Saturday, November 13, 2010

Water Retention

Megan, I just want to start by saying thank you for your comment and advice yesterday. Here's how it went down... :o)

Megan suggested the way to get the water moving through my body was to drink the concoction of Dandelion Tea and Cranberry Juice. What can I say. I was desperate. So around 11am yesterday morning I headed out in search of ingredients.

I had already drank 2 x 600ml bottles of water without any significant trips to the loo, but I made up 1.5 litres of Megan's wee concoction and started drinking...

By 1.30 I was finished, and still hadn't been to the loo. My stomach was over full (which worked out well when it came to lunch as I ate a lot less than normal) and somehow my feet were swelling more & more. If I thought they were painful yesterday morning, I knew nothing. They were so swollen the skin was shiny.

By 3 I was somehow thirsty again, so I started drinking more water. Finally I got to go to the loo, although certainly not as much as I would have liked.

After work I drank another 1.2 litres of water before I really started to release the fluid. I was up about 6 times in the night. I also drank another half a litre. This morning my feet are about half the size they were, although they are still clearly swollen. So I am going to make up another Dandelion Tea mixture and try and get a couple of litres of water in as well. I am hoping that if my body starts to recognise that it is not going without that it will release the rest of the fluid.

So, I know this post contains way too much information for the average person, but I figure if you read and enjoy the same types of blogs as I do, then you are anything but average. :o)



~lose2live~ said...

glad your body is finally releasing the water... hurts like hell when it builds up that much doesn't it?.. :(

hope you continue to "pee away" :)


Megan said...

Glad to hear everything is "moving" again for you! I wonder what causes our bodies to do these bizarre things sometimes.

creativedawn said...

lol...Kylie, you are so, so funny! Of course we want to know about all the inner workings. Just joking, but I am happy you are feeling better!!! rofl!