Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I Know I Wouldn't Believe Me...

Something happened. It was strange. I know if someone told me this I would think they were crazy!! No way that could be true. Must be in their head. Well, here is what happened. In the past I have experienced tingling in my big toes when laying in bed off and on. It is strange and uncomfortable but doesn’t last too long so I shake it off figuring I have bad circulation (which may be the case but I have never checked into it). Then it hit me last night. I stood up from the dinner table and took a trip to the restroom. As I sat down (haha) I felt a stabbing pain on the bottom of my right foot. ‘What in the world is on my foot’ I thought. I quickly finished my business and grabbed my foot in desperation of getting whatever was stabbing me off the bottom of my foot. As I look at my foot, I am shocked. Nothing was there. I examined it over and over for anything that could possibly be hurting me so much, but nothing. I rubbed my foot and attempted to walk it off. But the pain got worse. It was in one particular spot on the bottom of my foot. It felt like someone took a tack and jabbed it into the bottom of my foot. I told Vince what was happening. He said ‘that sure sounds like nerve pain to me’. After about 30 mins or more it finally calmed and eventually went away. I asked Vince if he thought it was connected to my tingling toes. He tthought so. I said, maybe I should get it looked at, but who would ever believe me? I thought of maybe making an appointment with one of Vince’s doctors but what are the odds of me having a problem, when my husband has the same disease. They will think I am imagining it and that I am crazy!!!! I know I would think I was crazy. I have decided that at Vince’s next pain management appointment I will talk to his doctor. We are fairly close with that doctor and maybe I can at least ask what could cause nerve pain in the average healthy human. Vince thinks maybe it is because I am sitting all day at work and then I come home and sit some more. That could be it. But it was so horrible to feel that pain. To think Vince feels it all day everyday and probably on a larger scale made me so sad.


  1. Stress can do some funny things to people

  2. oh no!! i hope it doesnt worsen, that is just awful to think it could be nerve pain, when you know how vince suffers with it :(

  3. Hi Sandy
    I am sorry for this pain
    let me struggle to try to see if i can offer a bit of help
    there is a nerve that runs along the bottom of the foot -- for some people it sometimes gets out of its "track" and gets inflamed
    if I remember correctly, the first time this occurred to me, regular doctors were not able to help me -- they told me to lose weight, to do more exercise, blah blah blah

    eventually I found someone who offers eastern healing processes and recommended two things to me. I did not take the recommendation for acupuncture at the time (but I probably would now) but I did start slowly stretching my muscles -- pulling my toes toward my knee -- you know?

    i did it slow and easy -- every night for quite awhile. it worked. I do that stretch often and it really works.

    this isn't to say you shouldn't ask. but in case you don't get a satisfactory answer -- you may want to try it.

    btw, you are not crazy!!

  4. Yuck! I hope that the pain goes away and you don't experience it again. Can't hurt to ask about it though.