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a day ago Pinapapple

Hi everyone

I just go it my hydrogen flowtron 12 compression machine 18 mths after initially trying it out for six week and achieving a 5%reduction in the trial weeks. This seemed the best treatment around ( I was just being seen in clinic and being given very good sleeves but no treatment) but I did not have the 2000pounds needed. My consultant surgeon,oncoligst gp and lyphodima nurse all insisted this as what I needed they tried to find funding in their NHS but sadly this did not happen, it and med with there letters saying that I needed the machine I applied to Three charities for grants all were sucesfull and I received 2\3 of the money needed from th we grants friends and family helped too and I finally got the machine on Friday I'm using it daily and will keep u posted on my progress.

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the lympha press is brilliant too. good luck with your new pump and enjoy using it.

I am so happy for you Pineapple. Good Luck. The big guru Professor Mortimer does not believe in machines. I have a lymph press which I am happy with. Unfortunately just been diagnosed with legs lymphedema having initially got the machine for my arms. Will try and get trousers to connect to the machine to begin treatment.

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Pinapapple in reply to clown

So sorry to hear it's spread to your legs. Excuse mentor asking but is that how this condition can proceed, I've not heard of that happening before. I feel for u

happy for you and good luck with it, really hope it helps you, so glad you got the funding together

Waiting for tests as to why and how I have it on my legs. definitely lymphedema!

Please could you tell me what charities to apply to as I am just about to trial a lympho press which also is £2000

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craftinglady in reply to jenet

My sister contacted the firm in America & the family decided to go for a holiday this year.

She bought it over there for £600 and brought it back with her.

The UK firms are a rip-off.

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craftinglady in reply to jenet

As an addition to the American post I sent you -a doctor will tell you not to fly but she decided to take the risk & wore compression sox & did foot exercises on the flight.

My hospital. Helped me apply for a mc millian. Grant of £400 I also applied for a grant through my union and work For the same,amount more was raised through a religious community charity family and friends supported me individually and the last amount I paid my self the company gave me a slight discount, the price went up while I was raising the funds and they kept the original quote. I am thankful to all who helped me I hope this helps you

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