I am really annoyed with my lymphedema nurse, I was referred to her from a specialist who diagnosed my lymphedema. The specialist gave me a stocking with Velcro as I have oxygen and get breathless due to scoliosis. The lymphedema nurse said it wasn't suitable and I should have a stocking for both legs, she prescribed a different Velcro stocking which is very hot and made my leg hurt. She has recently prescribed me another stocking without Velcro, I put talc on which helped me put it on, she suggested I use kitchen gloves, a friend suggested talc. She has only given me a small size and said it would be tight, I had diffulty with the aid due to my breathing problems, I ca manage the one from the specialist fine! My partner tried to help me take the stockings off but he's not always with me and got annoyed as its not easy! I can just about take them off but get very breathless, wears me out, I did tell the nurse this all along, I find the Velcro one from the specialist a lot easier. I struggle anyway, what annoys me even more is that the nurse has said that if the latest stockings without Velcro are OK she will sign me off, last time I went she said she would see me in 3 months, she said the Dr can sort any extra pairs of stockings for me!!