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I am the Warrior

Posted by Joni in General

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I haven’t talked much about this to anyone until now. I have been coasting along for at least the last two years pretending I don’t have diabetes and while that was going on, I was thumbing my nose at it, thinking that if I deny it I don’t have to deal with it, it doesn’t exist, I’ve beaten it. And nothing is farther from the truth. The truth is, it’s kicking my ass right now.

When it gets to the point that Robo is concerned, and I’m even concerned, seriously, then I need to do something. So … I called my insurance company this afternoon to switch to Robo’s primary care doctor (who treats his diabetes). The upside to that is we can both go and be seen at the same time, AND I am assured that I will at least see the doctor twice a year if not more often.

I have a co-worker who is also diabetic and she’s been nagging me nearly to death. But the kicker was the condition of one of my toes, and the fact that I have been pretty much unable to wear all the cute shoes I have because I cannot feel my feet in them (the slides, platforms) and will likely tumble out of them, and the others (closed toe shoes and pumps) just don’t fit anymore. Now I’m not going to be happy if I have to wear old lady shoes, but I’ll be less happy if I have no feet to put any shoes on — ugly shoes or otherwise.

So it’s time for my reality check. It’s time to stop indulging my very bad eating habits. To start taking this disease seriously. I kicked a disease once (cancer), and I will do it again.

Photo by Kriss Szkurlatowski, www.12frames.eu.

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The Summer Shoe Pledge: It’s a Shoe-In!

Posted by Joni in General, Humor & Fun

Considering the “theme” of my page, I thought this was pretty cute. Be sure to clicky on the links….

The Summer Shoe Pledge

All right Ladies, it’s that time of the year again. Just a friendly reminder!! Please raise your big toes and repeat after me:

As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rules when I wear sandals and other open-toe shoes:

1. I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs.

2. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.

3. I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.

4. I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.

5. I will shave the hairs off my big toe.

6. I won’t wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother, or sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.

7. If a strap breaks, I won’t duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.

8. I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholl’s if my feet need him.

9. I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids’ sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.

10. I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.

11. If I have been privy to the magic that is Foot Soup, I will share that knowledge and experience with the non-initiated.

12. I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good.

This is my summer shoe pledge to you.

And all my Sisters said, “AMEN!”


P.S. Oh, and just so I don’t step on any toes (groan!), this person claims original authorship. I’ve written to her and asked her to explain to me the one thing that had been plaguing me. But I think the Brunching Shuttlecocks prolly got it right and figured out what foot soup is!!