Hi.I am new here and frustrated.My GP gave me a prescription for compression stockings and a address to take it to. I got to the place and the guy there said I cant give you socks without being measured! So why would my GP do this? What is she supposed to do? Thanks Everybody,my name is Rock
Lymphedema: Hi.I am new here and frustrated.My GP gave... - LSN
Your GP left out the middleman,you can't get stockings without first been measured by the lymph nurse at the Lymphedema clinic.You Gp should do this for you and you should really be in the care of the clinic ,and get measured every six months,then like me they will give your measurements to the GP and He/She will order them when you request them at six month intervals,you will also have to have doplar tests at the clinic,to test for blocked arteries.
Hi Rocki, oh the frustrations of trying to get a compression garment measured. It was okay while I was having treatment with a private Lymphedema specialist, she would measure leg, then Dr would do prescription, chemist would then send it off to Jobst and back would come garment -job done! !! Alas nog any more, specialist retired, for over 2 years trying to get someone to measure me for a new garment, I have six that are all the WRONG size!!! Am still trying to find someone to measure, sorry about the rant, hope you have more success