I haveI have had a problem with my legs for the last 30 months with diagnosis that its part of having diabetic 2
I spent much of that time with babies nappies wrapped around my left leg When I say my legs leaked fluid. Most people have no idea the amount they leaked 3-4 ultra toddler nappies that would weigh very heavy when removed the nurses had nothing I could wear out. but the nappies were the only way I could leave the house.
I was told it was cellulitis. My Children bought me a circulation buster for Christmas but the book said not to use if you have cellulitis no one will tell me if using it might be good for me or bad so it sits in the box.
Then i was told I had lymphedema but with no advice on how to treat it. I contacted the tissue viability nurse my self and she told me I needed to be referred so i got my diabetic nurse to refer me. The tissue nurse had some experience with lymphedema and ordered me a stocking but I had a problem with the fitting. now the tissue nurse has finally sent me to the lymphedema clinic. so after nearly 3 years of countless jars of creams and steroids and antibiotic to clear 20-30 infections i hope i am now going to be seen by people who know what they are doing. But why oh why has it take so long to get this far when any infection could have very easy lost me my legs. SO watch this space for the next instalment. DO I feel confident it will finally get better. I wish I did but I dont.