Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Unexpected bonus

I was rather tired yesterday, and my legs ached a bit.

This morning, I noticed that my normally-swollen left ankle wasn't as swollen as usual.  I was surprised.  My main vein in that leg is completely blocked with scar tissue from a DVT and embollism some years ago; it doesn't carry blood any more, and the secondary veins find it hard work.  Consequently, blood tends to pool in my left ankle, and it has been noticeably larger than the right for some years.

I got on the scales.  I was 3 pounds lighter.  Walking 5 miles has really helped release my retained fluid!

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