Hi. I last posted a month ago when I was waiting for a consultant appointment. Well, I have seen the consultant this morning, and I'm not sure how I feel now. He confirmed that I do have lipidema, but no real problem with lymphoedema. He said there is no treatment other than liposuction and that wasn't conclusively proven, that lipidema is progressive and it is important to prevent lymphoedema as far as possible. To this end he would write to my doctor recommending Class II compression hose - probably tights. I do not need any further appointments, as my GP will take over now.
It's a good job I can no longer eat chocolate, or I would be at home now with several empty packets scattered around me! (I have to admit there is an empty packet of Posh Popcorn - Pro-point value 3!) I don't know what I was expecting, and I would normally be glad to be out of the hospital fifteen minutes after I had parked. I saw the Vascular consultant in person, so I'm sure he knows what he's at, but I feel short-changed somehow. I wasn't looking forward to today, and I suppose it has been a bit of an anti-climax, and then I feel ungrateful for feeling like that. I already know that there is no miracle cure, and that no matter how I diet my legs will still be elephantine, but I don't feel 'looked-after' somehow.
My lovely husband has said that if I would feel better about myself I could have liposuction on just my 'saddlebags' at his expense, but I can't face the procedure, and would resent the money spent on it as well. I could have a holiday with that. Just not a beach one. Obviously.
Sound familiar to anyone? If so, what did you do about it? What else can I do?
I'm sorry to whinge. I'm sure I'll feel better soon!