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.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Microsurgery

There has been a comment about microsurgery, it is with the previous post. I knew that it existed, but have never heard of anyone IRL that have actually had it. Melissa, I am very interested in learning about your situation and how it's going after the surgery. I should be so very grateful if you would contact me on thelymphedemagirl@gmail.com
Update: Check out Melissas blog about her Lymphedema microsurgery.

Last week I went to have my leg measured for the new stockings and the Jovipak nightgarment that I hope to get – still waiting for Handicapcenter to get back to me on that. I do my best to keep the swelling down until the stockings are ready, with pumping and wrapping every night.

My new pump, the LymphaPress Mini is really, really good. There is a world of difference to the MultiPress12 I had before. My leg looks so fine and feels so drained after 45-60 minutes in the pump. The pumping really softens the tissue and that way prepares it for the bandages so they can do their job more efficiently.

Check out the diet poll (in the right column) and the interesting score so far.

The picture is of a little cycle/walk path near me, a little peaceful detour I sometimes take on my way home from work. The leaves are everywhere at the moment, there are places where a snowplough would be handy! I guess they will be out soon enough as winter is approaching.