I have been a member of the LSN for few years now but this is the first time I have been on this forum. I guess I have now finally accepted my lymphoedema I have primary lymphoedema in my left leg mostly affecting above my knee and all the way up to the top of my thigh. I feel I am ready to speak with others and if I can maybe help others and give advice. I was diagnosed when I was about 23 and I am now 30 so lived quite a few years with it now at first it was probably the most hardest thing I have ever had to deal with but now I guess in a way I have just adapted to it and my stockings are now a part of me they are like apart of my underwear!
All ladies and young girls out there I really want to be able to help and give out advice when it comes to fashion and living with lymphoedema because don't let this beat you! You really can wear what you want and its just about confidence and the fashion now is so versatile and anything go's!
I have always loved clothes especially vintage and I have found through the years I started to love vintage as I realised most of the clothes were long, and actually very comfortable. I know vintage clothing isn't for everyone but all high street stores do some lovely stuff!
My biggest problem in the past was when SUMMER comes along OH KNOW WHAT WILL I DO!! My biggest problem was the fact even if I wore a long skirt people will still see this horrible beige stocking!! Not anymore as some great person who I would love to give a big hug too has invented so many styles of sandals now!! So for the past few summers I have felt so much more confident going out!
I am happy I have joined this forum today and it will be lovely to hear people's stories, advice and how they cope living with lymphoedema!