I have primary LE in both legs and I currently wear a grade 2 full length stocking on my left leg and a grade 1 knee length on my right leg, though this is likely to become full length after my next clinic appointment as the top of the leg is now holding more fluid.
Come the warmer weather, I hesitate to use the word summer, I know I am going to struggle with the heat. I teach in a school with underfloor heating and that is proving difficult enough to deal with. Currently I wear trousers and open toed stockings but I would like to be able to wear cropped trousers on my non working days, in order to get some air about my legs.
My difficulty is that my stockings all vary in colour, even ones that come as a pair don't seem to retain the same colour for some reason. I currently have various shades of beige and brown but I am thinking about changing to black when my next prescription is due as I think I will be less self conscious. At my age and build I really don't have any reasons to be vain but I don't want to make any shortcomings more obvious by having different coloured legs!
My LE nurse suggested tights but unless I can get them with open toes they will be too hot but I really am at a loss to know what to do. I am happy to buy an extra pair of each kind, once I get the exact details form my nurse but having been through enough experimenting to get something that works for most of the time, I am reluctant to start trying to find an alternative without having a bit of knowledge first.
What are the alternatives? I need short stockings as it is and they still bunch at the back of my knee and round my ankles, no matter how careful I put them on. Any and all advice is welcome, even if it is 'stop being so vain and deal with it'!
Thanks in advance,