Hi Mrs Shinngles
I hope that you don't have a clot and that tablets help with the problem. The stockings are a wonderful fashion statement - there is your smile for the day or at least your hubby's. Sending hugs.
There is always a SMILE
in your day,
you just need to find it!
It seems to be a common trait amongst a lot of CPer's, and it does not discriminate against sex or age, edema. One thing I have kept from all my hospital stays is the compression stockings, they may not be the latest fashion statement, but on days when you wake and the swelling has begun on they go to try and limit the amount of swelling. On days when I know the temperature is going to be high they stay on for days ( except for showering ) and boy it is a good look in shorts and thongs.
The worst anyone could do is remain idle when the swelling takes hold, the legs need to be moving so the lymphatic system drains the fluid away, and if you do sit down keep the legs elevated higher than your waist line.
hi grappers.i did not realize that fluid retention in the legs and ankles could be caused by medications.i have suffered this for years and not one doctor has said anything to me.i see what you mean when you say that this sort of thing is common with chronic pain sufferers.how r u today?
chronic migraines and headaches for over 25 years.
chronic facial pain due to allergies
irratable bowel syndrome
chronic upper tummy pain
I have had a few very rough days, thankfully am on the improve today. I am also going to see my pain specialist for a review today. My baseline Jurnista has been increased to 36mg by my GP, I am expecting today's appointment will see another increase or a different drug for my base relief.
My husband and I have been married for 30 years on March 5th and we are going away to celebrate! We are flying to Adelaide, followed by a trek to Melbourne, doing a bit around Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, The Great Ocean Road and where ever else we find ourselves! We leave on March 2nd and fly home March 10th.
By the time we depart I am hoping to have better pain relief and to maybe even have less days of vomiting!
Mrs Shingles: you really are having a rough trot. Your town sounds as though it has awesome facilties, lucky you on that score! I sincerely hope you do not have a blood clot or any other awful thing. You are in for some hot weather over there today so keep wearing those lovely stockings!
Hope everyone else who is having a rough old time at the moment improves soon.