Thanks for that Mick, made me chuckle again.
Ive still got a bit of a way to go before the scarring of my heel blisters fade completely. The others have healed nicely but I have got a bit off excess bursa or fat pad, under where the bad ball of foot one was.
I managed a Munro baggin trip the other weekend, did three in two days, up in the snow of the Cairngorms.
I'd like to carry on doing long distance fast backpacking and may be self persuaded to give an E to W crossing a go some time, but I am now concerned about my feet on these type of trips. The blisters pas painful as they are, I can cope with, but after my return from RHB my feet swelled up within 48 hours, so badly that the returning blood supply was partially cut off. This caused immense pressure in my feet every time I lowered them from the elevated position. It felt like they would burst, and lasted seven days before subsiding as the inflammation retreated. I was told this was a dangerous complication and can lead to the muscle dying.
The only other time my feet have swelled up similarly was after my return from the PW.
I am fairly sure it is down to multi day high mileage, I never have the problem after a single 80 odd miler non stopper.
Anyway enough of all that, hows your thinking going with you know what?