I have asked the question before about whether I should try periods without my compression garments now that my swelling has all but gone and is under control, however my concerns about the swelling coming back have stopped me trying it until recently.
I have started karate training again after quite a long break from it, primarily because I know how much stretching and flexibility is important and I am still not happy with the flexibility issues that the scar tissue from my surgery is causing. The training sessions are done barefoot and I was not comfortable using the stockings when attending these so decided to try without. So far I have had absolutely no nasty surprises! The measurements of my leg, which I take myself weekly have stayed the same and I have been training 3 times a week at around 7pm for about 1.5 hours. I generally take the stocking off at 6pm and it doesn't go back on until the following day.
I wondered if anyone else had any similar experiences and also whether the fact that I am exercising during the time I do not have compression on will be helping keep the swelling at bay?
I know that this goes against all the regular advice but it seems to be ok for me a the moment. I'll keep updating with any further news.
Best wishes to all.