My daily life was filled with so much shame and humiliation… (not even mentioning the excruciating pain).
At work my friends started to laugh every time I take my shoes off because of how swollen my feet and ankles are.
So… I laugh too… but deep inside I feel embarrassed.
I was dreading walking up and down stairs - let alone having to help another patient.
I would put on a happy face for my patients and pretend everything was okay.
But it quickly became evident to everyone around me that it wasn’t.
One patient even told me that I should be the one laying in a hospital bed.
I felt like an 80-year-old woman, even though I was still in my 40s.
So, if you’re like me - suffering from stiff and swollen feet, I really FEEL you.
And I want you to know it’s not your fault.
No one chooses to have swollen legs. But some people choose not to do anything about them.
One of the podiatrists from the nearby hospital, Dr. Jeremy, recommended I try this new little massager.
He had just developed it together in partnership with one US based startup called SMT.
At the time, there were only a handful of people accepted for the clinical trials, but since I worked at the hospital, he was able to get me in.
They call it the NMES CircuFlow Neuromuscular Body Massager.
It was The First Time I Heard About NMES - Neuro Muscular Electronic Stimulation technology.
Yes, first time I heard it, I also thought he was speaking Chinese.