As well as Cerebral Palsy I also have quite poor circulation. My feet are always a wonderful purple or grey colour (I won’t gross you all out with a photo) and the only time they look my normal skin tone is when I’ve just got out of bed or the shower. I don’t know if this is connected to my disability or not. I keep meaning to ask the physios but I always forget. It wouldn’t really matter anyway. I’d still have both at the end of the day.
My poor little toes are usually always cold so it’s a rare day that you’ll ever see me without socks, sometimes even two pairs. My friends and family love it though because I must be the only person who loves getting loads of them at Christmas.
One year my boyfriend found what I think could well be one of my favourite inventions ever. It’s so good it has to be up there with the thermos mugs that help me carry tea round the house…he got me a pair of microwavable socks! Yes, you read that right, socks that I can heat up in the microwave. How amazing is that? He was really proud of himself for finding them and I have to admit that I was pretty dang imp
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I know that these might not be suitable for everyone to use. I am not a medical professional so I cannot suggest when anyone else should or should not use them. Therefore I can only speak of my personal experience with these mircowavable socks and the post should not be used as a replacement for medical advice.
Given that they have lavender in the bottom to make them smell all nice I can’t walk around the house in them but they are awesome when it’s snowing outside or I’ve spent too long in our stone floor kitchen. They stay warm for ages too which as far as I’m concerned is a bonus.
My hands don’t do particularly well in the winter either. My fingers often go an interesting shade of grey or extra white. This causes quite a problem when I’m out and about because it’s harder to grip my walking frame if the gloves I wear are too thick, but the thinner ones don’t protect me from the cold as well as I’d like. Often my hands end up going numb, which makes it harder to hold on to the walker anyway. Usually I just grit my teeth and wait it out until I get back inside and make myself a huge cup of tea to warm my hands up on. Strangely enough, I don’t have a problem with that.