Thursday, 22 March 2012
Just to check, he measured my leg and then got a concerned look on his face. The measurements had gone up quite a bit on my lower leg since I got this stocking and the nightgarment. The stocking can't hold things back. I might have to get a knee high, grade 1 to wear when at work where I sit a lot. Darn.
I also mentioned my not-so-good-anymore foot to him and showed him. He said it doesn't have to be Lymphedema but could be venous insuffiency. He said that it is not all that common to see Primary lymphers getting it in both legs. I don't know about that, as I think there are many out there with both legs affected. Perhaps most of them have it from Birth. I'm thinking "who cares if it is venous insuffiency or Lymphedema if I still have to wear compression stockings", but apparently with venous insuffiencency one needs less compression than with Lymphedema. Whatever. Anyway, he told me to cut an old compression stocking above the ankle and use it at night for a while to see if that will do it. I haven't gotten around to do that just yet but hopefully I will manage this weekend.