Day 8 – 07/09/22 – The Blister Has Sisters!

Last night, after getting into the RV and removing all of my gear, I checked on my feet. Both were pretty swollen. Yesterday I noticed that the original blister, which had started to heal, had other new surrounding blisters. As I was walking yesterday, I’ve got to admit, with each stride, it was pretty painful.

After doing some research and being concerned of the risk of infection, I decided it best to take the time and let it properly heal. There are several future days ahead where the walk route has long and steep inclines. I need to be at my very best to do that. We decided to drive back to the Fallon truck stop where we could be closer to the everyday conveniences where I could get medical supplies instead of being out in the middle of nowhere.

I wouldn’t normally post images of my feet, but subscribers have been asking for pictures, so here you go. The image on the left was when the original blister first appeared on Day 2. The one on the right from Day 7 shows that it almost doubled in size. This second image shows improvement after being treated for a day and a half using castor oil.

Left image shows the blister when it first started on Day 2. The right image was taken the morning of Day 7 after treatment with castor oil.

Last night, my brother kindly put an order in at Walmart with some medical supplies and some pairs of Dr. Scholls Men’s Advanced Relief Blister Guard Over the Calf socks. We picked them up on our way back to the truck stop. I wore the new socks today and they are much more comfortable than the compression socks I was wearing.

Tomorrow is another day. Like that famous quote from the movie Forrest Gump, “When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.” This is the time for me to heal.

See you all tomorrow!