Thursday, November 20, 2008


This is yet another symptom that you can get during the last few weeks of pregnancy, where the 'calves' and the 'ankles' become one and the where you should normally be able to see your calves go into your ankles but that is no longer recognisable - they now blend to become 'cankles'.

This is something that over the last couple weeks I have noticed that I get now and again especially when I am standing for long or sitting for long. Yesterday for instance a 3 1/2 hour trip in the car + 4 hours sitting at dinner in an uncomfortable chair = cankles!

The only real cure for this is to sit with feet up - it's tough but I guess I can do it


Tracy said...

Nice explanation, complete with an illustration! Love it. I hope you're hanging in theire Nixie. Love you.

Priscilla said...

It's almost over and then you'll have your ankles back for good!

Laura said...

My sis-in-law had TERRIBLE edema the last few weeks of her pregnancy. She found the only solution was loooong foot and leg massages from her husband. ;)

Nixter said...

Laura - thanks for the top tip, I will have to make sure my hubby reads this comment ;)