I don’t think Lymohoedema necessarily makes you more prone to getting the virus BUT I do think that because our lymphatic systems have been damaged and this is basically our immune system then the affects of the virus will be more difficult to manage .
Personally I am absolutely furious that we will probably not be receiving a letter from the NHS to say we are at extra risk because Lymohoedema is not recognised as the chronic long term medical condition it is . I’ve had secondary Lymohoedema for twenty five years and yet we are STILL no further forward to having a proper care plan for its management and acceptance . It’s probably the only long term condition such as asthma , diabetes etc that is not recognised . This virus outbreak has just proved how imperative it is that this happens and I hope the LSN will now concentrate all its efforts on producing a large campaign to get this done . We have suffered enough with this abandonment . I am sick of fighting to be recognised . I know if I get ill with an infection regardless of what I get , I get poorly very quickly and it wipes me out . THIS HAS TO BE OFFICIALLY RECOGNISED BY THE NHS AS A CHRONIC LONG TERM CONDITION