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What's up, Doc?

Fluid retention. A known side-effect of the meds I've been given. That'll explain the elephant feet, then. Another summer and no chance of me wearing my strappy sandals.


I suppose they'll keep till next year.


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Jul. 11th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear.

Drinking more water (bizarrely) might help. You'll spend your life peeing, but your ankles may go down...

What meds? Why? Must catch up...
Jul. 12th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
Naproxen, a muscle-relaxant painkiller. Helps with the sciatica, of which I've just suffered a second attack.

I've already accustomed myself to drinking more water as part of the diet (no visible results yet, I'm afraid), but I'll see if I can't uo the intake. The more I have to pee, the less time I have to spend around Jobsworth.
Jul. 12th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
Bummer. *hugs*
Jul. 12th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)

Yes, it is a bit...I'm so sick of wearing trainers all the time, but with my swollen feet and ankles, they're the only footwear I can adjust enough to feel comfortable in. Oh well.
Jul. 12th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)
You don't get to wear pretty sandals? Oh no! But I hope the meds work and you get better!

I got a new shoes icon ::points:: If you can't see the pretty on your feet, you can at least see cartoon-pretty in my icon. ;)
Jul. 12th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
That's certainly a very pretty icon -- just looking at it makes me feel better already! ;-)
Jul. 14th, 2006 01:45 am (UTC)
I agree with Cass about drinking more water. And the plus side of less time around Jobsworth makes it seem even more appealing an idea. Hope the sciatica subsides quickly, sweetie. I can certainly sympathize. Take care of yourself.
Jul. 14th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
Hey, Jude! Nver mind me, how are you doing? Are you still taking things easy, or have you gradually gone back to being as busy as ever?

Hope the sciatica subsides quickly, sweetie.

It already has, for now. The problem with this sort of thing is that it has a tendency to come back again and again; and because the pain is excruciating in a full-on attack, no amount of time off work can make up for it. I was off for a couple of weeks ty efirst time; thanks to stronger medication off for a week last time, and both times I've welcomed the chance to go back to work. Time spent house-bound isn't my idea of fun.
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