Thursday, March 09, 2006

New Shoes

So I've been having some problems with my back as of late...a pain right next to the shoulder blade. Mostly I ignore it, because I'm lame that way. Anyway, recently it has started to spread down my left arm, through the elbow and the thumb. Ouch. One night, I couldn't sleep because of it. Well, only little infant babies have an excuse to come between me and my zzzzs, so I decided to finally do something about it. What to do, though? Go to the doctor? The chiropractor? Physical therapy? All good options, with me leaning more toward the chiro or the PT. For no real reason other than I had to make a decision, I chose to start seeing a chiropractor for this. So I've been going for a week and a half, and it's somewhat better. Not ALL better, but on its way, I hope. I don't know at what point I throw in the towel and move on to PT or regular medicine, but I'll stick this out for a little while.

Well, one thing they say is that high heels aren't so good for your back. Now, I KNOW that, but now that they might be coming between me and my zzzzs, maybe it's time to pay attention to what I know. It's hard when you're only 5'4 3/4", wishing so much you could claim to be 5'5", or actually be 5'7". Sigh. So, yesterday I went to get a new pair of shoes. Shoes that I could wear with jeans or work pants, that are somewhat workish looking, but not high heeled. Not super cute fun shoes that hurt. (fun does not = pain, I know that...but they can be SO CUTE!) What I wanted, however, was the pair of super pointy shoes that the woman next to me was trying on, though of course she said they hurt already. Why is it that cute shoes=pain? It's just wrong. I almost bought these shoes as well, (cute, but still not super high heels, so a good idea...) but I will wait until at least payday. The chiropractor gets the rest of my money for this month.


Autumn's Mom said...

I'm happy to say that I get to wear comfy sneakers to work every day. It was so hard for me to find a good comfortable that looked decent with a nice work outfit. I can tell you it's very EASY to find a nice comfy sneaker or flip flop!

Pony Storm's Ride said...

Good news, possibly: Your back problem could be rectified by altering your computer setup. It is the UPPER back-neck aspect of this ailment that leads me to suspect it is computer-posture related. Recently I was afflicted with something very painful and similar, and it cleared up almost overnight when I moved my mousepad slightly, and raised my monitor 3 1/2 inches.
So :) your shoe-wear options may need not be restricted after all.