Now that I am finally no longer coughing due to the medication that I was supposedly placed on for this (which doesn’t mean that it was successful, as I shouldn’t have been placed on it to begin with given my health history), I have edema in my leg that has gotten progressively worse and begun to creep further and further up said leg. Even though I’ve had transient periods of edema in the past, none of them have been quite like this — I’m not able to wear any of the pairs of shoes that I own because of this, excepting the pair of CLOAK Slipps that I’ve owned for… ever now, forever now, and getting that on my foot has been a fight.
I’m going to be calling my primary care physician (doctor? physician?) in a few days, hoping that I’m finally able to get through to them because… that’s always been fun, and I’m going to ask about the status of the cardiology referral that was supposed to be sent out. I’m also going to ask for a refill on the medication that I was put on if they don’t want to change it before I see that doctor, and see what needs to be done about my leg. I can almost not bend it at the ankle, and it’s getting to the point where bending it at the knee — or even sitting on that leg, which I do some of the time — has gotten increasingly more awkward. I know that, given my family and health history, the edema is most likely to be caused by… wait for it, the heart problems that have been inheritable on that side of the family. I just want to be able to stand, walk, and use this leg without concern, and this is getting more and more annoying (with the leg less usable) as time goes on.