Oh my goodness Connie,
I am so sorry to hear about your hip dislocating, what a awful way to awaken!! I am glad you got to come back home.
Marks edema has gone down, I had him elevate his legs mostly,and take his meds. We also limit the sodium.
At the nursing home I work at, we elevated the legs and apply the ted hose in the morning, take them off at bedtime. They are also taking diuretics as ordered by their physicians.
It sounds like you are doing what you can do for the edema. The support hose are a good idea, though teds do a better job.
I know it is a big help to have the laptop, have fun playing with it. I like new toys also!
Take care, HUGS!!