Friday, June 22, 2018

Bill's Vascular Test



Last week Bill had a vascular test on his legs.

Bill recently completed wound car caused by scraps on his legs not healing because of the poor circulation in his legs.  

Bill will be ninety years old this September.  His body is slowly giving out just like my body is slowly giving out. Even as I type this post, my left leg is swollen from sitting too long here at my computer.  

There's not much Bill can do about his poor circulation except to keep his legs elevated and avoid scraping his legs. The problem is "stale blood" that doesn't circulate up his legs. 

Getting old is a bitch isn't it?

10 comments:

angie said...

Getting older is no joke!

Linda said...

There is more he can do. There is a portable machine thatsimulates the action of walking. It is like the machine use during surgery. My friend got to bring one home. Have you heard of brushing? He can take a long handled brush and runb it on his legs, always toward the heart. It is supposed to help with circulation. When I put my legs on the ottoman, I take my hans and rub my leg upward to encourage the blood to go back up to the heart. I did this before I had any problems.

Raybeard said...

We're over the hill, Ron - and I only wish life would stop reminding us of it daily. We DO get the message!

Ron said...

Tell me about it Angie!
Ron

Ron said...

Linda,
That is a great suggestion! We'll try it.
Ron

Ron said...

Ray,
Actually, we're sliding down the hill, FAST. Right now my left leg is numb, I have phlegm which is not only annoying but causing me breathing problems, I ache all over from my arthritis and I get uglier by the day. Oh for the glory days of youth!
Ron

Raybeard said...

That sounds really worrying, Ron - and I can only imagine how much worse it is by actually experiencing it. Fingers crossed that it's only a temporary 'blip' and normal service will shortly be resumed.

Ur-spo said...

Yes, it is a bitch.
I hope Mr. Bill is faring better this week.

Ron said...

Dr. Spo,
Bill is doing great for a man approaching 90 years old!
Ron

Ron said...

I hope so too Ray!
Ron