Any further news on clinics in the Central London area? Why aren't UCH or St Mary's doing something? It is a disgrace when they treat health tourists for nothing. Should I raise a petition of other sufferers. I am 81 and get no health visitor. My GP seems powerless to help me. I have bad hip and lower back arthritis so cannot exercise enough even though I try hard to keep the weight down. The left leg is more swollen and I can hear my heartbeat in my ears. My heart is obviously overworked. Nothing is being done.
CLINICS CENTRAL LONDON: Any further news on clinics in... - LSN
I live in Central London too, and it is a disgrace the way we are treated. I was under Prof. Mortimer, and his clinic, but could only advise stockings. They put on a pair for me, but had never thought I wouldn't be able to get them off as I have had Polio and no strength in arms. Had to cut them off - what a waste! Eventually ended up at Guys, where one of the nurses was trained in Hungary; they seem to look after Lymphoedema much better abroad, but she told me that as I had limited strength in my arms I would never be able to put on stockings. Finally LSN were marvellous, and gave me name of MLD therapist, and I pay to see her every month. NHS will pay for stockings, which I can't use, but won't pay for MLD which is only thing that keeps swelling under control. YES, if anyone gets up a petition I will gladly sign. And yes, as a journalist I have investigated 'health tourism'. When I followed one, being treated at Chelsea and Westminster and never once asked to pay, I was told by hospital that A & E rceptionists were "too busy" to ask for payment!!!