Extra Steps in the Morning

The moment I wake up, I am supposed to put these on. 20180213_143601.jpg

They are as small as they look in the picture. They are only hard to get on and off if your swelling is really bad or your feet and ankles are sore from being swollen. My swelling could be from my diet. I still don’t have the water pills yet and my blood pressure is still high even after I take my medication. My blood pressure cuff was not covered by my insurance so they are going to mail me a prescription for the cup which is covered by the insurance that I have. I am waiting to find out when they are drawing my blood for my thyroid test.

My doctor wrote me a prescription for these and I just got them recently. I went to the local medical supply store and it was crowded. I had to be measured in two different places. She tried to get me the best ones she could find that were covered and they only come in two colors. Black and nude. Of course chose black so they would look better with my clothes. Since I have been wearing them, the swelling has went almost completely away. They start swelling the moment I sit up in the bed. Apparently I sit on the bed too long. My ankles are swelling up slowly as I write this but putting the stockings on before you hop in the shower doesn’t make sense because you would have to put the stocking back on after you get out. It wouldn’t be bad if you were pain free when you did it. I do it sometimes.

When I wake up, I check my phone and look for my medicine first. I do the stairs a few times, I be on Twitter, I be sitting on the bed cleaning the pipe or fixing the Zippos. I do everything I can from the bed but I try not to lay down. And before I get to the shower, my ankles are already swollen. This is what the problem is every morning. I don’t get a chance to put them on when I first wake up. All I do is check to see if my ankles are still swollen or not. My daughter is sleeping in our bed so I am sitting here swelling. Today I am going to put the stockings on and take a walk. Do a few stretches and rest. Then take them off and get in the shower. I have a chair and I can soak my feet while I do it. It is that extra step that takes me some time to get used to.

You only can get one pair of these every three months. This pair can be hand washed and dripped dry. Perfect for me. I hand wash as much as possible but if you don’t put the stockings on right, you can stretch them out of shape. After that you would have to go without them until it is time for your next pair. I wish they came in other colors so they would match with your clothing especially in the Summer. Both my in lays are cracked too which may have me walking a bit off balance but much better with the stockings on. It feels almost like I am bare foot in these. I guess if you wanted other colors or designs you would have to special order them through the store which is what I am going to do. My feet haven’t felt this good since I was young. These are a perfect fit.