The edema in my legs is nearly gone, but I am keeping my feet up almost continuously. I spend essentially the entire day either in a recliner with my feet up, sleeping on the couch, or in the tub. I take 3 to 4 baths a day. Usually, the bath will calm down the itching for a few hours.
I will occasionally attempt to actually do something, such as work on the pool, but the pain in my feet will quickly return. Also, it has been pretty hot outside and I am still really struggling with temperature control. If I get over-heated I'll get into the itch/scratch hot/cold cycle and head again to the bath. I've gone to Lowe's a couple times for pool supplies and a new issue has arisen: being self-conscious. Up until a week or so ago, my symptoms could be covered up more or less by wearing long pants and a long sleeved shirt. Looks a little weird in 100 degree heat, but nobody seems to care. Now, my hands and eyes have become affected. Here's a couple photos: