You know you’re getting old when…

You know you’re getting old when you put boots ON at bedtime!

And then you put on your mask:

These photos are from Google images…. because if I took a picture of me at bedtime, you might get nightmares!

Normally I can’t find a comfortable sleeping position when there are boots on my feet; I toss and turn and get tangled up in the covers. So I hadn’t worn the boots in a long time, but my fascia muscles were so tight and painful last night (despite stretching exercises before bed) that I could only relax and go to sleep after I put on the boots!  I have a consult to go to a podiatrist, but my husband pointed out that I would just be told to wear the boots regularly.


If anyone finds a magic wand, let me know, OK?

14 responses to “You know you’re getting old when…

  1. i used to have use a mask like that and i am praying to not have to wear braces on my arms, cuz i am getting old as well!!

  2. Our bodies are betraying us – I keep saying…

  3. No magic wand.. but if hugs were magic.. I’d be offering one right now.

  4. Oh, I don’t think I COULD wear those boots… no… that would totally disrupt my sleep tossing! And I used to DO that mask — but was able to give it up when I lost my weight — and plan to lose my weight again so I don’t end up BACK in one! I know the look though! Horrifying, isn’t it?

  5. Those boots look like they would be uncomfortable. But, I guess not as bad as pain and stiffness.

  6. I have dated a man who wears a sleep apnea machine for a bed. It was annoying and I hated it, but I guess it kept him alive and all…

  7. Never had the boot…just the horribly stylish orthotics in my shoes. I wish I had a magic cure, I would share.

  8. Have you thought about the surgery? My sister had it and it did help.

  9. For the plantar fasciatis I mean 🙂

  10. Maybe you could add a feather boa to the mix to shake things up. Or not.

    At least you can breath properly. It’s good for your health, right? Do you you wake up feeling more refreshed?

  11. Well my friend if they help I would stick with them. I wish I had a magic wand for ya.

  12. oof, i’ve had boots like that, but for broken bits and not for sleeping 😉 sounds uncomfortable :-\

  13. No boots for me, but I do wear the mask and I have for about 12 years.

  14. My mask is a full face mask so I look even weirder.