Over dinner at the first night at the patient weekend earlier this year I talked to Sophisticated Tina and I told her I was ashamed. I think she was telling me that in the Summer she would go swimming in the sea with her little daughter, wearing an old stocking and I said I could never do that. She asked me how long I had had Lymphedema and when I said "almost three years" she said "oh, you are not there yet", meaning that she was way ahead in the process of accepting it/not fussing so much and that I would get there too one day. Her words comforted me but I still find it hard to believe I will ever get to show my stocking. Who knows... If only people weren't so judgemental and if only I wasn't such a sensitive wuss ;-)
On Friday I went to the personal shopper again, stay tuned for more about this. It wasn't as mindblowing as the first time but I did get a couple of nice things of which I have to decide what to return and what to keep. Definitely one keeper, a beautyful long dress that can be dressed up or dressed down according to the occasion.
I have decided to wear the knee-high everyday at work this week, over the thigh-high, to see if it makes any difference. I doubt it as it is fairly loose, but we will see. I am going to see the fitter next month so can discuss matters with him and perhaps order a better one.
I thought I'd share that the sale is on at www.evans.co.uk where they sell very wide fit shoes.
Sorry about the koala bear, he's got nothing to do in this post but when when looking for a suitable picture in my archive I stumbled upon him and thought he was so cute. He is from this post about my Top 2 Australian songs.