Sunday, January 20, 2013
I've Got Very Cold Feet
I've had cold feet for over a month, approximately. I started noticing it when I was sitting in the car, my feet on the floor. They were just cold. Then I put my coat down on the floor and it didn't do that much good warming them up. It didn't really strike me as a potentially bad situation.
But now, as time drags on, and as the coldness seems like it's getting worse, I'm going to have to do something. I looked up "very cold feet" on Google and got the usual long list of possibilities, and I haven't looked through all of them, only the first few. Because I figured, How am I going to know which one it is?
This hasn't happened to me before, so I obviously know it's something out of the ordinary. It doesn't just happen to be super cold anywhere I put my feet.
They actually feel colder when I have my shoes on. And they're colder if I set them down. If I lean them on their side, let's say, for a while they're better. But then the sides get painful, setting like that. In bed, where there's no setting them anywhere, and under the covers at night, they're basically OK. I can still feel a slight to moderate sensation of some sort -- I hesitate to say numbness, because it isn't quite that -- especially in the front half of the feet, back from the toes.
I do happen to have cold floors where I live. But in previous years I never had this problem. So I can't blame it on the floors. This is something inside me, whether it's circulation or whatever. I would guess it has to have to do with circulation, but what could be wrong with it, that's what I don't know.
Someone told me they had foot warmers at Walmart. But when we went there we couldn't find them. I need a store like "Acme Foot Warmers" to suddenly appear. Even then, I'd probably be afraid. Because what if I couldn't tell what the heat truly was. I might fry my feet to cinders, while sitting there blissfully.