Believe it or not, I've never posted on any forum before. I was an avid visitor to aol chat rooms, until their demise. My point: please let me know if I followed protocol with this post. I'd greatly appreciate it.
On with my questions:
I have been suffering edema in both legs & feet for about a year and a half now. The attacks seem to come at random (every 5-6 weeks), and it takes up to 3-4 days of laying with legs raised to reduce swelling (which gets bad-feet have "bubbles" on top that measure at least 2-3 in).
I realize that as a result of my injuries I'm not that ambulatory, but I can stand w help & walk to kitchen. This being said, I thought clots at first, but unless I'm chock full of clots at this point, I was wondering if these attacks could have something to do with my CES? The only reason I'm a tad frightened tonight is I've been having unique sharp pains behind L calf & R thigh (hoping not clots).
My surgery was recently cancelled as a result of pulse oximetry reading of 93/94 & a + DDimer test (not the most reliable of all tests). They were looking for a PE which they didn't find & after 3 x rays, the CT, & 2 days they released me without any answers for low oximetry readings-or for edema--but they sent me off with a load of Rx (antibiotics, steroids, inhaler).
I apologize for the ADHD version: so to wrap it up, does anyone know if CES can cause low pulse oximetry readings &/or be the cause of the attacks of edema?
I look forward to getting to know y'all & for the chance to help when & where I'm able.