About a month ago I promised an open thread for (non-life-threatening) health problems! Here it is. Middle-aged folk, gather round and complain and share and provide obnoxious unsolicited suggestions for others! Tell us about how your friend of a friend had something similar and what they did! (Note, you do not have to be middle-aged to participate. This is just something some of us do instead of talking about the weather for small talk once we get to a certain age.)
My right FOOT. OMG. So, about 3 months ago, I started waking up around 5:38 every morning with the bottom of my right foot itching like crazy. It wouldn’t stop until I walked around or just got up. Scratching didn’t help much but squishing it around did. I tried two different athletes foot cremes but neither did anything. When I went in for my well-woman visit, my gyn suggested it was a nerve issue and to see a podiatrist, but I don’t want to go in again with the students in town and new covid strains spreading etc. I thought maybe because I’m walking around barefoot so much on our hard floors since that’s the easiest form of exercise. Then about a month ago, I decided to try walking with my slippers that have arch support and oh boy that was such a bad idea. It felt like plantar fasciitis again but owie. Again, only my right foot. But… the 5:38am itching stopped. So, there’s something wrong with my right leg and foot.
I also had a lot of sitting problems– a blocked gland (hot baths worked) and hemorrhoids and … a pimple (!) on my gluteal area. For those I bought a purple pillow. Which kept slipping off the aeron chair until DH found his velcro strap stash and now I have it velcroed in. It helps somewhat, but I should probably be using the standing desk except, my right foot, you know?
So… mostly the foot thing. I hate it because it’s so hard to exercise when you’re afraid of hurting your foot! I dream about swimming sometime but the pool isn’t even open even if I weren’t worried about the trump supporting covid deniers in the neighborhood.
Share your health problems!