I don't know what I was thinking

I went to my clinic today to see my GP. I was just there for test results but I brought a laundry list of other conditions and physical problems.

Lets call a spade a spade. As mentally ill people we may not get the top doctors or the best medical help sometimes. But one of the things I talked to my doctor about was a lingering case of athletes foot. (It sounds sexy, don’t it girls? Doesn’t it just make you want to jump my bones?).

Usually, I am pretty well dressed and groomed. But today when the doctor told me to take my shoes and socks off I was mortified when the doctor pointed out and commented that I need to wear clean socks and cut my toenails.

Now, my socks were freshly washed and didn’t smell bad at all but when I walk in my kitchen in socks they just get dirt stains a little at a time. I always figured they were OK as long s they had no holes and were freshly laundered. But once she pointed it out I saw her point. I had just bought new socks in addition to my old socks and so I threw out all my old socks when I got home.

Lesson learned.


New avatar confused me for a minute Nick. Shout out to Sgt Peppers!

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Ok ur approaching this right. I too would cringe but I’m not gunna lie they didn’t think of it in a “oh he’s unkept it must be a mentally ill thing” I honestly chalk this up to being a guy like me. Don’t worry too hard n u already took care of ur end of it

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I used to walk around in socks too. but even bleach at double dose never removes the ground in sock dirt.

(gotta use slippers for that)

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My son’s socks look like I never wash them, no matter how often I buy him new ones. He doesn’t have a mental health issues, he’s just a guy.


I really don’t see what was wrong with your old socks as long as they were washed in hot water with enough laundry soap and dried thoroughly. They should have been ok to wear. Do the same with your new socks.

Another important thing is what do you do with your feet? You need to wash your feet with soap and warm water thoroughly getting between the toes and all around the foot. And dry the foot completely with a clean, dry towel. Drying between the toes too. Then apply any medicine that the doctor has ordered and cover with clean, dry socks.

I have a bachelors of science in nursing degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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