Thank you both for your comments. I used Real Sea salt and get copious amounts of sunlight. Working in garden center was wonderful, but swelling still there, it was just more manageable. I do work in an office again. I joined the YMCA and went to classes religiously, yoga, pilates, walking, tennis, swimming. Compression stockings, diuretics, herbs, manual lymphatic drainage, ta chai yoga therapy, deep tissue massages, chiropractor. I do turmeric and ginger, daily, take vits B & C, dandelion tea almost every day. I have used a rebounder, swim (this helps the best), but the edema just redistributes and never goes away
I lost 23 lbs, changed up/got off and got back on my bio identical hormones, stopped eating sugar, and still cannot figure out what is causing this blockage.
I had several mri's, cat scans that noted subcutaneous edema noted in feet (when swelling was in ankles), ultras sounds for blood clots. Normal. On the mri and cat scanss, they found benign adrenaloma and hepatic lesions on liver, but nothing to be concerned about according to docs
I don't feel bad, but it affects my social life greatly. I was dating a really nice guy a while back and its so embarrassing to not be able to plan an activity because I need to put my legs up over a pilates ball so the edema will go away..
The upside is that I have discovered coconut and hemp seed oils that I ingest and use daily on my skin. You'd never know I was 50.