Hi, thinking about having some MLD as it doesn't seem to be available on the NHS here in the West Country where I live, just wondering how many sessions I'd need and a rough guide on pricing, as always thanks for the support and advice
MLD: Hi, thinking about having some MLD as it doesn't... - LSN
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I was given MLD in my local Arthur Rank Hospice when my lymphoedema went ovet 20%, if I remember correctly. It was about six sessions and then, it was up to me to pay privately. There are private lymphoedema clinics so you have to find out. Also there are different methods that are used so it will depend which nethod you end up preferring, if you have a choice.
It may take time, but I will keep you informed.
Right now I am in the process of exploring funding options from the EU.
MLD is notoriously difficult to get support for in the UK. The NHS have no therapists and if they believe a patient would benefit from MLD they get referred to a hospice. It seems fundamentally wrong that for those patients who had their lymph nodes removed by the NHS while undergoing a mastectomy, who then have to live with lymphoedema for the rest of their life, get unceremoniously dumped by the NHS.
They should held to account.