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No Shoes

Postby MrsGeorge » Wed May 21, 2008 12:14 pm

I got a leg brace yesterday and it is massively helping me to walk in a straight line and use my foot better. The physio told me that it would fit inside my usual shoes.

Bollocks - I went to work today with 1 flipflop & 1 bare (braced) foot!

I had to go shoe shopping tonight and eventually ended up with a pair of trrainers a size bigger than my usual - I don't even like them that much but it was the only pair of shoes in the shop that fit.

I went to my car and cried. It's the first time this disease has made me cry and feel this bad. I haven't spoken since and that was over 3 hours ago.
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Postby Loobie » Wed May 21, 2008 12:56 pm

MG,

I hope you feel better soon. I can tell from the pictures of you that you aren't the 'poor me' type and you like to smile. I can't say anything that could make you feel better since the situation is what it is, but I just wanted you to know that your smile puts a smile on my face and I hope it's back on your face soon!
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Postby Terry » Wed May 21, 2008 5:19 pm

Oh Mrs George. I didn't have a brace but I have a shoe story. I was diagnosed during a terrible flare in March/ April/ May. My winter shoes would come off my feet constantly and I couldn't even tell. I had almost NO feeling in my feet at all. The weather warmed, and I continued to wear my winter shoes, because I could at least keep them on sometimes. I'd try my summer slip-on shoes on, and not for one step would they stay with me. I grew quite tired of wearing winter shoes in the spring, and eventually went to the shoe store and found sandles with ankle straps. I called them tie-on shoes. If they weren't tied on really really tight, even those would end up sideways. The next spring, Mrs. George, my MS was much better, and I marched myself to the store and bought slip-ons again. This year, the only pair of strap shoes I have are HEELS! I was sitting back in my chair reading your post, and as I read, I felt your pain. I sat up quickly and logged in to tell you to walk TALL, no matter what shoes you are wearing!
From your posts, I know that it has been a hard month for you. So cry. I'm sure we all do. I know I do. But then...
Always with hope...
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Postby Nenu » Wed May 21, 2008 5:37 pm

I'm trying to get a mental idea of what this brace looks like, but as for footsies wear, I still swear by my Birkenstocks. I can wear em from the time the snow melts to the time it returns. They're as comfortable as slippers!

Not saying this would be a valid option for you or not.. as I say, I can't imagine what the brace looks like. If you can find a picture I'd like to see :)

Hugs girl you rock!
Dx RRMS March 5, 2008.
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Postby MrsGeorge » Thu May 22, 2008 5:00 am

I'll post a pic tonight. It's not particularly large & is pretty discreet - it's just a pain in the arse to get into a shoe!

Thanks for you replies - I was feeling pretty down last night. Much chirpier now! Got my hubby all in a tis though - don't think i spoke for over 4 hours!
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Postby MrsGeorge » Thu May 22, 2008 12:41 pm

sexy leg brace

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Postby Nenu » Thu May 22, 2008 11:15 pm

Oooh la la! Yeah, I wouldn't have been able to imagine that in my head ;)

I can see where that would be tough to fit in your regular sized shoes. Definitely can work around it :)
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Postby Terry » Fri May 23, 2008 4:41 am

Sort of reminds me of my "tie-on" shoes!
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Postby jimmylegs » Fri May 23, 2008 6:11 am

gladiator chic!
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Postby MrsGeorge » Fri May 23, 2008 8:22 am

lol Jimmylegs! It's not quite how I envisioned being tied up!!!!
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Postby jimmylegs » Fri May 23, 2008 2:30 pm

ya not so much the fun way huh :S lol
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Postby Teabiskit » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:00 pm

Totally Gladiator chic! I heard that style is also in season. :D

My neuro has asked if I need one, and I said no because I was somewhat in denial about how fast this is all going down. But now, it doesn't look so bad, I thought it was gonna take up my whole leg! lol
Might be worth a try for my wobbly leg.
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Postby MrsGeorge » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:04 am

It has made such a difference to me teabiskit, i would thorough;y recommend it! It has helped with my balance, my ability to walk without looking a staggaring drunk (a little). it's certainly worth a try!
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