I am a bit late writing this post, but I promised it to Karen! I didn’t really want this to turn into “Ron’s Health Odyssey” and I debated how I wanted to write it. Not too mention that I’ve been going back and forth to the hospital a lot and busy posting my game collection for sale on the BoardGameGeek, but here goes.
After months of relatively ineffectual antibiotic, i’m finally having some luck with occupational therapy treating my leg. it’s the old fashioned way; they’re squeezing my leg like a tube of toothpaste, starting at the foot all the way up to the knee. I stick my leg in the leg Squeezer and lie back and think about Tahiti for an hour. It’s finally shrinking, and it has gone down about 2 inches in diameter in just 3 treatments. I go twice a week, and they’re trying to get me a machine of my own! I would have preferred a KitchenAid stand mixer, but you get what you get in life! There are some minor negative side effects; the skin cracks and bleeds somewhat after the machine, and it itches like mad. i’m also wearing something on it during the day for compression. So I’m getting lighter as well. My OT does lymphatic massage on me to move the fluid through.
I really need my car (or a car, at least) as winter approaches. I also intend to go back to the YMCA to get back in the swing of working out.
I will post more when I get more info about what they will do with me. But for now, let’s celebrate