I have Lymphedoema in both legs, one worse than other but wasn't diagnosed for years as my doctor wasn't interested in what was happening to my legs. A nurse spotted it and I was fitted with stockings. By then I had a lot of small lumps all over my shins but the stockings were comfortable. I had to stop wearing them because, with being disabled and overweight I couldn't reach down to get them over my toes and feet.
The lumps started to get worse and my leg ended up looking like the elephant man and I had lots of infections. I finally found a vascular surgeon who agreed to remove the largest lumps, 34 in all and am now recovering. The Lymphedoema nurse said I will have to have compression bandaging and because my legs are still so lumpy the bandaging will be very thick and I won't be able to wear any shoes, even the Hotter ones.
How am I supposed to manage being housebound? My partner has a serious illness and I drive him to hospital, GP etc many days a week. I also have appointments for my other conditions. If I'm housebound we will both be in a serious situation. I'm 71 and feel I may as well be dead with this. It has made my depression worse as I feel trapped.
Any one else experienced problems like this? Thanks for your time.