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Motown John
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 475
   Posted 3/14/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Saturday p.m.
 
Hello everyone:
 
I have a lot of same problems that have been discussed here. 
 
But I have one that I have never heard discussed.
 
My feet have grown in size.....not in length, but swollen....I have not walked on them in years...(in a electric wheelchair).
 
Anyone else have same problem?  I was prescribed a pill which brings them down for maybe a day or so.
 
Anyone else?
 
John
DX'ed June 21st, 1987
 


Gretchen1
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   Posted 3/14/2009 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi John,

What does your doctor say about this?  I am guessing that this is a bit of edema from being sedentary.  The act of walking helps to pump blood back up your legs.  The pill you mentioned is probably a mild diuretic.  I know you are wheelchair bound but is there any excerise you can do? 

You might try to have Robin gently massage your legs while they are elevated.  Also, if you have access to a pool (you may be unable to do this due to mobility) that can help.  For some reason the counterpressure from the water helps.  Try to avoid salty foods.  Watermelon and celery are mild diuretc foods than can help too. 

Some people take a mild diuretic all of the time to alleviate mild edema.  Edema can be uncomfortable.  Ask your doctor how to manage this and make sure he knows how often you have it. 


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.


Motown John
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 475
   Posted 3/15/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Sunday a.m.
 
Good Morning, Gretchen:
 
Thanks for input.
 
But you know what?
 
If expanded feet are my only problem.....I have no problems.
 
John
 
 
p.s.....I just finished placing an  order for some shoes with expandable closure laces.
 
...and having my Robin massage my feet.....not so bad at all....turn down the lights...romantic music...
 
 
DX'ed June 21st, 1987
 


Gretchen1
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3539
   Posted 3/15/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   

John,

You are amazing.  You are quite an inspiration.  You love life and it truly shows.  Thanks for being here.


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.


Motown John
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 475
   Posted 3/16/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Monday p.m. yeah yeah yeah
 
Good afternoon, Miss Gretchen:
 
Thank you for the nice compliment....
 
John idea idea idea
DX'ed June 21st, 1987
 

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