Friday, 4 December 2015

Merry Christmas Mary Carmen

The week is almost over ... and what have I accomplished? not too much other then running around for others then myself, except for a couple of things today.  I am hoping that will change up some after next week.

Today I picked up a friend to have coffee at Tim Hortons this morning.  This afternoon I went for light therapy then went to get a prescription at the Drug Store.

I was at my Doctor's this past Thursday.  He increased my new medications by 20mg as advised in 2 weeks time by Dr. Lucas, the phychiatrist.  I explained to Dr. Diodati that I have been having a real problem with the pads of my feet the past few months, making walking very difficult and painful.  He concluded it was the Metatarsals in my feet, which was causing metatarsalgia.

Common symptoms of metatarsalgia:
  • A burning pain
  • Sharp aching
  • Pain in the ball of the foot, this is the metatarsal region, which is just behind the toes
  • Pain that can occur near the toes
  • Pain that increases when walking in bare feet, and even more so when walking on a hard surface
  • Pain that worsens when standing or moving around but decreases when the weight is taken off the feet.
  • Shooting pain in the toes
  • Tingling sensation in the toes
These symptoms usually develop slowly, however they may sometimes develop abruptly. Especially if there is an increase in exercise that may put strain on the feet, such as running or jumping.
Just what I needed, more pain ... but better pain in the foot then another pain in the a$$ .... *smile*.  Actually it is very painful, and I can barely walk first thing in the morning.  The Doctor suggested I pick up Metatarsal gel pillows to where to give me relief, which I picked up today as well at the Pharmacy.  We will see if they give me any relief
More on this by *clicking* HERE.
Tomorrow is the Wiarton Santa Claus Parade.  This was the 2nd year I was on the Santa Claus Parade committee.  The weather is suppose to be a stellar +9*C tomorrow, so that hopefully will be a good indication of a good turnout.  This year's theme is Christmas Songs.  I am looking forward to it, as well as assisting with Santa Claus handing out bags of Christmas candies.

This week I also assisted Mel Rinehart, previously of Sun Life Financial in Wiarton, now of Rankin River Trading Co., setting up a Go Fund project him and his wife, Margaret, are supporting.  The Fund Raiser is "Merry Christmas Mary Carmen" (love that tag line by the way).  30% of all sales from Rankin River Trading Co., every Wednesday until Christmas, will go towards the fund with a goal of $5,000 US dollars.
Should someone not be able to make it into the store, they still have an opportunity to contribute to the Merry Christmas Mary Carmen fund at the Go Fund.  
If anyone would be interested in contributing head on into Rankin River Trading Co. to make some purchases on Wednesday, December 9, 16, or 23rd, or contribute at the Go Fund link HERE.  To check out the Rankin River Trading Co.'s Facebook page, please *click* HERE.  
Thank you for any who are moved to contribute, and I know Mel and Marg would also be appreciative.
Well my husband is out working and my Aussies are needing my attention so this is going to be a wrap for today, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.


  1. Tight calf muscles cause foot problems. A simple exercise to stretch those muscles may help also.

  2. Not exactly Christmas weather is it?? I think I put my bicycle away too soon! I guess it's better than a blizzard :)

  3. I think that's the first time I've heard the word.


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