Compression socks and dresses . . a new fashion statement?
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Grrrrrr, I was just about finished with writing my blog and then something happened with the computer and it is lost. So I am going to make this one shorter.
I went for a walk today, my first one in many many weeks. Only walked for 30 minutes because I am still having problems with my feet and an ankle. Have painful heel spurs in one foot, and an inflamed tendon in the foot that just healed from the fractures. My ankle is always swollen from the blood clots I was diagnosed with in January, and a bone chip, even when I wake up in the morning. It gets worse as the day goes on. I wear compression socks every day now, but co-workers cannot see my fat ankle as I am wearing slacks. Not sure what I am going to do this summer though when I want to wear dresses and capris. My podiatrist says there is nothing that can be done for the bone chip since that happened years ago apparently when I sprained my ankle really bad. The podiatrist I had at that time didn't catch the fact that there was a bone chip. Guess I'll schedule an appointment with the vein center, but my hematologist thinks that the valve in the major vein in the leg may have been damaged from the clots. So if the vein center can't do anything, guess I am just going to have one fat ankle!
I wonder if I can start a new fashion fad with wearing dresses and compression socks! hmmmm........
Time to stop feeling sorry for myself, and am looking forward to getting in another walk tomorrow. It's a step (no pun intended) in the right direction.