I am diabetic and have other health problems as well. I am working from home (and very much appreciate having the opportunity to do that and stay employed for now). One thing is, when working from home I am pretty much on a ‘chain’ to my work area and phone fielding calls, emails, texts, and conferences. The result is I have been sitting a LOT.
Yesterday I had a warm, red lump on my leg and decided I would have to go to the doctor (not the place I want to go at this point in time).
Sure enough I have superficial Thrombophlebitis (blood clot). I have no doubt it’s from sitting. On doing some research I found also that one of the Rx drugs I take (for leg pain) also has a high incidence of people who are taking it getting blood clots (!!).
I do try to get up and move around, but it looks like it hasn’t been enough. I have been going in to work on some occasions if needed, and running the essential errands, so I’m not totally confined, but the situation is not conducive to good health.
I know what to do to treat the condition I have,but I thought I’d share it here to give others something to be aware of. Especially if any of you have a history of deep-vein thrombosis,which is a potential killer if a clot from one of those goes to the heart, lungs, or brain.