The days have been allright but the first two nights was a challenge. I've been going to bed around ten, waking up at 1 with toes going numb and pain at one of the bones, walking around, back to bed, up again, ending up sleeping some hours on the sofa with one leg hanging out, leaning on some items on the floor. Last night was really good as the bandages was sitting a little better and less tight at the ankle. It was wonderful to have a good nights sleep.
My leg is making progress. I don't feel it has made a world of difference yet, but my therapist is quite happy. I guess it takes a little while to mobilize the fluid and get the various players in this going. It does look better though and the tissue is much softer and wobbly. The Mobiderm bandage underneath the shortstretch bandages is very effecient.
|Some of me in my wrapping outfit.|
I am wearing my wrapping gear which is my ancient but much loved Scholl trekking sandals (have had the strap on the one sandal made longer) and very widelegged hip hop pants. Doesn't look all that flash with socks in the sandals, but that's just too bad. I am not really much out and about anyway, this week I have arranged three days working from home/time off where I go home and stay there after treatment. It's too much hassle with the stairs (I'm on the 3rd floor), too cold with sandals and I feel akward. I don't mind at all though, I am indeed a homeperson, and I have lots to do, in fact I'm a bit behind with e-mails and other things on the computer, not to mention domestic work.
There are now ten votes in the diet poll. One dairy, four salt and five "diet doesn't seem to matter". If you haven't voted already I should be ever so grateful if you would. You can have a peek anytime and see the score. You will find the poll to your right. Thanks.
I've added a link to the Lymphedema Shoeguide. It is www.duoboots.com. I've known about this shop for years, even before Lymphedema, but for some reason I forgot go put it on the list. Sorted now. They make individually fitted boots for wide calfs.
The new pump arrived today and the timing could not have been better as I will be on my own reg. wrapping and draining during the weekend. I am going for a session Friday morning and then again Monday morning. I am planning to pump when I sometime Saturday take the bandages off, then put on stocking with bandages on top, and then pumping and wrapping before bedtime. Same procedure Sunday and perhaps a pumping session early Monday morning before therapy. I'm looking forward to get started with the LymphaPress.