I had a thromboectomy on 26 Feb 2018. I was told it would help heal the thrombosis faster. Well, it has, sort of. My foot and leg are still swollen, and when I change position, the oedema shifts according to gravity! I've never seen oedema act that way. I have pockets of oedema that make my skin rigid on my foot (the worst) leg and lower thigh. It's a bit painful, but nothing to act upon. I've been in a wheelchair for a year and a half, after a fall from weakened legs (neuropathy?) and a silly prescription (muscle relaxant!!)
My DR is useless, he says it's just swelling, that I should remove salt and reduce my water intake. Meanwhile, my non-thrombosis leg is unaffected.
I have a pedal exercise thing, with which I exercise 30 minutes 5x/week. Swelling on both feet is worse after, but reduces when I put my feet up. I also have physio twice a week to get me back walking ASAP. That's slow, but there's been improvement.
I'm treating Type 2 Diabetes with nutrition, vegan, as close to the plant as possible and no fat. A1C was down to 5,1% in October, back to 6,9% during thrombosis, and 3 months after -ectomy was back at 6%. Going in next week, hoping to be back in the 5s.
Does any of this make sense to any of you? I see my numbn*ts, oh pardon, my Dr next week, and I'd like to be prepared for his incompetence... And no, I can't change Drs...
I am grateful for any help you can provide.