Sunday, 20 November 2011

New stocking

Last week I recieved the first of the new stockings. Like last time I ordered it with a pellot sewn into the stocking on both sides of the foot, near the bones. I hope you can see it on the picture, it is with the inside out. The pads take up some room in the shoes but it's not too bad. It makes a big difference for me as it maintains shape where the pads are. This only shows without the stocking on of course so one could say "what's the point", but to me it's a point. Without these pads my ankle would be enormous and this is an area prone to growing hard, which I really don't fancy. The stocking is from Medi. I am not sure how I like the black. It is more in-your-face but perhaps a little less Nora Batty, don't know... What do you think about colours on compression stockings? The black are definitely more practical reg. dirt.

I've managed to sell these long fancy boots I can no longer wear. They were so gorgeous. And expensive. I only got to wear them a couple of times before Lymphedema started. Even though I feel that letting go of them is accepting that I will never be able to wear them again, these boots are still worth a fair bit and they won't continue to be so I figured I'd try to sell them and use the money for new clothes at the style consult I have coming up. I was meant to go November 12 but they cancelled and rescheduled me to mid December. I sold the boots on an online marketplace a little like eBay but on a smaller scale. I got 500 DKK for them (91USD/57GBP) so I guess that was allright.

At the same marketplace I recently got these new jeans. Never been used, but I only payed about one third of the original price. They fit reasonably but there is a difference to see on the lymphedemaleg. Maybe over time if my leg get a little smaller they will be better, but I do use them. I seem to wear my jeans out relatively quickly because of all the cycling – the saddle tears.

19 people have voted in the dietpoll so far. It is indeed very interesting – have a peek at the score and please vote if you haven't already. It's overhere to your right.

I thought I'd share some fine words I came across the other day:

"It's impossible" said Doubt.
"It's way too dangerous" said Fear.
"It's also unnessesary" said Sensibility.
"But do it anyway" whispered the Heart.

It's sweet, isn't it? Have a good week, everyone.


  1. Hello

    I am a lymphedema therapist practicing in Toronto, Canada, and came across your blog when I was looking for more of the voices of the people with lymphedema.

    I wonder if I could link your blog on my website,
    By doing this, I believe that more people with lymphedema and lymphedema therapists can connect and share what they are going through, what could be done, etc...

    Thank you.

  2. Hello Akari,

    by all means, please do! Thank you for linking to my blog.
    It's good if professionals and patients can share information and learn from each other.


  3. Hello

    I've set the link.
    Hope this will help connect people with lymphedema and therapists!

    Taka care :)