March 4, 2009
Two more 0.65 mile walks
On Monday and Tuesday I walked the 0.65 mile loop. I felt fine after the walk on Monday (by myself), but I was tired during and after the loop on Tuesday (with my wife). Today is the first time I've worn the special compression socks that go up to my groin. It is nice to not have the four pounds of bandages and foam wrapped around my legs. I haven't received the socks for night-time use yet, so I may have to have my legs wrapped while I'm sleeping. However, the therapist said that if my legs don't swell, I can get by with just the Tubagrip compression socks. Once the special night-time socks arrive, I'll wear them while I sleep. I have to wear the special socks for two years to keep any swelling down. It takes that long for my veins to heal from the blood clots.