The swelling in my ankles seems better today. I’ve been drinking as much water as I could to help flush my system, and I’ve noticed that even so my urine seems darker than normal. So either I’m not drinking nearly as much water as I think I am, or I’ve got a LOT of toxins to flush out!
Also, I’m trying to eat less salt. It’s difficult to break the habit, though. Oftentimes I’ll only notice it AFTER I’ve already eaten it. It is just so automatic for me to salt my food. But when I can remember, I do consciously choose not to reach for salt. Maybe I should put the salt shaker away to help me remember.
I’m elevating my legs whenever I can, especially when I sleep. That seems to help a lot. But just sitting or standing normally for an hour or two can begin to bring the swelling back.
Yesterday I climbed all over a bunch of steep hills to plant some seeds and things. The day was warm and I was dripping sweat, which is very unusual for me. I noticed when I got back that my ankles were fine. It seems the exercise, getting the blood pumping, must have been good for the circulation and kept things from puddling up.
So I’ve decided not to go to a doctor about this unless it gets worse. Doctors are a big trigger issue for me, and I don’t want to face going to one unless there is NO other choice. I believe doctors are fantastic at surgery or setting bones, but I just don’t trust them when it comes to prescribing pills. Pills are shifty-eyed card sharps in my book.