Thursday, October 1, 2009
No, I'm not telling him to chill out. I'm talking about chilblains. (I looked up the Wiki article link, but it had a gross picture on it. Now, how many of you are going to look it up?...) I was talking to a friend down here a few months ago and she was telling us that she gets chilblains and she explained what they were. It's where your extremities - usually fingers and toes - are sensitive to the cold and blood vessels get inflamed and cause numbness, itchiness and pain. For the few weeks before that, I had a really sore toe (the one next to the big toe) and it was really sensitive to touch, and sure enough, that's what it was. My doctor said that it could take up to 6 months to get better, but it might also get worse, and sure enough, the next toe down is sore now.
I thought it might get better after a month in the US summer, but they've gotten worse since being back home. Stupid cold Melbourne weather.
Now my toe can't go to the market...