With rugby player sized legs in a tiny frame, I was delighted when my MEP (yes - the one in Brussels - when MP in UK was less than helpful) got me a course of MLD. My legs went down to near normal, but now I find that I still have some slight swelling - face, arms and mostly around ankles.
Lovely Nurse in Lymphoedema clinic said "you had polio - that will make it difficult for you" and proceeded to do her very, very best to find garments that I could pull on. Even put one pair of stockings on, which that night I had to use a breadknife to cut off - as arms and fingers not strong enough even to pull onto gadget.
So we have now decided that I am going to need MLD for rest of time; I am paying for this.
Does anyone know of any scheme whereby I could get the cost of garments out of NHS to go towards paying for MLD?