I woke up this morning to a Freeze Effect & Frost Advisory warning on my phone, courtesy of the weather channel app. No doubt about it, it’s cold outside!
I can feel it in my toes.
No, really. I can feel it in my toes.
Two years ago, when the “polar vortex” swept the planet, I got a slight case of frostbite. Otherwise known as frostnip. The freezing of body tissue.
I admit, I didn’t have proper boots. They were cloth like, and very susceptible to cold and water. I stayed outside longer than I should’ve, on account of wanting to make the best snowman my son has ever seen. I can’t make a snowman to save my life!
So of course it was cold. My feet were freezing for over two weeks before I realized they were numb, and starting to pull blood at the tips. I became concerned at that point, and jumped to the obvious prognosis. Diabeetus.
I thought I heard somewhere that a symptom of diabetes is blood spots on your toes. So I googled that shit; all the while, my feet were colder than my son’s ice pack. I just figured it’s a polar vortex; erryone’s feet is freezing, suck it up sweetie.
I could take no more, and went to the hospital to get it checked out.
They told me I had frostnip, bordering on frostbite. The doctor prescribed an anti-biotic and salve. My toes went back to looking normal.
But when it’s cold, like it is now, I still feeeel it in my toes. They are freezing, even with fuzzy socks on. They still go numb.
The way I see it, I just need to move to somewhere warm. haha 🙂