Ok, this getting old thing is really for the birds! Last month I dealt with the acid reflux problem (which thankfully hasn't returned....yet). Now this past week my feet have started hurting. What the heck? I've never had feet problems. The instep bottom of my right foot started tingling a bit when I'd step on it and over the course of a few days got worse and turned into pain. I googled it and self diagnosed myself (ya, cuz that's always a smart thing to do!) with plantar fasciitis. Foot pain right where I have it that goes away after you keep walking on it. Yep, that's exactly what it is doing. WHY?? Common causes are high heels........well, I'm here to tell you I haven't had on a pair of heels in probably almost 18 years and even then they were low heels, usually not more than 2 1/2 inches. Another cause apparently is age. Oh yay - guess I fall into that category. I also have new tennis shoes that I got a couple of months ago and thought maybe those are causing it, so I've stopped wearing them this week to see if it helps, but no change so far. I also notice that when I am sleeping (I sleep on my side with my knees pulled up) I cross one foot over the other foot - right over the instep and usually on my right foot. I'm noticing pain during the night when I do this, so I have been trying not to, but that's kind of hard to tell my sleeping brain. Now the left foot is getting a bit sore I really don't want to have to go to the doctor (and it doesn't sound like there's alot that can be done for it) but will give it a week or so more and see. I also don't want to be in pain everyday either. My mom has had feet problems for years, but she has a totally different type of foot than me (she got her dad's weird feet) and her arches fell, so she has to wear orthodics in her shoes.
On the other hand, maybe the foot issue is related to the weight I've gained? While it's not a huge weight gain, it might be considered that for my small frame. I'm 5'4" and from my teens until I was 42 I weighed 105 pounds and I'm very small boned. (You'd not believe my ring size, haha). In 2007 I was involved in a car accident which messed up my neck and back and reduced my activity level to just getting myself to work each day for over a year. At that time my weight went up to 115 and then just stayed there, until this past year - when old age metabolism must be kicking in, where now it's up to 123. a 17% increase in weight might just be telling my feet - hey! Drop a few pounds!
Oh, and it's getting harder to read again........so it's time for new glasses for me. But even with vision insurance that I have through work, it's still going to cost me at least $300 to get new glasses with progressive lenses...and you know I'm not going to that "cheaper" place we just took DH too..... Just not in the budget the next couple of months, so I'll push it off a little longer and just move the stuff I am reading a little farther out.At least with my Nook reader I can make the font bigger :-)