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fluff - FEET, awesome or awful?

What do you think?

Feet are adorable! Toe rings and nail polish = cuteness.

or

Ew, they creep me out! Feet are yucky?

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feet are gross...except for my kids feet, until about the age of 4.

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My feet are not pretty. I have stubby, mushroom-like toes. They are not cute, I will polish them to look somewhat normal.

Feet in general are not my thing.

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Feet are gross unless they are on small children, MY children, or animals.

It's my biggest challenge in all the yoga I do....SO MANY FEET.

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I agree, feet are gross (except for babies).

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I like my feet. Nice arches, good nails, I keep them well pedicured. I do get grossed out when I see people with rough, cracked and peeling heels or huge bunions etc. Ick.

Toe rings are a little..........1992 to me, as are ankle bracelets. My husband has kindov ugly feet, but I love him anyway Smile

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Depends on how nicely pedicured they are Smile

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"Potter75" wrote:

I like my feet. Nice arches, good nails, I keep them well pedicured. I do get grossed out when I see people with rough, cracked and peeling heels or huge bunions etc. Ick.

Toe rings are a little..........1992 to me, as are ankle bracelets. My husband has kindov ugly feet, but I love him anyway Smile

Bunions suck. I have one, inherited, not caused by bad shoes. I have to get it fixed and i dread doing so. It really bothers me when i exercise. I think the pressure of it against my sneaker causes my foot to get poor circulation or something. My mom never got hers fixed and it just got worse and worse and deformed her foot worse and worse. Getting it fixed scares me though...the long time off of my feet, and what if it doesn't go well and I'm in worse shape than i started? I'm going to go back to not thinking about it.

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"KimPossible" wrote:

Bunions suck. I have one, inherited, not caused by bad shoes. I have to get it fixed and i dread doing so. It really bothers me when i exercise. I think the pressure of it against my sneaker causes my foot to get poor circulation or something. My mom never got hers fixed and it just got worse and worse and deformed her foot worse and worse. Getting it fixed scares me though...the long time off of my feet, and what if it doesn't go well and I'm in worse shape than i started? I'm going to go back to not thinking about it.

Kim, I had a bunion removed 7 years ago and I will not lie, the recovery was not easy. You will need at least 4 - 6 weeks to heal, closer to 6. You need to have an ice boot for the swelling and you have to use it lots throughout the day. Some bunion removals are combined with an osteotomy with a k-wire fixation, so ask about that if you see a podiatrist. It helps to increase your range of motion in your toe joint after surgery but the incision is longer and you have this thing that looks like a crochet hook sticking out of your foot. As soon as possible you have to start doing your home physio exercises or you will heal stiff and not be able to bend your toe properly. So, now that I said a bunch of bad stuff the good news is that if you do all that stuff you will be able to walk free of pain and discomfort and wear the shoes you want, though 5 inch stilettos still won't be recommended Wink

I like me feet, even with my scar. Average or maybe a bit narrow in width, good arches (I wear orthotics for arch support), good toes, nothing gnarly or scary looking. My toes all go down in size from big toe to baby toe - no usually long second toes or anything. Yeah, I'm a bit of a foot snob and get pedis whenever I can. HOly $hit it's a blizzarde outside!!!!!! Anyway, the only thing I have right now that's new and is fugly is the psoriasis on the inside of my heels, but when it subsides you can't even tell.

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Feet gross me out when they are gross. When the foot ortho is at my office on Wednesdays I'm pretty grossed out the entire morning until he leaves. I see screws sticking out of toes, wounds that are healing poorly due to diabetes, actually had a patient's skin from his leg/foot area peel off and fall onto the floor. GROSS GROSS GROSS.

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I think women's feet are generally fine. I rarely see any that gross me out. But most men's feet are...ew. Dry, hairy, funky shaped. I just don't think most men should share their feet with the world that often. Smile

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"SID081108" wrote:

I think women's feet are generally fine. I rarely see any that gross me out. But most men's feet are...ew. Dry, hairy, funky shaped. I just don't think most men should share their feet with the world that often. Smile

I am sure many times this is true. However, DH's feet are a lot nicer than mine.

ETA - this is because if I am not going anywhere I tend to go barefoot whereas DH wears shoes all the time.

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Yeah you don't know how badly i want the end results but going through that whole process....ugh. And you know i've heard stories about bunion surgery that cover the entire spectrum. Some who had great experiences and some who have had such terrible awful experiences. I do think I want to do it at some point, but i may wait until Cecilia is in school at least. I'm tempted to go back to NY to have it done because i know a woman who had it done there who had an excellent experience and I would like to have the same doctor. Around here, i don't know of anyone who has had such a positive review and that frightens me. But the thought of traveling to get the surgery done, and getting back home also sucks.

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Yeah, with little ones I'm totally not thinking about getting the other foot done any time soon. It is fine right now - nothing too noticeable in terms of bunion size, but the joint hurts. It's inherited for me too, plus 20 years of soccer was hard on my feet and knees. I want to run again, but I'm worried it will make my knees worse. It's snowing AGAIN. ****e.

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Y'all are funny. I knew feet would stir up some ick.

My mom has awful feet but I was blessed by the good feet fairy. I am thankful for that all the time. She had the double bunionectomy with the hooks years ago. Awful.

For a real treat I will splash out a pile of cash for a really great pedicure. Given where I live, few people will ever see my feet as it can snow randomly in the summer, But I love it.

Toe-rings and ankle bracelets are tacky or way too hippy for me, but I was trying to come up with other ways to adorn one's toes.

Smile

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I got this amazing french pedi for my wedding and I kept showing my feet to people, going 'you like my toes? aren't they pretty?' I even made the photographer take a pic or two

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"KimPossible" wrote:

Yeah you don't know how badly i want the end results but going through that whole process....ugh. And you know i've heard stories about bunion surgery that cover the entire spectrum. Some who had great experiences and some who have had such terrible awful experiences. I do think I want to do it at some point, but i may wait until Cecilia is in school at least. I'm tempted to go back to NY to have it done because i know a woman who had it done there who had an excellent experience and I would like to have the same doctor. Around here, i don't know of anyone who has had such a positive review and that frightens me. But the thought of traveling to get the surgery done, and getting back home also sucks.

KIm I had always heard that it was a very painful surgery....but just recently (like in the past week, strangely!) I've talked to two women I know who had it done who said it wasn't bad and that it was the best decision that they ever made???? Maybe docs are getting better at it??? Smile One said something about going to a podiatrist vs. a surgeon. I didn't understand what she meant, maybe you will. Either way, good luck with the decision

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I don't think about feet enough to have formed an opinion. My hubby does have gross feet though, the top of his toe was chopped off by his brother when he was a kid so he had a skin graft put on, but the skin was taken from an area that grows hair so the top of his toe has sprouted a randome hair or two over time.

I don't do pedi's, I can't justify the cost or the havoc DS would cause on anywhere I went to get one once he got bored.

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"Potter75" wrote:

KIm I had always heard that it was a very painful surgery....but just recently (like in the past week, strangely!) I've talked to two women I know who had it done who said it wasn't bad and that it was the best decision that they ever made???? Maybe docs are getting better at it??? Smile One said something about going to a podiatrist vs. a surgeon. I didn't understand what she meant, maybe you will. Either way, good luck with the decision

I don't know what she means either...maybe a podiatrist that does surgery? As oppose to a general surgeon? The woman from NY that i referenced also talked about her experience like it wasn't really that bad and I'm thinking "oooh, i want HER doctor". I'm thinking the drive and a bit of recovery time at my parents house will be worth it if I feel confident in my doc!

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A podiatrist did my surgery. I really liked her, being a foot expert an all. Instead of being under a general anesthetic I was heavily sedated instead and my foot was frozen with local injections. It took about a day and a half for the freezing to wear off. That's the part you need to be pretty well-medicated for - when the freezing starts wearing off.

My doctor has treated me for other foot problems, like a neuroma, and made my orthotics.

My pixelated feet: