It’s been raining for what feels like days, and I’m starting to get a little bored of it. However, I got these really cute rain boots from South Moon Under last month, and love having an excuse to wear them. They’re so bright and cheerful! They’re also roomy enough that I am able to wear my compression garments and still be comfortable. I’ve gotten a couple compliments on them, too, which brightens even the rainiest of days.
Aside from parading around Burlington in my cheery boots, I’ve been whiling away my rainy days with a good book, lots of Law and Order: SVU, and schoolwork. I’m in my second week of classes now and back in the rhythm of college life. Feels good, man!
Since it’s a little cooler, I’ve been a lot better about wearing my garments on a daily basis. When I take them off, though, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed: my legs don’t look any different. I thought wearing my garments more regularly and for days at a time would do something to the swelling, but it usually looks about the same. Do any of you have a similar experience? Do you feel disheartened, or does it not phase you? I want to be happy that I’m taking more control and managing my lymphedema better, but there’s still that corner of my heart that is begging for it to go away, and hoping that these good habits will pay off. But that’s just it – it’s managing the lymphedema, not fixing it or making it go away. Just another hard truth we lymphies must face, I suppose..
On that note, I hope you’re all doing well, and staying dry!
Much love always xx
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