View Full Version : Best laid plans ....

05-20-2008, 02:05 PM
In my quest to prove to stinky face that the plaquenil isn't working. A few days ago I stopped wearing my compression socks...which usually spells trouble.

I swell up by the second day and can hardly walk by the third day.


It's been 5 days and no swelling and no increased pain.

I think I out smarted myself.....and I may have to stay on the stuff.

Okay Okay I'll say it...perhaps it is working for me. Darn it all to heck and back. We'll see...give it more time.

05-20-2008, 02:36 PM
So does that mean no sock jewelry? No canklets? No entrepreneurship?

I am glad Plaquenil left your water logged legs at the pool....and you are giving it more time. Atta girl...


05-20-2008, 04:48 PM
Oluwa....what it means is I can wear my pretty summer sandles :D

Which means I can wear my toe rings! And if I luck out and that silly specialist doesn't remove my toe nails :shock: I can paint them :)

All weekend and today I've been wearing my spring shoes and my summer sandles. I could hardly wear them at all last year...usually by 11:00 am my feet and legs would have started to swell, and I would have to put on my compression socks and my busterbrown sensable shoes. Which doesn't go at all well with a pretty summer dress.

This may sound silly...but I've missed being able to dress up for work. I know I cant where heels any more. I found great shoes that support my feet and they're really cute too...but the swelling was making it impossible to wear them. For the past year I've either had to wear my buster browns or my sneakers, or my house slippers....that's it!

I'm still working out (gently) and I'm finally losing some weight. I'm really really praying that the swelling is under control. If plaquenil does that much for me then woohoo. Sigh I hope this stays.

05-20-2008, 05:17 PM
That's a funny story - I guess even though it didn't work out the way you expected - it's great news and reason to CELEBRATE! I'm glad to hear the plaquenil is working for you.

I just need some sunshine, so I can break out the sandals!

05-20-2008, 05:29 PM

It's cold and misserable here, but I've been wearing those thick hot compression socks for far to long...it's time to air out the tootsies.

I really dont wan't to jinx myself, but I really should have puffed up like a balloon over the weekend. This is the first time in over a year that I haven't swollen up.

05-21-2008, 07:41 AM
SITC..Maybe when you air out the tootsies maybe the fungi will resolve and take root on a Birch Tree.

If you have to remove the nail, you can always glue a fake on to your skin or perhaps just paint a fake one on....an idea..

SITC...they should be able to resolve the fungi issue. Remove it as the last resort. You need your nails to protect your digits...

Good for you on working out and congratulations on the weight lost. Losing a pound or two is a big task with IT..the steroids, the pills, the fatigue, the pain,the slow paced life...good for you...Woohooo!


05-21-2008, 08:00 AM
Dear Sits In the Corner,

It was a big blow to me when I realized I couldn't wear high heels anymore. I felt a little less like a woman. I guess maybe that has to do with the brainwashing I received as a young woman. I felt I always had to wear heels and nylons for work :( :( .

morning star
05-21-2008, 10:33 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one that cannot wear high heels anymore :mad: , I just sold them all in a garage sale last weekend. My knees and feet can't handle them anymore. I get like this burning pain sensation in my feet every so often and before I started plaquenil my feet felt like I was walking on broken marbles or something and it hurt so bad first thing in the morning. My knees are the problem the past few days just achy and popping, I have to walk really slow and turn slow or I feel like my knees might just give way.... :x

05-21-2008, 02:10 PM
Hey, Everyone, Don't know exactly where we can find them, but I just read an article (in the Seattle newspaper) about how shoe designers have finally learned that this particular generation (or several groups of them that are the current carriers of the cash) is more demanding of their shoes. They (we) want them to be stylish, attractive, but supportive and comfortable. Companies like Easy Spirit have been trying to do this for a while, but their "dressy" shoes are somewhat limited. The "big" designers are supposedly on the bandwagon now. They are making pumps and other "dressy" type shoes with more cushion and styled for better support of the feet and legs. They mentioned some of the designers, but the names escape me now. Anyway, I would guess we could find such things in the better department stores. They equated the new attitude to combining sports shoes with designer heels. I would really like to see some of those. Since we all seem to be either mourning our inability to wear heels any longer or wearing them and suffering, I thought you might want to be on the lookout for these new breed of shoes, as I am.


05-21-2008, 02:12 PM
Sits in the Corner (or Susan #1),
Congratulations on the skinny feet!!
Show off those tootsies!!

Susan #2

05-21-2008, 02:34 PM
First off....

High heels are gone, yes, but fashion is NOT dead. Especially for spring and summer.

As Suzique said, there are lots of shoes stores out there now that have gotten a clue. I have several fashionable spring and summer shoes that offer me good support but are as cute as a bug's ear, and a couple of pairs that are down right hot babey :)

Globo has a little red patton leather number that is soooo comfy and very attractive.

There are other places that sell shoes that you can easily remove the insole and put an orthotic in :) and I do!

They just need to smarten up for fall and winter. I need a sleek sexy boot and shoe. But for now all I have are my buster browns. The search continues.


My poor toes. I think it's a medication issue. Unless this doctor puts me on another drug that wont conflict with what I'm already taking, then it's off with the nails :(

And last but not least...

I came up with a rash this morning on my hand :(

It looks like the same rash that was biopsied from my arm a few months ago. I'm going to see my doc on the 30th.

05-21-2008, 03:12 PM
If they remove your toe nail...ask if they are going to remove the matrix, it's the root of the nail. If not, it will grow back...


05-21-2008, 03:18 PM