Hi I am long term disabled 56 year old man with a fused vertabra, I have recently been diagnosed with with a endocrine condition and am receiving treatment for. Unfortunately I have acquired a large amount of weight which is unexplainable. Along with this I sufferer edeama of the body, namely the legs, but there is indication that it is more severe than first thought. I have been prescribed knee high compression hosiery, which to me is inadequate as my legs swell above the knee etc showing varicase veins on swollen legs. I also take furosomide, but this only helps a bit. Recently I have scans on my heart at my own request and it was discovered I have an enlarged heart, which is inherited from my mother. This proves problems on hot days as well as an occasional wheeze.
Since receiving treatment for my endocrine conditiion I have been trying to rehabilitate myself because I was too ill before. I have embarked on swimming four or five times a week, because I have difficulty with walking, which was given the go ahead by my doctor. I only swim for about thirty minutes because my muscles are so weak afterwards I have difficulty getting out of the pool.
I would like to know is there any compression garment available or swimming? Also can anyone offer any advice on how I should pursue this further because I am stuck in limbo.