I had my first appt today after waiting 7 months for it!
The staff were lovely but it all felt a bit rushed. I think maybe because the plan is for me to come for another appt with specialist nurse who hopefully can answer my questions at greater length..and hopefully who i will see sooner rather than later!
The doc took a short history then two lovely nurses measured my legs at ankle,calf and thigh.
No one was mentioning a diagnosis so i had to ask,do i have lympho/ lipo or something else and was told yes,you have lymphoedema ..dashing any slight hopes i was entertaining that maybe i didnt have it after all,and that they were gonna say noooooo this is ..blah blah..and some medication will soon sort it out!
They gave me a stocking for right leg but they didnt have a twin for my left leg so i have to ask my gp to order it for me,and in the meantime, to wear one stocking
One possibly good thing about the stocking is it comes up to the thigh and is kept up by a waistband,so hopefully it will stay in place easily.
So,i' m guessing that i have to shower each night before bed,and not take one in the morning,as was told to put the stocking on immediately i wake up in the morning?
Thanks for reading! any tips/ advice for a newcomer like myself,about to embark on this journey so many of you here are dealing with bravely and positively? Xx