I'm a parent/carer for my 29 year old daughter who has severe learning difficulties. She has had primary lymphoedema of the lower legs for 12 years. Until now we have managed the situation quite well for her considering that she cannot communicate her needs and feelings at all. However, for the past 2 years or so she has not been her usual chirpy self and consequently has had countless medical checks - revealing nothing.
I am now wondering if her new design lower limb support stockings are too tight - is there such a thing as a too tight stocking?? I really struggle to get these on and off for her. They are the ribbed zipper variety. I had mentioned this to her lymphoedema nurse who said they are ok. The said nurse has now retired withoout a replacement. My GP has managed to find another one from a different area and we are awaiting an appointment.
As I cannot ask my daughter how she feels, I was wondering if anyone out there has been prescribed stockings that were just too uncomfortable/tight to cope with?