So, about 4 years ago I started occasionally waking up in the middle of the night with a searing pain on my feet. I swear it felt as if someone mistakenly thought my foot was a hunk of pine and decided to test out their wood burning kit on it! OUCH!
I went to the doctor and he said, "Oh you have diabetic neuropathy." So I say, "Ok, what do we do for that?" "Um, pretty much nothing" HUH?
My doctor told me that basically, 60% of diabetics have this and well, sorry dude it comes with the territory. No help, no medicine, no surgery. nada. except of course the burning.
As if Diabeties wasn't enough. I mean, I know I did not order the package deal so WTF? (can you tell I am a bit touchy on this subject?)
After a few deep breaths and counting to 10 a few hundred times, I realized that this was just another one of the complications that I face having the Bete.
Years later it continues to get worse so about 6 months ago my last doctor, who I no longer see, gave me some medicine to take for the neuropathy that he said would help. Now, I don't drive a forklift at work but honestly, I am scared to work a spoon while on this crap! It made me feel a little like Jabba the Hut (all squishy and blobbish) and I sounded a lot like that guy from Fat Albert (Haybee Buh-Baybee). It was awful and I refuse to turn myself into even more of a blubbering idiot so I guess I enjoy the pain :(
The newest problem is numbness. In between the small grenades going off under my feet now and then there is this wonderful tingling numbness that is going on all day and all night. I told my newest Dr. and he says, "I feel a pulse so you are fine."
So, the day I don't feel a pulse is when I lose all my piggies? Is that how it works? Isn't there some treatment or some way to prevent it from getting any worse? I would love some feedback on this. I am concerned but no one really seems to think its a big deal.
Except the one that has Roast Beef, he is worried!