Like "Oh, dear, another example of a Dr not taking warning signs seriously. I think that most are overworked and tired! Let me dig into my brain--I was a ward clerk, sitting at the nurses station and listening to Drs visit for 30 years---too bad when you can't get professional ideas from ones own Dr.! I am NOT a Dr., but these are some of the things that I have tried, and that helped. I don't even pretend to know it all, but have picked up a few clues in my life time. Feet elevated above the heart apply cool compresses, towels rung out in cold water sometimes drinking too much water works the kidneys too much so just drink what you FEEL like you need, dont stuff it in-- purple lower legs and ankles= poor circulation, too much pressure on your veins and arteries-- sometimes blood vessels retain water--causing swelling, discoloration elastic hose (I HATE--BUT)they do help-- maybe your heart isn't pumping adequately to keep the fluids balanced in your body. But MAINLY WE ARE ALL PRAYING for you and I am so thankful that you are seeing a Dr. Tues. I know that the situation is so miserable, so try the cool clothes on legs and feet, and legs elevated tonight for some comfort! I have had similar problems but for different reasons, I was pregnant and retaining too much fluid, kidneys were not acting properly--- Keep us posted as we ALL CARE!! PR "