Beauty Is In The Foot Of The Beholder

 

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I am very self-conscious about my feet.  They ain’t pretty.  Even with the most magnificent neon color polish, they turn heads – in a yucky kind of way.

Yet, here I am posting pictures of them for all to see.  Am I crazy?  Well, yea, but there is a point to this post.  Keep reading and try not to cringe at the photos.

 

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This is the “face” of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Thanks to the most narcissistic orthopedic surgeon ever, my left foot is now straight.  I hate to admit that this, “I am the God of Feet” pompous, swollen-headed, dingle-berry of a doctor, did a great job.  As brilliant a surgeon as he is however, I will not have my right foot operated on by him.  Ever.  Jerk.

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I hope you are not eating while reading this…

As a result of not wanting to go under the knife again, because the recovery was one from the deepest infernal regions of the universe, my feet don’t match.

One of these feet is not like the other…one of these feet just doesn’t belong…

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You should see how simple it is to find shoes that fit both feet.  After the fusion, the newly operated foot is now longer that the right foot.  Fun times!

So what is my point?  

My point is that someone out there finds these mis-matched arthritic footsies of mine, sexy!

Let me prove it to you.

Here is a comment left on an old post of mine where I featured my feet:

Hello. I just want to tell you I really enjoyed this blog post. I hope you don’t mind that I tell you that you have very beautiful feet. I have a foot fetish with a preference for bunions, and your feet are very exquisite to me. I hope these comments flatter you, your beautifully unique feet are very sexy. I hope you continue to post pics of your feet 🙂

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There is a God

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64 thoughts on “Beauty Is In The Foot Of The Beholder

  1. Oh my God! HAHAHAHAHA! Oh gosh, I think I’m scaring the neighbors.
    This is hilarious and wonderful and I think you should totally just own it and toss your hair but also double check your locks tonight.

    So… I can’t say this on my own blog because I don’t know how much this guy reads but there is a guy out there on the interwebs who created an entire collage of me…….. like……… a “sexual infatuation Aussa Lorens collage.” And he sent lots of photos of it to me and it’s pretty awesome if I’m honest. Until you get to the vagina part. What the ever loving eff. So yeah– I feel ya on this one!

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    1. OMG! What the loving eft is right!! I got so worried when you got broken into also. It is freaky to think about the crazy people out there. You almost have to be paranoid these days.

      Anyway, hopefully both our “admirers” are harmless guys just enjoying themselves. Cross my fingers and distorted toes that this is the case. 🙂

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  2. Haha! But oh, man. That surgery must have been painful. What I want to know is, has the surgery helped with the arthritic pain, any? I have bunions. And there’s no way I’ll be doing the surgery anytime soon, unless I’m crippled first.

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  3. Thoughts are swirling through my head. First of all, it is so brave of you to post this. The important thing is, those feet are able and willing to take you where you want to be, right?

    My mother in law has rheumatoid really bad and she had the feet done 25 years ago. I remember little rods sticking through her toes. She said she wouldn’t do it again, same for the one hand she had done. I have a bunion that is getting worse. Nothing like what I’m sure you live with, but getting to the point where it sometimes hurts if I walk too long. I’ve been on and off the fence about surgery. What do you think?

    Finally, I’m sure there are plenty of guys who would find you sexy for all sorts of reasons, but the fetish comment guy?….creepy.

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    1. Hello My Dearest Peg! 🙂 The arthritis in my feet occurs all over so the pain did not go away after the surgery but it looks nicer. Let’s face it, what’s important here…

      Oh, I had those rods sticking out of my toes and freaked everyone else out. I now have screws on the inside that hold the fusion. I sympathize with you MIL. I had both wrists done and that wasn’t so bad.

      The thing about foot surgery is that you have to be completely mentally prepared to accept the fact that you will not be walking for a while because the healing always takes longer than the doctors say. Why do they always lie about that? In your situation, since it sounds like you have bunions but no other factors – the surgery will be less complicated and your recovery time may be a lot less. In my case they had to take me off all the RA meds before, during and after the surgery and that’s what did me in. Did me in as it was, HELL! This is why I can’t imagine going through it again even if the surgeon is nicer. If they put me in a comma for 6 months after the surgery, then maybe I would consider it.

      Yea. Bob the foot fetish guy freaked me out at first. Did you see he commented on here? He seems like a nice enough guy and as long as it’s all innocent, then let him be. I hope. 🙂 Thanks for your kind words, Peg!

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  4. In French we have an expression: “You need a bit of everything to make a world” – the foot fetishist is a brilliant illustration of that!

    I also have to say, I have cursed my feet (they’re pretty big) so many times, especially now I live in Asia, (also known as the land of tiny feet where no shoes fit me) but I clearly have nothing to complain about. I can’t even imagine the frustration of having unmatched feet – and the pain from the arthritis!
    This is also when the simplicity and practicality of the flip flop is unmatched.

    And also, you’re awesome for finding the funny in this situation. I’ve only just blogging met you (is that a thing) but you definitely rank high in the hierarchy of awesomeness.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Celine! So nice having you here. That must be tough to have big feet in China! We all have something about our bodies that we are ashamed of or just simply not like. It is what it is and all we can do is embrace it and find the humor in it. I’m just glad there is someone out there that finds my feet exquisite. 🙂 🙂

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  5. Double Bam – the arthritis and that Quack. 😦 Both of my sisters-in-law have had their feet “done.” One flew through the recovery without any major problems, the other was in agony and hated her doc so found another one. Am wondering if you, too, found another surgeon, would it be worth it? (do you have less pain with your post op foot, are more ambulatory. etc.) than before? I feel for you dear teacher.

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    1. Poor sister-in-law that was in agony and hated her doc. 😦 That sounds just like me. The surgeon was such a jerk and knew that he was the “Foot God”. He did not care about me as a person – at all! He just loved to admire his brilliant work. I have yet to find another surgeon because I can’t imagine going through it again. Though the operated foot looks better, it is not pain free. Is it less painful than the other one? Not sure. I just know I can’t be on my feet for very long and have pain on a daily basis. That’s what the Sangria is for! 🙂 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Ponymartini! I debated it but I had done it in an earlier post and thought I would get it out there again. Spreading awareness of RA is something that needs to be done for the benefit of patients and their families. I like to think of myself as badass every so often, so thanks for the compliment! 🙂

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  6. My darling friend. Like you, I used to have major foot issues. Not body issues. Just foot ones. Until I dated a guy or two who absolutely loved feet. I found that it can be quite the erogenous zone (seriously, who knew?), but that there is beauty in everything…in the eyes of the right beholders. Now? I don’t worry one bit about how I look in open toed shoes or flip flops. In fact, I prefer them…and I have these awesome guys to thank. As you know, I rarely leave links behind unless it’s one of Susie’s parties, but you’d mentioned on my last post that you’d like some clarity on the matter…so here’s the post I wrote about my own experience. http://wp.me/p2FkOM-in

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    1. Just read your post on this topic! I love how you make everything (even if it appears super freaky), erotic and acceptable. As you always say, there are no limits to exploration. 🙂

      I have to work on embracing my deformities! Someone likes them, right? 🙂 🙂 As always, you rock! 🙂

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        1. Kitt, I just want to say I love that article you posted. Your feet are very lovely, I couldn’t imagine anyone not finding them sexy(Yes I like feet without bunions as well). You both seem like very sweet and beautiful women and I am really enjoying how increasingly open-minded to the subject you are becoming, Maria.

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  7. Ha ha! Did he/she leave a number? You should start a new online business with mismatched shoes, like those bikini shops that sell tops and bottoms separately. In all your spare time.

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  8. Hello Maria, how are you? I was the one who left the comment some time ago, and I am very flattered you decided to post about my comment. I want to clear some misconceptions, I am not a stalker and I am not some bunion-fiend. I am a regular person like all of you with a certain kink. I found your original post through Google and I just wanted to compliment your under-appreciated feature that I found very alluring. You nailed it in your prior post, I do love “curvy” feet, and your feet are very beautiful in my eyes. Additionally I want to apologize for creeping all of you out though and I’m sorry you deal with the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, Maria.

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    1. Hello, Rob. I wondered if I would see you here. Thank you for your kind words. Glad you understand how they may be perceived as a bit creepy to most. If your comments are genuine then I thank you for your concern and appreciate your compliment. 🙂

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      1. Yes, my comments were 100% genuine. Yes I knew this particular fetish is very taboo and honestly I post under a pseudonym because I am a little embarrassed to be known as the “bunion fetish guy”… but I had good intentions and just wanted to say something kind about your lovely feet. I am glad I got to raise your feet-confidence a little bit and I hope you flaunt them off a little more 🙂

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  9. There are some twisted people in this world, but I’d say this person is pretty awesome. We all need people to admire the bits of ourselves that we don’t like. I feel awful for ever complaining about walking pain now. You have an amazing sense of life, Maria.

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    1. Yes, I will take the ‘compliment’ as twisted as it may be. 🙂 Don’t you go feeling awful on me, now. I LOVED virtually walking with you on the Trace and could relate so well to your foot pain. I cherish every step I can take even with the pain. 🙂

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  10. Oh Maria…feet are such strange things aren’t they? I hate my feet but when I had a torn ligament in one, the pain of which lasted for almost 18 months, I realised that I took them totally for granted. They get me from A to B and who cares what they look like?
    I’m blown away by your ‘friend’s’ comment…yowzer… 😮
    You are a beautiful lady…that’s all…
    Have a great weekend 😎

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    1. We do take our feet and bodies for granted until something happens! I appreciate every single step I take and consider it a gift! I prefer them ugly and functional than pretty and useless.

      Every time I read the comment I get more weirded out. The person meant well, I think. Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy all the flowers around you!

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  11. Feet are only good for walking. That comment is funny. I hope you find many beautiful shoes that look cool mismatched. That’s what I’d do.

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    1. I own a couple of ugly Crocs that cover up all the ugliness of the feet, but some of them are even uglier than my feet! 🙂 In the warm weather, I will be letting them ‘lose’ more and making sure they get a good tan. Ugly feet with a tan makes for not so ugly feet. 🙂

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  12. I have monkey feet… size fifteen feet with long toes I could peel a banana with… I just posted a picture of them, and did that funny post a while ago all about them… they ain’t pretty, but I love them… they take me on adventures.

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    1. YES! I remember commenting on your feet! I thought my son’s size 14 were big! It is what it is, right? My feet take me on adventures when they decide not to hurt, otherwise my wheel chair takes over the job! I don’t mind being carried and fed grapes to also. 🙂

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  13. You realize you’ve just forced that commenter to go out and buy a high end color printer so he can save those pics for all eternity.

    Ay foot docs with the skill but not the personality?

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    1. Yikes!! You are so right, Guapisimo! Ewwww. Who in the right mind finds bunions exquisite? Ay, Dios Mio! To each their own and ‘in the eye of the beholder!

      I am wishing you the usual Friday Foolishness and that the foolishness lasts through to Tuesday! Enjoy the long weekend, Señor! 🙂

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  14. I like the comment, it’s sweet. 🙂 Also, your post is very well written. The pictures are perfect. I really enjoyed this, though I am sorry about your feet. Especially if they hurt or are hard to buy shoes for.

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    1. Thank you, my dear! The comment is sweet and a bit creepy but I’ll take it! I am glad you enjoyed the post and pictures. I was hesitant about posting the pics but this blog is about my life and they are very much a part of me. Rheumatoid Arthritis is not fun to live with so you have to find humor in all! 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

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  15. Cimmy has terrible cracks in her heels… I am trying to figure out what will banish them forever, especially since she likes to go barefoot, as I do, but her feet just dry out more than mine. She’s not particularly fond of applying anything to the cracks regularly, and I’m not sure what to try next.

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    1. That can be painful! I am not a barefoot kind of girl. I need the support of shoes and custom made orthotics. But I do LOVE to bury my bare feet in warm white sand! Ahhhh! Visualizing this right now…

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    1. That’s true, Mark. Only creeps are looking at feet anyway, right? I steer attention towards my lips and this one eye on my gravatar, when I encounter people. :). I hope you and the real Mrs. B have a wonderful weekend!! Watching baseball and playing golf, perhaps?

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      1. The real Mrs. B and I have a full and fun weekend planned, Mrs. B. We are actually taking Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle to Bark Night at the Syracuse Chiefs’ stadium tomorrow night. Yay, live baseball gone to the dogs!

        Your one-eyed gravatar is quite captivating, Mrs. B. I can’t keep my eye off of it. The left one. 🙂

        I hope you and the real Mr. B have a wonderful weekend, too. Happy, happy!

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    1. Can you believe the comment? It was so freaky to read. I felt as if someone was watching or following my feet all day long! I wonder if he/she will comment on THIS post. I used foot fetish as one of my tag words, hmmmm.

      At this stage in my life, I’ll take any compliment I can get – even if it’s about my deformed feet! 🙂 LOL on your fleshy feet! 🙂

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  16. I was just grousing over my feet, which are not beautiful. Thank you, Maria, for being you. 🙂 There is a God and He is with you! Um, that comment was flattering though (and scary as Brittany mentioned).

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    1. Thank you, sweet Linda! Que sera sera, right? I gotta live with these ‘beauties’ as they are always reminding myself that it could be worse! Perhaps someday, if I am induced into a comma for at least 6 months, I will get the other foot done. But, I suffered so much during recovery because I had to be off ALL my R.A. meds while it healed and…yea. NOT GOOD. 🙂

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  17. OH MY GOD, that COMMENT!! HAHAHA I would be so…flattered and frightened at the same time!? I hate that you had a terrible experience with your first surgery, but who needs identical feet anyway!? As long as you can get from point A to point B you’re doing it right!

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    1. Muy bien, mi favorita estudiante!! 🙂 The Spanish is perfect even if the content is a…lie. LOL. I am in desperate need of a pedi and THEN I will showcase my badass feet! Hope your weekend is filled with cook-outs, puzzles, chocolate and lottery winnings. xo

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