in more than 20 years, I really appreciate this company.

    And no, Footsmart didn’t pay me for advocating their products… :o)

    Good luck with the orthotics and with finding shoes you like.

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