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Thursday, January 08, 2009

I Interrupt My Regularly Scheduled Blogging...

to pass along another tidbit to Elizabeth that I forgot to mention tonight.

Elizabeth and I are in the same knitting group. She was hoping I would show up tonight, neither of us having been for several months (except that I did make it to the Christmas party...but I digress). Elizabeth is a regular visitor here at Knitnana, and had watched with interest as I detailed my experience with Plantars Fasciitis earlier in the fall...(yes, I do still have trouble, but am doing much better with stretching, sometimes hot packs, and wearing my real Birkenstocks every single day, with only a change to my cushiony soft Nothinz in the evenings when I get home...)

OH. This, too.
Elizabeth this is the most amazing thing.

You're supposed to roll your foot (in exercise fashion) over a rounded ice bottle - at least something round, and I did for a long time use one of those purchased water bottles we're not supposed to drink from anymore because of the "b-something" that's chemically present...however I think it's fine to freeze water in those bottles and rub your painful foot over them.... evening in September, while in Washington DC for the cat show, I stayed in a hotel with a marble bathroom floor. The A/C was on of course, as it was hot weather still. I jumped up in the middle of the night to "visit the ladies" as they say, and the second my aching foot hit that cold, cold marble?


So ... I considered buying a marble cheese board, but never got around to it.

And finally, at Christmas, when I was busy buying the tiles for the grandchildren's Christmas Day activity? Well, there I was in the home remodeling store and I thought - OH! Pretty!! Pink! Marble.

A 12x12 inch tile cost only a couple of dollars and they cut it down for fact, there was enough left to make 3 marble coasters, so I had those cut, too, and am using them around the house. I did pick up a few of those felted feet to put under the tiles...(not just the coasters, but the bigger one, too.) I set the 12x9 tile on the floor in my bedroom. It's pretty cold there most of the time. And I make sure I stand on that tile for awhile every helps the PF, too.

And now? Now I've gotten a blog entry out of something oddly fascinating to some people. If you're not one of them? It's okay...come back another time, there'll be more...

But Elizabeth? Try the tile! And I hope it works for you!


Blogger Ruinwen said...

I'll share that at tidbit at assisted living this weekend. I'm sure it will help a lot of people. Thanks. and...I'm super glad it helped you! :)

8:00 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Whodathunkit? Well, I'm glad the marble is working out well for you and you were able to purchase it so inexpensively. Have a good weekend!

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Judy said...

What a great idea!

One exercise I was told to do was to throw a hanky or washcloth on the floor and then pick it up using just my toes. Then drop it. And repeat. I think it did help.

Hope your feetsies feel better soon!


1:07 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Wow! Who would've thought? But that makes perfect sense.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

It's interesting to me. I've been there re: PF, NOT FUN and a lot more painful than I think most people realise (the lucky ones with 2 happy feet that is LOL).

Good to read that you've found some blessed relief. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs to you and the gang, G

1:37 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Great tidbit--and a pretty one too. Have a great weekend!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

What a great solution - elegant and practical, my favorite combo. I love that it's pink too.

8:47 PM  

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