Thank you everyone. I couldn't get an appointment with my family doc this week but I do have an appointment with my sleep doctor/pulminologist tomorrow, so I'll ask him to take a look and make a referral if necessary.
I was really curious if there was a correlation because when I had my first appointment with the sleep doc he spent a good minute or two looking at and feeling my ankles, asking about any swelling (which at that point, 4 weeks ago, I never had). Now I'll get to find out if there is some sort of connection or if he just really likes ankles, haha.
Something Mrs Rip said really struck a cord with me though; last week we eat in restaurants Wednesday night, Thursday night, Friday night, all 3 meals Saturday, all three meals Sunday, as well as breakfast and lunch Monday. That's not at all common practice for us, but our kitchen was ripped apart and what better excuse do you need for lazy eating. On top of that I am not a salt user at all, not even french fries on the rare occasion that I eat them, I don't even have a salt shaker in the house. But I know what I was eating last week and over the weekend was heavily loaded. I also had the sloshing feeling yesterday.
So again, thank you all very much.
And lastly to shortbus, I had an aunt in Pittston for many years. Neat area!
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