April 20, 2009
My weight is close to my normal weight
I had a pleasant surprise this morning when I weighed myself. I lost a pound and a half since yesterday. That much weight loss in one day means it is water weight from swelling rather than fat weight from eating. My weight is only 2.6 pounds above my normal weight. My increase in weight due to swelling from the blood clots peaked at 28 pounds, so being only overweight by 2.6 pounds means the swelling is essentially gone. I still have to wear the compression stockings, though, to prevent the swelling from returning. I have to wear the socks for two years, and I've done 1/4 year so far. I've gotten so used to the socks that it feels strange to not have them on.
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