Hi all, I am a newbie and this is my first post in the forum. Be gentle!! I guess a little about me would be good to know in the first instance. I'm a 6'2 bloke who now has a keg instead of a 6 pack, although being a old school rugby player it was never really a 6 pack! I currently take Fentanyl (for pain) and Ibuprofen from time to time. I am 42 years old. I have a Lymphedema in both legs, Osteoarthritis in ankles, knees and starting in hips and severe leg issues through years of abuse at sporting matches, mostly rugby. I shattered my ankle and broke the tibia and fibula in 12 places quite a few years ago and it never really got sorted properly. Metal work was holding together the ankle for a couple of years before bending a pin in my leg caused them to be removed.
I work in an environment where I can sit all night (doesn't help swollen legs) or get up and walk around (doesn't help osteo or knees), but I can mix it up a little if I need to.
I am used to being in pain, but this lymphedema is a new thing for me, well actually, not that new but being a typical bloke its been ignored to the point of it now hurts all the time and I take it out on the nearest and dearest.
I guess I'm looking for a little bit of advice on how to cope with this, or beat it.
Thanks for looking and I'm looking forward to being around for awhile.