Tuesday, August 25, 2009

But a Diaper and Jello Cubes Away From Adult Day Care

Had a check-up with the Orthopedic SPORTS Doctor today for my foot. I was determined to NOT see a podiatrist cuz that just sounds old. And I am avoiding "OLD," I know it makes no sense. But we all have our insecurities. And seeing old people doctors like podiatrists? I am avoiding.

Did it do any good? Attempting to escape old age stuff?

Uh no. You can't fool Mother Nature!

Because this is what my orthopedic SPORTS doctor said "well, the only thing you can do from here is blah blah blah and wear sturdy shoes.

Gulp. STURDY SHOES?? STURDY????


Sturdy shoes comes second in the list of words you NEVER want to hear as a female. Second only to "STURDY GAL." Right up there before having to stay at places with the word "paradise" in them.


Sturdy shoes are the gateway to canes and girdles and bedpans! Oh my!


And even though I will NOT be wearing sturdy shoes EVER, it was a cruel cold reminder that my designer heels do in fact have an expire date. And that date is sadly in the foreseeable future.


sigh. bye bye shoe closet :(



Hello future.


17 comments:

Jillybean said...

You could always try "bedazzling" the sturdy shoes.
Couldn't hurt.

And as far as I'm concerned, you're only as old as you act.

I'm 93.

Counselormama said...

No!!!! This is like when I went to the doctor and they said my blood pressure was bordering "Pre hypertension" WTF?

Kristina P. said...

Oh, this makes me so happy.

You with your orthopedic shoes, and me with my Jamie Lee Curtis haircut and minivan.

dede said...

just think of all the money you will save - you only need like 2 colors to match all of your clothes - and you can start putting some $ away for your hearing aid!

Mega8815 said...

HaHaHaHaHaHaHa! That's rather shitty... but I'm sure you get fashionable 'sturdy' shoes.

Good luck!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Oh my. Those shoe pictures are tragic. The only thing missing from that collection of sensible footwear was Earth Shoes.

Kathy B! said...

No way, peewee. Not you. Nope. I don't believe it for a minute.

I saw a woman the other day walking with a cane and she had on very cute 2 inch heels. She had her makeup on, and her hair done, and didn't look like she got into a fight with two cats in a bag of polyester.

That's gonna be us.

seriously? said...

Oh, those shoes are lovely. With modern technology, I am sure they are making all kinds of fashionable yet "sturdy" shoes. In fact, I think Jimmy Choo has new line coming out...

Kris said...

peewee, I'm placing an order for you from the Sears catalog...would you prefer the ankle high nylons, or the knee-hi ones so they can droop and bunch up around your ankles? Either style looks great with the shoes you chose, so its really just your personal preference.

carin davis said...

I am so depressed~
the pictures did me in!

rychelle said...

are you sure he didn't say *sparkly shoes*? like silver glitter converse? i'm sure he must have said *sparkly*.

peewee said...

YES! YES! Rychelle...my hearing is OBVIOUSLY going too! He DID say sparkly!!

YAY! I AM FREE!!

Rychelle, let's all reserve our spots at Adult Day care together so at least we can go out laughing!

2busy said...

Oh, I want to cry for you. I love pretty heels. I think with a little searching you can find stylish comfortable shoes. (Notice I didn't say "sturdy")

Hit 40 said...

OMG!! You better not be wearing those orthopedic gray velco shoes!!!! I will call the fashion police on you. Don't they make them in some kinda hot red color??

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Yep, this is what happens to people who
a) do yoga too much
b) tease people about peanut butter

it's a sad, sad thing. Go for the tan ones. They are hot.

peewee said...

Wow Sara...you sound kinda Butter...I mean BITTER.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

If you need someone to take all those pretty shoes off your hands so they're not a sad reminder of your advanced age, I'm willing to help you out. I'm a size 7-7.5. I'll take the shoe rack too....because I'm nice like that. ;o)