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Seriously, since the return trip from the honeymoon every thing that could go wrong has. My car died and I spent all my money on the honeymoon. So the car just sits. Kay and I are taking turns having a cold and respiratory stuff. Can't get my INR (blood test for clotting ability) regulated and we can't figure out why, except for the antibiotics, steroids, inhalers, and other meds all of which plays havoc with the coumadin. My coumadin dose changes every week. I have begun tripping over air. A new and unwanted talent.
Latest doc checkup is: Onc sent me for a PET scan. Should have results today. I complained to my Primary doc that my feet were so swollen I couldn't get my shoes on. The Lasix was apparently not doing its thing. He check both feet, scratched his head, poked my feet and legs in 100 places, scratched his head again and then proclaimed I have lymphedema of the feet and legs. Okay for once I am shocked with medical info. Just when you think you have hear it all....geez
I have taken a diuretic for over 5 years because my feet get swollen. The swelling decreases a bit during the day, but mostly I thought "when you get old you start to look like your mother" Mom has feet like russet potatoes. I stopped the Lasix since I obviously don't have edema and went to my friendly massage therapist where she drained my feet and legs with massage. When she was done (after 2 hours) my shoes no longer fit; I kept walking right out of them. So now I see her once a week and the car will continue to sit. On the way home bought new shoes!! I also bought a small (36 inch) trampoline to start rebound therapy, which is mini jumps and bounces to help increase my circulation of blood and lymph. Imagine my fat butt jumping on this thing and being able to trip over air. I fall or come close to falling so much when I get the trampoline out the cat runs and hides under the sofa. It sure is a sight to behold.
Don't get me wrong. Life is still fun and I wake up each morning thanking God for all the good things in my life. I still thank Him for giving me one more day to become an expert in solving rare and little talked about challenges. Ain't life grand!!
take GOoD care