I have lymphedema in both legs. It took a long time to get it diagnosed, so it got quite bad to the point where I got cellulitis a year ago and was hospitalized. I'm now on a waiting list to get into therapy and I see the standard therapy is wrapping and compression with exercise. Here is my question. I've managed to lose just over 100 lbs in the last year. Where my legs were severely swollen before, the skin is now loose. Where I had a huge lump almost doubling the size of my left thigh, the lump has reduced to less than half its previous size and is now soft and pliable. My right leg was also severaly swollen below the knee and now the swelling has reduced noticeably, and the tightness is gone. My feet are still swollen but even they show signs of softening. My question is could it be possible that I have some function returning? I had used a lymphapress for a while, with some results but my legs always returned to huge and swollen in a few hours after using it, sp I pretty much stopped using it about 3 months ago. Now my legs stay pretty muich the same through the day even when I exercise. If I wear something tight on my legs, they seem to me to swell, so is wrapping the correct way to deal with this?
Posts You May Be Interested In
I miss traveling with my husband. Has anyone found a specific site regarding cruising for widow/widowers or any sightseeing trips. Not interested in being with couples and kids,,,I realize a cruise ship will have a portion size of families and couples, but perhaps they also put together a part of the cruise ship for groups of widows/widowers????
A friend sent this to me..As far as I can see, grief will never truly end.It may become softer overtime, more gentleand some days will feel sharp.But grief will last as long as Love does - ForeverIt's simply the way the absence of your loved onemanifests in your heart. A deep longing accompaniedby the deepest Love some days. The heavy fog mayreturn and the next day, it may recede.Once again, it's...