Yes, I know that some people do not like to talk about toes but, do I have one, a story that is.  It seem that I can no longer count to ten on my toes cause I lost one.  Right foot next to my great. Three years ago I had my dog out for her little visit and I looked down and saw what I thought was dodo , I was in my bare feet as usual, I checked to see and low and behold there was something sharp.  I asked my husband to look for me and he said it looked like a thorn or something.  I told him to pull it out, he did, it turned out to be a needle!!!!  You see I am a quilter and it seems that one got into the carpet. One hour later I was so sick and off to the ER.  It seems that I had blood poison to the knee.  I spent all summer taking meds to try to save the darn thing. So a word to the wise if you are a diabetic and have neuropathy in your feet do not go bare foot.  My whole life has been one stupid thing after another, you might say that it most certainly has not been boring, just ask hubby.

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TXColter
Jun. 1, 2008 at 12:33 AM There was a girl in our neighborhood who lost her toe getting a "pump" on a bike. You know when one kid sits on the handlebars and the other kid rides them around?  Anyways she didn't have her shoes on and one of her toes, I'm guessing one of the big ones, got caught in the spokes and she lost it completely...... so, everyone should wear shoes all the time!

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NicoR
Jun. 1, 2008 at 12:35 AM

Wow!!! What a funny, sad, so close to home story.  I am so sorry you lost your toe, but I am really encouraged and enlighted(one might say) that you seem to ok with it.  I'm sure you miss it, but you seem to be in good spirits.  I too am sometimes prone to the "What was I thinking, I know better than that" episodes.  Best of luck... just think of the cool stories to tell the kids. 

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Greatma
Jun. 1, 2008 at 10:27 PM Well, that is a familiar story! Many years ago, my grandmother stubbed her toe, and didn't go to the doctor, it got infected and she had to have her leg amputated!!! She was also a diabetic!
I always think of her when I decide to take off shoes!! Since I am a diabetic too, I am a bit cautious about my feet!!!!

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micta...
Jun. 23, 2008 at 10:20 PM Oh no!  I just knew it, at the beginning of your post, that you had diabetes.  Too many people neglect to take care of themselves and don't take the proper precautions they should.  I'm so glad it was only a toe and not more!

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nanas...
Jun. 23, 2008 at 11:25 PM A lesson well taught. I have since had an ulser that took seven months to clear up. Do wear shoes and socs now, even though they are orthopedic tennis shoes, got wide feet on top of every thing.  My life is just not simple.  Got to laugh, saves the day, and my mind.

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gilly...
Jul. 1, 2008 at 7:21 PM oh my - I just cringed .... sorry about your toe.   My mother was a diabetic, so I have to watch what I weigh, I'm getting up there in weight - its come on slowly ... and now I have to get rid of it soon!

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nanas...
Jul. 12, 2008 at 3:06 PM Hey thank everyone for  your posts. Want to hear another about the diacetic thing.   was everyone elses history I was the first one in my family to be diag..  My mother two uncles and a aunt and sister was found to have it.  Just another of lifes little mysteries.

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