I have primary lymphoedema in my lower leg and foot. Please can anyone give me some facts and figures on the long term effects of flying. I am prepared for some short term fluctuations in swelling caused by the flight but i cant seem to find any information as to the long term implications. Will flying permanently increase the swelling and size of my limb or will my limb return to pre- flight size?
I would love to go to New York for christmas but having not yet flown with my fairly recently diagnosed condition, I am very anxious and worried that I may have a larger limb permanently if I fly.
Thank you for any advice.