My legs are the same size!
Monday, July 02, 2018
An odd thing to celebrate, but for almost a year my right calf has been significantly larger than the left. Some of it was from edema but there was also a large solid mass. The edema has gone down enough now that I can wear pants without the m being too tight on one side. I still have the mass, and I have a follow up appointment to start looking into the cause of it. In the four days since I saw the nurse practitioner my edema is gone and the dermatitis is mostly cleared up.
I had pretty much given up finding any sort of answers. I had been to my doctor, medical walk ins and the ER. Everyone offered the same advice, lose weight and you will be fine. I knew it was more, but could not get anyone to listen. This was my last attempt at seeing my doctor before looking for a new one. When I found out I was seeing someone new I was a little nervous, but I'm so relieved that I gave it that one more try.
I encourage anyone who knows something is wrong, but can't get anyone to listen, to keep searching. The right person who will listen is out there somewhere. The one thing that kept me pushing on was this advice from a friend in the medical field: Remember that ultimately Doctors work for you. Just like hiring a contractor to fix your deck, you are hiring them to fix your body. So don't be afraid to ask for what you want and to set high expectations.
So enough rambling for today, I'm off to search for my capris because I think they just might fit around my leg now!!! Summer here I come!