LLLSnowDay2Today was a home day, I am feeling sad and sorry for myself and generally just wanted to be left alone. The snow has made it hard to get around but Brendan made me take two small walks around the village for 20 mins or so. The fresh air was good and something I needed but didn’t realise at the time.

FirstOpPicI have slowed down on the leaking which is also a bonus and today was the first session of Endemologie. Endemologie is the use of a machine to help move the fluid around and help to break up the tissue from getting hard after surgery, Jutta is a true treasure a nicer more honest earth mother you will never meet. It was painful but good in a very weird way I felt like the lumps and bumps were being broken up so that the scar tissue had the opportunity to heal properly.

Today the emotions started to bubble to the surface a little, not exactly sure what I am feeling today, I am tired, it hurts like nothing I have felt before ( and I have a child!!!) will this operation help me? So many questions running around in my mind at the moment!

I hope you all love the sexy picture of me in my compression, wrapped with puppy pads to make sure I don’t leak everywhere! The compression that we are given here in Germany has a modestly section so you need to wear your underpants on the outside! I felt like a super hero and could do nothing more than laugh at myself and the situation!

I am feeling off my food today, not really in the mood to eat too much. I am normally a good eater but maybe the stress of the operation, slight anxiety and discomfort has all come together to make me feel queasy in the stomach?

 

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Today I have woken to stiffness and generally being sore. The more i seem to walk the better I feel. Making sure I keep my fluid intake up is important also I just hate having to go to the toilet all the time in these compression garments.

I cant seem to see much difference at this stage other than in my lower legs front view where you can now see my calves. My ankles are black from the bruising but I know that is to be expected. I am feeling a little lost today as we have been cooped up in the apartment most of the week due to the snow. We just went on a little walk around the village, its lovely and great to get some fresh air.

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Another home day todLovelifelipoedemaDay6Aay, walk in the morning was nice to get the joints moving and enjoy some sunshine, we walked right to the end of the village today and up a few more hills which almost killed me but again was good. Massage again with Jutta is always something all the patients here look forward to, spending time getting relief and the hope that you bump into some other patients in the waiting area is always nice too for a chat!

Pats husband Alex was waiting for Pat to finish her treatment and we had the opportunity to talk with Dr Stutz also, life, politics, the doctor is an amazing man and someone who truly believes in the work that he is doing. It fills my heart with confidence that people who are vulnerable, scared and generally in a bad way can take solace in his care knowing that he really does care about his patients and how they feel.

It was another trip to shops to stock up on supplies, its a nice outing and a nice chance or excuse to get out of the house, so shopping every couple of days is a good thing! My husband is beer mad and has found the bottle shop next door, I think he has bought one of every beer that was in the shop to date, I am not a beer fan myself but for the ladies you need to try the cherry beer, its delicious!

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