Thank you gals for your comments. :D
A few answers:
I am taking a water pill. I take Lasix. Sometimes it works just fine, others... Not as well. I have chronic edema. It started when I was a kid, it has gotten worse as I age. It is a pain in my ass and it drives me insane. The thing is, my heart is fine, there really isn't much reason for it. I guess I am just lucky. :P *gag* I tend to swell more when the weather warms up. Why, I don't know. I also swell with increased sodium intake. And I haven't been too careful about that so, I suppose I can thank myself for some of it. lol
I don't have time of the month, anymore. I had a complete hysterectomy in 1998 which pretty much shut that business down for good. My ovaries were removed so no hormonal fluctuations, either. Sadly, my bod seems to think that swelling and puffing up is something it is still obligated to do. Why, I have no frakking idea. It just is what it is. I have to just hold my course and hope for the best. Sometimes, it isn't as much of a problem. Others, like now it is a huge problem. It is something I have to live with. It throws a huge wrench in my works, from time to time. My doc doesn't seem too concerned about it so I guess it isn't something I have to be freaked about.
I have about come to terms with the fact that tomorrow is going to be ugly and I am at peace with it. I really have no choice. :P I am certainly not giving up. And I doubt that trying to "shock" my system is the right course of action, at present. Shocking it won't make the swelling go away. So, I am going to hold steady. And hope for a better outcome, next Sunday.
Today was a good food day and I even got my water down. Well... Most of it. We went out for a while, just to goof off for a bit, this afternoon so I shorted myself a little so that I didn't spend the entire time searching high and low for bathrooms.
I got my new pedometer in the mail yesterday. I need to set it then I can use it when I go walking. I am not into the whole step counting thing but I do like to know what my distance is when I walk, so I thought a pedometer might be a nice thing to have around. I bought this one from Amazon. They had a special and I got it for a good price. It gets really good reviews and is supposed to be really accurate so, we'll see. After I use it a bit, I'll do a review. :D
My Daily Calorie app is really working great for me. It is easy to keep my food journal on my phone. And I love not having to add everything up. It dies the math for me. probably a good thing, considering just how big an idiot with numbers I really am. :P
I am getting a headache. I was haloing, yesterday. Bright silver blue flashes. They were hitting me hard and fast yesterday afternoon and I figured that my head would start banging sooner or later. Guess it is sooner or later. :S
Okay, I am beginning to bore myself, now so... I will say goodnight.