Pleased as… Pie?

Hello, Lymphies!

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and write a good post for you guys. I haven’t had consistent internet access in my apartment for, oh, about a month and a half, and it has finally been fixed. Hardly an excuse, I know, but now that I have the internet I plan on being more present on the site. Pinky promise.

The lack of internet hasn’t been the only thing keeping me from the site, however, because this girl got a job last week! Yup, I’m officially employed. I work at a quirky pie shop in Baltimore and it’s been really great so far. The people I work with are fantastic, and the atmosphere is laid back and a lot of fun. Plus – helloooo – I get to make pies all day! It’s pretty much the best thing ever.

The only bad thing is that I’m constantly on my feet, which means by the end of the day my leg is noticeably more swollen. I try to take breaks when I can to rest my leg, but usually it’s too busy at the shop for me to do that. I’m not sure what to do about it – I left all of my daytime compression garments in Vermont. I suppose I’ll have to get myself fitted for a new stocking, and wear that to work. I’ve been meaning to get a new one, anyway. Maybe a fun, colorful one?

What do you do when you find yourself having to be on your feet all day? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

I’m excited to be back in action on the Lymphie Life, and can’t wait to open up a dialogue with all of you again :) As always, be well.

Alexa is a writer, book hoarder, and cat enthusiast from Baltimore, MD. By day, she works in the marketing and communications department for a large health system; by night, she runs The Lymphie Life. Learn more about her here!

2 comments on “Pleased as… Pie?

  1. Hi:

    I’m new to your website but I am liking your posts a lot. Expect to find a new addition to your comments soon (:

    Well on days when I walk too much and my feet hurt I find that taking a long nice warm bath and soaking my feet for a long time makes me feel better. I also massage my feet with some cream or lotion.

    I hope you feel better and your feet don’t get too swollen


  2. After a tough day even with a custom Juzo garment I do several things to spell relief, depending on the severity:
    Minor swelling is often gone after a night sleeping on a bed with it’s foot elevated maybe 4″ or 6″. That drains the fluid pretty well in a good night’s sleep.
    When I’ve let it go too far and swelling is more pronounced I do a full round of MLD massage (be sure to do lots of abdomen pumps), sleep elevated, and I’m usually ok next day.
    If it doesn’t look better by AM, I sometimes wrap the whole leg (in my case – primary LE) with foam and single-stretch bandages for a day or up to 5 days if needed.
    My left leg is the worse; had LE for 44 years (yeah, I’m ancient) and I have to wear my garment always.
    My right leg is just developing LE so is perhaps more like yours. I don’t have to wrap it at all; just wear thigh high garment when it gets puffy like yours.
    Good luck.

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