Hi there, IMISS is back again. I just started physiotherapy officially (not just walking endlessly in my neighborhood/hospital grounds for the past 5 months). I found it to be nothing more than a deep tissue massage, which I've had much better at regular spas. Anyway, trying to keep an open mind about everything!:) The only strange event that occured since I left physiotherapy on Monday, I began to notice that my feet have swollen. I don't mean like a stubbed toe or anything, I mean, google edema (of course once i found out what the word was myself lol) and whoa!!! That's what it looks like, I have balloon feet, that are very painful and feel like they are going to explode, but I don't touch them out of some paranoid fear that they might actually do that!
I called for a gp appointment, and was lucky enough to get in to see him at 1150 uk time, and I am hoping there is an answer as simple as the internet, which is...keep your feet elevated above your head as you lay down, and besides my mandatory walks to keep from muscle stiffness, I've been following that internet advice ever since I read it. No reduction in swelling, and it seems to be moving up my leg. Yikes. Fear. Sigh.
Anyone ever been through the fear? No medical advice wanted, just wondering if you have your own stories so i don't feel so alone.