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Old 10-12-2007, 03:59 AM   #21
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Hi mcawthon

You are on to it ( the Rolls Royce of Socks)
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:02 AM   #22
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Hi Matia from the beautiful paradise of Wanaka - are you near the Lake and Puzzling World?

The Opossums you refer to are they the possums that were imported to NZ from Oz and have now become pests in their millions? Our Australian indigenous people used the possums for thousands of years to sew together possum skin coats to keep warm - so it sounds to me like the NZ'ers are being very creative and sensible dealing with the overpopulation of possums in this way. Go fer it!!
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:26 AM   #23
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id rather have socks made from these disgusting like rats( as you say ) than have sore feet
Honest, I wasn't being sarcastic or anything, I honestly could not wear these socks, just the thought of where they came from. It really has nothing to do with how good they could make my feet feel, it's the fact that I am terrified of mice, rats, and possums, I actually stop breathing when I come across one. Irrational yes, but a very real fear and something that only seems to get worse, never better. As a child, I used to hold mice, yet the older I became, the worse the fear grew. My ex used to yell at me when I would scream when seeing a mouse, "You'll scare the kids!"

Tis true, possoms are pests wherever they live, they get into your pet food, they wander on your porches, they are forever found dead in the street. You have to warn your kids to keep away from them because they could be diseased and on top of it all, they are about the ugliest thing ever.

I did click on the link and the clothing is very nice, even the socks looks very comfy, BUT, I would know. I wouldn't beable to touch them if someone told me what it was made from. If I didn't know before hand, it probably wouldn't matter, but the minute you told me I had possum socks on, I probably would pass out!

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Old 10-12-2007, 10:08 AM   #24
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the possums in new zealand and the opposums in north america look very different and are from different orders.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:56 PM   #25
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and not oppossums....

Yes you can find them at times at the Bigger Box Stores...I've usually found mine at Wal-mart, BUT where they are displayed varies from store to store, or what phase the moon is in....

Look in the footwear section or the pharmacy sections [usually 'tucked'] on the aisle ends... Their [medi-peds] website states they are available in black as well as white, but, I've not seen them yet. They run about $3-5 a pair, far better than diabetic specialty socks costing 3times that -and which I find usually have a very tight sock top band. Since I've edema at my ankles, I've found the medi-peds to be the least tight at those super fussy 'spots' on my feet/ankles.

Good luck finding them! - j
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:42 PM   #26
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Sorry Joe, I researched it and this is what I found:

http://www.americazoo.com/kids/opossum.htm

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This one-of-a-kind animal in North America is a marsupial. Marsupials are common in Australia, but this is the only marsupial here. Marsupials have pouches on their stomachs to hold their babies. The kangaroo of Australia keeps its baby joey in its pouch, because a kangaroo is a marsupial, too.

The early Indian tribes named this animal, and English speakers took the name "opossum" from them.

What is the difference between an opossum and a possum?
No difference - just two words for the same animal.
Just what I thought, oppossum or a possum--all the same--huge, ugly looking rat creature--long creepy tail--ewwwwwwwwww Not this time bro, can't fool the farm girl, I grew up with these critters on the porch. You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl! Still love ya though!
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:04 PM   #27
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I'm sorry I don't have that link but my mom told me about it. Also when I was the cleveland clini they talked about it. They actually had a machine and it was of warm sand to stick your feet in. This was suppose to help desensitize the nerves. Trust me I relate as nothing for my pain so far including meds,diet,exercise has helped. The socks were a huge issue and I still feel the best without but on cool mornings my feet go numb so I need them. I have gotten a lot better but the first few days of them were complete hell. I would try different fabric but it may just take time to adjust. Do you live in a climate where these socks are needed?Well for me even now in CA the morning since I'm so sensitive to cold I need them. Also my mom bought me ugs so I don't need socks. The boots are suppose to be worn without so that could be an option.Good luck
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:36 PM   #28
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I buy chennille booties at either Target or Costco, I use them instead of socks. They aren't clingy and I wear them with my roomie box toed Borns. I can't wear regular socks or tennie shoes anymore, I really miss them but the burn is unbearable. Also, I run cold water on my feet in the tub for about a minute and that gives some relief for awhile. As for dead animals on my feet if they killed the pain I would wear them!
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:38 PM   #29
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Daniella,
I'm a guy and I do need socks in the winter. I just tried 3 different kinds of Med-Peds today, including footlest but they are all too tight.
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:58 PM   #30
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MMM lets see. When I was trying on all sorts of socks for me regardless of style they bothered me and felt too tight. I tried short,tall,thick and thin. I'm a thin girl and tried mens but still felt too tight. I know for me a fan blowing on the area even hurts like a gun shot to the leg. For me it just took adjusting and time. I would still rather them be off but know I need to each day have them on so I won't get used to them being off. It may be different for you so maybe ask your doc but for me it was getting used to it again. Kind of like pt its painful now but hopefully in the long run better. Could you start with wearing them for short periods? Do guys where ugs? Do you have edema? No idea why I'm asking just the other poster mentioned and I know when I had edema that made things in my feet painful too so I can't imagine having pn and edema. Sorry not much help but I do understand the frustration and pain. Thats why I moved to ca from mi cause of the temp and my tolerance.
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