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Serving as a warning to others...

...or, "OMG, that's not sweat!"

I suppose I'm getting what I deserve for slacking off and not using the pressure cuffs or the stockings consistently these last few weeks. While there is some perverted satisfaction in knowing that I've become somewhat Lovecraftian in my middle age (are YOUR appendages squamous and rugose? Huh? Are they, punk?) having to put up with a leg that is oozing lymph fluids is just gross and hazardous to my health, when you get right down to it. Thus it was that I wound up making an impromptu bus trip to the clinic and seeing Dr. S this morning, the result of which was a stern admonition to hit the cuffs and start taking some antibiotics and Lasix, since the strain of trying to get the excess fluids out of my legs has pushed my blood pressure up to 154/94, which isn't good. I'm going back on Monday for a follow-up.

Not much else going on - it's a slow day at work, and I have to say I'm not really feeling up to helping thaadd get Omaha moved in. I may just go home and go to bed after doing some time in the pressure cuffs.


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Mar. 16th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
I don't want to sound rude, but you don't have diabetes do you? That blood pressure value looks pretty bad, and the symptoms sounds like diabetic foot.
Mar. 16th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
You're not being rude; that's exactly what's going on. I've been a Type II diabetic since New Year's Eve 1998, but the lymphedema in the right leg is a recent development, the result of a nasty infection in 2002.
Mar. 17th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)
Man wombat, some of the maladies you suffer from are even grosser than some of the stuff us girls (especially the middle-aged ones) go through. Please listen to your doc and take care of yourelf.
Mar. 17th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
Well, they don't call sloth and indolence mortal sins for nothing, although this isn't quite what they mean by the term.
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