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Martini
01-04-2005, 17:28:40
They are very painful.

They are covered in blisters that keep weeping everywhere, lumps and callouses.

Pity me.

I have to go to work soon, think I'm going to end up crippled by the end of the night :cry:

Funko
01-04-2005, 17:30:39
Cut them off.

Lurker
01-04-2005, 17:34:06
Aren't you the sensitive sort.

Chris
01-04-2005, 18:06:34
Try soaking them in epsom salt and hot water for an hour or so.

Martini
04-04-2005, 18:00:18
Ok, so I think I'm crippled.

Can't actually walk properly anymore because my feet are so wrecked. Do you like hearing details of my pain? Good good.

Massive blister on the back of my ankle that has gone vvv deep and was spurting blood everywhere, now just puss. My ankle has swollen around it and hurts like hell all the time, and I can't put any weight on it.

I don't see doctors. So I need your medical opinions to how likely this is to kill me. Could it be the dreaded Bell's Palsy again???

miester gandertak
04-04-2005, 18:02:37
Is it ankle that?

paiktis22
04-04-2005, 18:04:53
That monkey avatar really fits in every occasion, every replying post.

miester gandertak
04-04-2005, 18:13:16
:lol:

Venom
04-04-2005, 18:15:43
Oooh. That sounds nasty. You probably won't die, but certainly lose a foot. Bell's Palsy type 6a.

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-04-2005, 19:10:40
Originally posted by Martini
They are very painful.

They are covered in blisters that keep weeping everywhere, lumps and callouses.

Pity me.



Do you want them licked? My parents own an elderly Field Spaniel who just loves the taste of blister juice.

Failing that, I'm sure there's some human website that would cater to the human equivalent.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
04-04-2005, 19:46:36
Originally posted by Chris
Try soaking them in epsom salt and hot water for an hour or so.

Try soaking them in hydrogen peroxide for an hour or so. Does wonders for getting rid of germs. Please note: I Am Not A Doctor.

Provost Harrison
04-04-2005, 19:48:12
Or hydrofluoric acid. Does wonders for getting rid of feet. Please note: I did 2 years of a PhD :p

Martini
04-04-2005, 21:02:53
Some interesting suggestions....I am considering advertising them on ebay in case there are some frightening blister licking freaks out there....otherwise, I am at a loss.

Im quite attached to my feet both physically and emotionally so am not too keen to dissolve them in acid at the moment, though if this is as infected as it looks perhaps some maggots will lay eggs soon and eat away the problem for me :)

sleeping_satsuma
04-04-2005, 21:08:58
get some savlon on it woman before you end up with blood poisoning :rolleyes: :)

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
04-04-2005, 22:00:52
Maybe the hydrogem peroxide thing is the go after all. I soaked my hand in it when my wife's ex husband's cat mauled me two Newtonmases ago.

The Mad Monk
04-04-2005, 23:04:27
Get proper shoes.

OldWarrior_42
05-04-2005, 06:38:14
Don't take care of those feet and you will be very sorry down the road. I oughta know. Trust me... see a Dr. Seriously.

Darkstar
05-04-2005, 06:41:15
Definately pop by a medical facility and get them attended to, Martini!

Sir Penguin
05-04-2005, 07:02:07
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
Maybe the hydrogem peroxide thing is the go after all. I soaked my hand in it when my wife's ex husband's cat mauled me two Newtonmases ago.
Did it bleach all the little hairs white? I used to have white hand hair when I worked as a janitor. :)

SP

miester gandertak
05-04-2005, 07:32:59
the white hand hair mystery

Greg W
05-04-2005, 13:43:17
Even if you don't see doctors, go see a doctor. If you don't treat them right, they could get nasty.

King_Ghidra
05-04-2005, 13:44:26
this thread is disgusting

Martini
05-04-2005, 13:53:38
So, I tried calling a doctor to get an appointment...then I realised I am not actually registered with one here. I think I registered at a practice in Sheffield a while back but don't fancy limping all the way over there just to see a doctor.

Wtf do I do? Apparetly the one in Liverpool isn't taking on any new patients. Think I could sue them if I develop gangrene or something? More to the point, how on earth do I run around behind a bar for 6 hours on Thursday night when I can't even walk???? No job and a missing foot....that's just unfair.

MoSe
05-04-2005, 14:01:23
I don't know if they treat a blister in ER over there, but I figure they would at least scan a swollen ankle preventing you to weigh on it.

Lurker
05-04-2005, 14:02:06
You're not very smart, are you?

MoSe
05-04-2005, 14:03:18
do'h was that a X-post? :clueless:

miester gandertak
05-04-2005, 14:04:03
barefooted behind a bar

like in Footers

King_Ghidra
05-04-2005, 14:04:07
true either way

Lurker
05-04-2005, 14:05:37
That was indeed an x-post Mose.

MDA
05-04-2005, 14:11:11
Depending on what you wear to work - wear double socks. It supposedly helps keep the blisters away. My basketball playing friend swears its true. Wouldn't look good with hose and a skirt, though.

Soaking in epsom salts is probably good - hydrogen peroxide is good stuff too. Once you've treated it, try to go barefoot as much as possible so the wounds dry out and scab over. Or you can smear on a layer of triple antibiotic ointment, but on an open wound, that's gonna burn like crazy.

If its very deep, and an angry raw beefy red color, you should go see a doctor or nurse to get it cleaned and treated properly.

...and get a decent pair of work shoes - no high heels if you can help it, those things should have been burned long before bras were.

You should also never take advice from strangers on the internet. :)

MoSe
05-04-2005, 14:16:12
I got a blister under the toenail from too much walking in Hamburg in September...
It became blue for a month.
Now still almost half of the nail is horribly rugged ad slightly raised above the new grown part.
I thought they grew faster....

Martini
05-04-2005, 14:18:06
MoSe, you may have a point, waiting times in A&E are ludicrous but I think its the only way its going to get sorted. Your description of it sounds pretty accurate MDA....it definitely looks worse than last night.

Decent work shoes would be a blessing. Sadly, the 'dress code' where I work encourages the short skirt and fishnets approach for the female staff, and my boots need v high heels to a) allow me to see over the bar and b) stop manky goths looking down my top all night.

Ok, I give in, going to limp to the hospital and hang around with a pained look on my face for a few hours til a nurse takes pity on me.

zmama
05-04-2005, 14:53:27
If you wear boots you can wear a pair of thin socks under the fishnets. Some of the new microfiber socks would help...cost a bit more than regular, but cheaper than blisters and blood.

miester gandertak
05-04-2005, 14:57:28
buy this (http://www.dressings.org/Dressings/spenco.2sk.html)

zmama
05-04-2005, 15:06:25
what's wrong mr g?

Thats was a helpful link!!! ;)

miester gandertak
05-04-2005, 15:17:03
yaaaay i am miester nice guy.
must be the sunny weather and all. those things do work fine.

well i help every girl who works at Footers

MDA
05-04-2005, 15:19:35
Those things doooo work fine?

Martini
05-04-2005, 21:09:18
I have a crutch!!!!!

This is amazing.

Had to wait 2 hours but oh my god it was worth it.

An old woman actually gave up her seat on the bus for me. Wooohoooo!

Taking antibiotics but its worth it if I get to walk (or rather, limp) with a crutch for the next week!

Darkstar
05-04-2005, 21:12:10
Hurray! Relief for Martini! And stuff to help her get better! That's good news.

alsieboo
05-04-2005, 21:13:58
Originally posted by Martini
I have a crutch!!!!!

This is amazing.

Had to wait 2 hours but oh my god it was worth it.

An old woman actually gave up her seat on the bus for me. Wooohoooo!

Taking antibiotics but its worth it if I get to walk (or rather, limp) with a crutch for the next week!

aww, well if you need someone to help you get around, I'm available :p

Greg W
06-04-2005, 00:26:13
Alsie! :bash:

Hormones have a lot to answer for. :rolleyes:

Good for you Martini. Having been a soccer player for many years, another good thing is bandaids. Just whack a couple over the area in question. It won't stop the rubbing, but it will reduce it a lot.

Another good thing would be rubbing a lot of leather conditioner into your shoes, soften them up.

protein
06-04-2005, 00:28:29
Rubbing your crutch is good too.

sleeping_satsuma
06-04-2005, 00:39:57
for future reference Martini, doctors surgeries should offer you an emergency appointment whether you are registered or not. they have a form you fill in which tells them who your usual doctor is, and where to send the notes when they've diagnosed you.

Sir Penguin
06-04-2005, 00:56:34
Originally posted by Greg W
Good for you Martini. Having been a soccer player for many years, another good thing is bandaids. Just whack a couple over the area in question. It won't stop the rubbing, but it will reduce it a lot.
Yeah, I've been using masking tape and paper on my blistered heels recently. It feels sooooo much better. Just make sure that the tape doesn't adhere to the blister.

SP

Darkstar
06-04-2005, 01:40:56
Originally posted by Greg W
Having been a soccer player for many years,

I didn't realise Ozzies called soccer, soccer. I thought they usually called that football. :confused: So what sport is football in the land Down Under? Roo skull kicking?

Greg W
06-04-2005, 01:53:00
I happen to call it football most of the time. Except when I slip. But that's an affectation of mine, not usual for Aussies. When I was growing up I played for Gladesville RSL Soccer Club.

Down here, any of the following can be referred to as football, depending on who you're speaking to:
Rugby League
Rugby Union
Soccer
Aussie Rules (AFL)

The most usual form depends on which state you're from. Mexicans (Victorians) usually refer to AFL as football. New South Welshmen usually refer to League as football. No idea what the crazy Cane Toads (Queenslanders) refer to as football, nor Sandgropers (West Australians), Crow Eaters (South Australians) nor Inbreds (Tasmanians) refer to it as. And we all kind of ignore the ACT and NT.

Mind you, that might be changing some. Checking out Foxsports Australia and the Daily Telegraph sports page, they both refer to football as Soccer. Maybe the message is getting through. :beer:

Darkstar
06-04-2005, 01:58:27
Ah. Thanks for the info!

Greg W
06-04-2005, 02:02:34
More useless information being spread accross the internet. :beer:

Darkstar
06-04-2005, 02:15:35
What? Not porn? What a waste of bandwidth!

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
06-04-2005, 02:33:32
We Crow Eaters generally refer to Aussie Rules as "footy". Not necessarily AFL, since we also have our own state football leagues that are also Australian Rules Football but I think the rules a just a little different.

We also call soccer by it's proper name, soccer.

I wouldn't say we ignore the ACT. We try to ignore it, but they have that damned annoying habit of popping up on the news every day, something to do with government I think.

Greg W
06-04-2005, 02:36:36
Originally posted by Darkstar
What? Not porn? What a waste of bandwidth! You're suggesting that porn is useless? :shoot:

Darkstar
06-04-2005, 02:38:01
Read it again.

Greg W
06-04-2005, 02:39:26
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
We Crow Eaters generally refer to Aussie Rules as "footy". Not necessarily AFL, since we also have our own state football leagues that are also Australian Rules Football but I think the rules a just a little different.

We also call soccer by it's proper name, soccer.

I wouldn't say we ignore the ACT. We try to ignore it, but they have that damned annoying habit of popping up on the news every day, something to do with government I think. I had a feeling that may have been the case, seeing as neither Rugby nor League are all that big in SA, and Aussie Rules is quite big from what I know. But I didn't want to assume.

Damn government, always sticking their heads in where they're not wanted.

Cruddy
06-04-2005, 02:42:30
Originally posted by Martini
Ok, so I think I'm crippled.

Can't actually walk properly anymore because my feet are so wrecked. Do you like hearing details of my pain? Good good.

Massive blister on the back of my ankle that has gone vvv deep and was spurting blood everywhere, now just puss. My ankle has swollen around it and hurts like hell all the time, and I can't put any weight on it.

I don't see doctors. So I need your medical opinions to how likely this is to kill me. Could it be the dreaded Bell's Palsy again???

The only way it can kill you is if it develops into gangrene and your legs aren't amputated.

This is VERY, VERY unlikely.

The good news is... after 24 hours or so it gets less painful, and if you keep walking your feet get nice and tough.

Here's a tip - buy a shitload of ex-military socks, and wear them as outers over your normal socks.

It reduces the rubbing and hence the pain.