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January 18th, 2007 at 11:33 am

in my hands and legs/feet is bad. Always has been. I have real slender hands and legs/feet and ice cold. When I was 17, a doctor told me not to start smoking because I had bad circulation in my hands. I always wondered why I could play tennis for three hours, then tap a fellow player on the shoulder and have them scream. It was like whacking them with a popsicle. Was great fun at the lake. I could lay my Bride of Frankenstein hand on someone's toasty back and watch them explode. I have to wear gloves earlier than most, and shoes all the time. Socks to bed and warm my hands before picking up babies. This time of year, they are especially cold. This is the only time they really feel cold to me personally. The last couple of years, I had these great lined boots that keep my feet and legs warm. But I sent them off with DD to college this week since they are even colder and icier. Yep, you definitely will sacrifice for your kids. So now, my tootsies are cold. I've been debating on spending the money on another pair of boots--that is if I can find anything. But winter isn't very long here. I just got home from an appointment and I think Hubby wants to go to the basketball game again tonight. Brrr. Maybe I will double up on the socks. Find the long underwear. Recently, I have had tingling occasionally in part of my left hand and forearm. My brother uses both hands for different things, and I find myself using my left off and on. So, I thought maybe I pinched a nerve or something. Until someone mentioned circulation. Rats. Guess I will spend a little money and go to the doctor and find out what is going on. My mother found out that she had an extra joint in her leg vein that caused her to have bad circulation in her legs. I have been trying to take care of my arms, hands, legs and feet so that I won't get the same problems she had. I hope this isn't something that will morph into a bunch of tests, but I need to take care of myself. By the time my brain grew up, my body is giving out. Rats.

3 Responses to “Circulation.....”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    Hmmm, well keep us updated. My dh has the same thing. His fingers are always blue too. Doctor says he is fine, just circulation, but it freaks me out. Mr. Icey hands!!!

  2. kashi Says:

    Land's End has some great boots. I got their Extreme Squall Boots for Christmas, and they are awesome.

    Hope you get the circulation thing figured out...you aren't diabetic, are you?

  3. JanH Says:

    Thanks Kashi, I'll check those out! No, I'm more on the hypoglycemic end of things. I think it might be the extra joint in the vein thing. I must have inherited it. But thanks for asking. I'll double check with my doctor just to make sure that I don't need to be retested on the next visit. Been a very long time since I had one of those glucose tests.

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