I've got some medical issues. Getting up every morning with swollen feet and struggling daily to put my shoes was getting disheartening. Fortunately, I have an amazing woman by my side. She's helped me through a lot, including my problems with edema.
I was diagnosed with diabetes in my late 30's. This disease went undiagnosed for years. I had the symptoms, but didn't know what they meant. As we men are known to do, I didn't see a doctor to find out what was going on. By the time I finally went to the doctor, the damage had already begun.
In my 40's I was diagnosed with an enlarged and weak heart. Of course, being a man, I ignored the warnings of the doctors about my overal condition. As a result, between my diabetes and my heart disease, my choronic edema delveloped.
I was put on medication for this and medication for that. What none of these medications did was solve the problem of my swollen feet. They probably even contributed to it. All the doctors could advise me to do is to "elevate your feet".
I spent years sleeping with pillows under my feet. Or should I say, attempting to? We tried several different ways of trying to keep those pillows on the bed all night. After much trial and error, we came up with the Solace Edema Pillow. I spent two years with our homemade version before we figured out we should share this with the world.
I was the original guinea pig for the Solace Edema Pillow. It works!