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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.
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    When they wanted my dh to wear compression stockings to help with the lymphedema in his legs, he was unable to get them on due to the swelling in his toes and feet. They then gave him some very tight tube-a-grip in the length that he needed from his toes to his knees. This does work for him. However it comes in a large roll and cut be cut any length you need. This may be a possibility for you although it may be very hot also.
    Do what you have to do to take care of you...making a fashion statement is great!!!
    Blessings, prayers and hugs,
    2226 days ago
  • GINNY1215
    Hope things start to look up for you - you have definitely had a rough start to the year. Glad to hear you are able to get walks in. The compression stockings are definitely a fashion DO! Starting in July last year I had to wear them on one leg for 4 months while the other spent it in a series of casts/boots/splints, etc. It can be incredibly hot (literally and not as in a hot fashion trend - though you might pull it off and start something) in this weather. I feel for you and send you my best wishes. Don't ever let it get you down and quit - you are worth all the effort and struggles through your pain to get as healthy as you can. Take care.
    2226 days ago
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