Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year

It is very nice to have my son home for a bit over the Christmas holidays.

Yesterday the weather finally warmed up here, but as it is i am staying indoors to rest.
The case is i have sore toes. I have asked around and googled things. Not finding and getting a lot of useful information.But i decided the most sensible thing to  do seems to stay warm and rest. and massages as many as i can get.

As metaphysical causes i found feet stand for future, but the big toe for dominance. -repressed desire to dominate- i found somewhere.
 Okay i will think about that. The future  might make sense, i do feel  more ever recently that i have to make a decision about my future. And for dominance :) ERASE what i say next:: i wonder if i should really look for a new partner, one that i can lovingly dominate .

back to the basic facts.
On Christmas eve i got my toes really cold, but not colder then usually after a long trip in severe weather.
I do have to say, this year i wear normal ski boots, compared to my big boots. I was tired of skiing on heavy duty skies, that have bindings fit for bunny boots.
Anyway warming up my toes at home, wnt fairly normal. I remember one year i once had incruciating pain while warming them up. 
Now the pain seemed to come later, somehow delayed. pins and needles feeling.
On boxing day i went out for a prolonged time again, and after that trip the pins and needles had worsened, or maybe more now i was truly alerted.

On google i found so little , the 811 nurse. Only helped by saying , i might have some nerve ending damage. her book said to go to the doctor immediately. Which i haven't done yet.

Anyway somewhere i did read rest/massage and that it might take a few days to a week.

So i will go with that, and let you know.

I did find though that frostbite is a very serious condition

I suppose we live a little on the edge here in the Yukon
The nurse ( from down south) asked me if i often have sensitive skin to the cold. Yes  i do! 
Which to her book requires a visit to a physician. But i figure living here, being outdoors a lot, that is daily life. My cheeks have put up with a lot over the years.

And one more note, one year i did get frostbite on my cheek, a hard patch of white skin, it recovered well, but for a few years that would be a sensitive spot to the old, i had to cover my cheek with a scarve being outside in  sub minus 20 temperatures. That spot has now totally recovered, even on those days last week my cheeks stood up to the weather uncovered.

I just wanted to tell this, maybe you have similar experiences, or questions
or some answers for me.

Thank you
ps and i drink my herbal teas: nettle, labrador, rose , potentilla, artemisia etc


Brian said...

Look after your tooties wild lady keep warm ,I hope you had a good Christmas and have a fantastic 2013 :)

Winderly-Winderly said...

Hi Jozian, I am new to your blog. According to my Google search, soaking your toes is better than massaging them as you might do more damage to nerves that might already be damaged. Hope you feel better soon and enjoy the New Year in the meantime.

jozien said...

Thanks Winderly, yes, i will do a warm foot bath again. I did do all the things one is supposed to do when coming in the house after the cold, but as it is now a few days, i am not certain what is good or better.

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

I love the photos!

Sure hope those toes of yours improve; that sounds very painful!

christopher said...

You are right. Most times even nerve damage will heal, but sometimes it takes a very long time. I had an infection in a nerve chord in my left thigh and it left me slightly paralyzed. That was two years ago now. About half of the loss has come back. The good part was the pain left after six months or so.

Loving you, my friend. Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what lovingly dominate means. It creates many warm exotic images that make me feel good.

Very warm feet could fit into some of those images.

Anonymous said...

Take care Jo
look after those toes

HNY when it comes