Yesterday I was very achy in my back and legs. Today, not so much. However, yesterday my feet and legs were totally fine. This morning I tried to put my shoes on and they wouldn't fit! My feet and legs have suddenly become very swollen. I ended up wearing my Birkenstocks to work instead. Of course, they were really tight too. I have the ability to adjust the buckles on my Birkenstocks, but they are molded so well to my normal size feet and I just didn't want to change them. I just dealt with it. Luckily I tend to sit at my desk most of the day so I was able to keep my shoes off while sitting. I was really uncomfortable with the swelling though. I need to find something to prop my feet up under my desk. That might help. The main problem is that I can't go into the lab with sandals. I need close toed shoes to go in there. It wasn't a problem today, but it is on most days. So, I had to break down and buy some new shoes after work. They are just some $5 close toed slip ons that I bought at Walmart on the way home. They are a size bigger than my normal size though, and much more comfortable.
I was a bit concerned about this swelling because it seemed to happen suddenly. Maybe I was slightly swollen yesterday and just didn't notice? It's possible. I read up on it a bit and found out that sudden swelling of the hands and face may be a sign of preeclampsia, but leg swelling is just normal. I don't have any noticeable swelling anywhere other than my feet and legs, and my blood pressure is always extremely low, so I'm not concerned about that. I did double check my pressure today just to make sure, and it's still really low. I guess it's just normal and another thing I have to deal with. It really sucks though. I was hoping I wouldn't have this problem.