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?
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