“Your feet will bring you to
where your heart is.”
Yes, that saying is so true. Atleast that turned out to be true in my case. Apart from being my favourite season Winters bring along my most hated fright of “Frostbite”. Most of you living in cold places must be aware of this condition and others who are not, I am giving a precise explanation of it below:
What is frostbite?
Frostbite is an injury that is caused by exposure of parts of your body to temperatures below freezing point. The cold causes freezing of your skin and underlying tissues. The fingers, toes and feet are most commonly affected but other parts, including the nose, ears and cheeks, can also develop frostbite.
Signs and symptoms of frostbite include:
1.At first, cold skin and a prickling feeling
3.Red, white, bluish-white or grayish-yellow skin
4.Hard or waxy-looking skin
5.Clumsiness due to joint and muscle stiffness
6.Blistering after rewarming, in severe cases
When I shifted to Canada(which happened to be in December), one thing that always kept my mind disturbed was the extreme cold conditions of the place.Both my husband and I were worried that that my feet would get all swollen up and I will have to see a doctor every now and then as this commonly happened in India.My mother and my In-laws in India, who were well aware of this problem I go through, constantly asked me not to go out and to keep my feet warm at all times. To my surprise, I have been in Canada, Vancouver for two weeks now and I did not get a single blister on my feet nor are they redenned. This feels so good.Apartments here having heating system so there is hardly anytime that my feet are exposed to the cold. Also, we have been going out every now and then, but, every time we step out I make sure that I keep my feet are well covered. My feet have become a bit dry though, but that is fine for me.I try to moisturize them as much as I can. For all the tough times my feet have seen, this dryness is nothing.
Today, as I sat on the sofa and looked at my feet, I felt like they were smiling back at me, happily, thanking me for pampering them so well. Last winters, in India, were cruel on my feet but Canadian winters brought my Happy Feet back.Though I am longing to spend the next in India, my home, with my family but right now what makes me happy are my HAPPY FEET!😊
CHEERS TO WINTERS!