Monthly Archives: September 2015

The first time

I went today to the pharmacy where they all know me, and my bare feet do not get me thrown out.

After picking up the items I needed, I went to the cashier to pay. The cashier was a young guy who has been there for long time, and seen me quite a lot. Till today he never asked me about being barefoot, today maybe because there was no one else waiting. he asked what is the reason for my going barefoot all the time, I told him about my back problem, what doctors told me, and how by going barefoot I got rid of most of the pain, and how wonderful it is to walk barefoot. He surprised me by asking if I know that shoes are the problem, and if we did not have shoes this problem would go away.

It was nice to meet and talk to someone who knows about the subject, and agrees with the barefoot idea as a way to solve problems in the feet, knees, and back.

In the two years of walking barefoot, and getting all sorts of remarks, this was the first that understood, and did not think I am crazy.

I enjoyed talking to him, and hope to find more like him.

Problems

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Sometime shoes do protect

We all want to see more people changing from shod to bare feet. It is in our advantage to have more people that would love the barefoot life style, like we do. But there is something we should all be aware of…

While you know how healthy you are, and what is your limitation in regards to walking barefoot, trying to get other people to even just try it, is a bit dangerous due to the fact that unless you know that person really well, you may not know What is their health status, and they may not be aware of things they should.

Not too long ago, I met this nice co worker, and we became good friends. We met a few times in places other than work, and he always seen me walking with bare feet in the supermarket, in other stores, And everywhere we met. He never said anything to me about it, until one day, I came to his home bare feet as always, and he asked me why am I always barefoot. I did my best to explain to him all the health reasons, my solved back pain problem, the fact that there is no law against it, and so on, and that is where we left it.

Not too long after that, while at work, there was a big commotion, and I seen an ambulance come, and that same friend was picked off the floor where he collapsed, and was treated right there, for diabetes shock, where he took his insulin shot, but did not eat after. I could not talk to him right there, but I was hoping he did not start going barefoot, as a person with diabetes, can lose all feelings in his feet, step on a glass or nail, and never feel anything.

When I could talk to him again, I told him not to try the bare feet, and he did not understand why…. I explained this to him too.

Two weeks ago, my friend was taken to the hospital, where one of his big toes, was amputated as a result of gangrene. I feel bad for him, but this was not my fault.

If you inspire someone to go barefoot, I hope you succeed, but please make sure you find out what ailments does he suffer from, or you would feel very guilty if something happens to him as a result of your inspiration.

I would from now on, be very careful, with telling people to go barefoot, and if they suffer from diabetes, I will caution them and use this story as a warning.

amputated toes

Walking without the big toe, is a hard thing to do, you can lose your balance, and fall

Take care of yourself, don’t dismiss diabetes – it is an awful sickness.

 

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My resolution for this year was?

Around New year 2015 I wrote a post regarding my resolution for this year, and what I would try to accomplish in regards to my walking barefoot.

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At the time I tried going barefoot in the snow, and within five minutes, my poor toes turned blue, and sent me running back home, to warm my poor piggies.

My first walk in snow – what happen?

I went to a doctor for a check up, and telling him about my attempt to go barefoot in the snow, I was told I should not go barefoot at all, and especially in snow, that I would hurt myself, and it is not healthy for me. More then that he said my circulation in my legs is not too good, and not to try it again.

I did not try the snow again, but I sure am still walking bare feet, and enjoying every second of it. Not too long after that, I visited another doctor for a different reason and asked him about my poor circulation in my legs, and he checked and came back telling me he has no idea where did I get this info. regarding my circulation, but there is nothing wrong with my legs or feet, and my circulation is as it should be for my age.

It looks like this first doctor was just an anti barefoot person, and as podiatrist hoped I will come for his special shoes which he told me about, and can make some profit on me.

This winter my feet will be ready to try again a walk in the snow, and I am working them hard, to make sure they will be READY. I will never visit that first doctor again, and happy I may be able to fulfill my resolution as I promised myself.

It would be another victory to my bare feet, and I would have pictures to prove it, when the time comes.

in snow

 

 

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