Hi Tony, it stinks with this foot business. And yes, it is very painfull to say the least. I also have problem legs and know all about
the swelling. I wear the compression hose which helps alot, but I cannot wear them in the Tx heat, just too hot lol. I take a diurectic called Bumex, much stronger than Lasix, but have to be careful or it gets the kidneys. I have had my legs swell so big that the fluid seeped thru the skin then turned into sores. The day I was fitted with the hose they were huge and we watched water spots pop out on the hose. That too is a very painfull condition. Sometimes it seems like there is no escaping pain for us.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Swveral other health issues just not enough roo to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.