Hi everyone I've just had my 1St appointment with consultant & I'm so confused. I'm not even sure I should be in this group. Firstly the consultant said that I was having problems with left leg, no both legs I told him. He then asked to see my left leg so I purposely showed him my right leg 1St. He then asked to see other 1 & I obliged stating both legs are the same & also stomach. He told me I didn't have lymphedemia as if had the swelling wouldn't go up & down it would swell so much then celitus (spelt wrong) would set in. What??? He then went on to say I had pitted edema, as when he pressed the indent was staying, which is true. He then said I'd need a scan to see if anything causing it, that 1 scan was very invasive but other 1 not. I asked which one I had to get, he said unvasive one to start with that I didn't need other one, on 2nd breath said I might need other one. He then told me that the only treatment was compressions which would have to be worn full time. He said to start with get knee ones if needed could get whole leg ones. This seemingly is the ONLY thing that can be done. I know from being on here that isn't true. I'm okay to fly 👍 just need to save 1St lol but he probably wouldn't need to see me again, unless an under-lying condition. Their was so many times he contradicted himself, so much so that I came out & the nurse asked if I was allowed to go on, told her he'd said about getting measured for compression now, then 2nd breath that I could go ahead & make appointment with nurse at gp surgery. The nurse told me not to worry I wasn't the 1St to come out confused. Well yeah now I have a whole lot off confidence that I'm gonna be treated properly for the right condition NOT!!!! Sorry for such a long post but I really am confuddled, he said this, then something different contradicting himself. Oh yes the scan he's doing is on my left leg even tho it's the right one that swells up more. I have problems with hip (right) side & walk with crutches. I'm also waiting for results of a new xray on it as it showed a mass & consultant was worried it may have got bigger. They don't know what it is it just showed up on scans. Goodluck if you got thru this apologies again xxx
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