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IN WHICH PART OF THE WORLD DO YOU LIVE

Anne16
Anne16

Hi Everyone

I do think it would be so useful if contributors would state at the beginning of their post(s), in which country they are living. I have recently, responded to a couple of posts about Lymphoedema, only to find that the contributor is living on the other side of the world.

Thanks in advance, and stay safe everyone.

7 Replies

The country we live in can be included in our profiles so the information is always there if anyone wishes to check.

Thomas45
Thomas45 in reply to Perido

That's true, Perido, (female from the UK). I'm also from the UK, as is Anne16, but male. When I was referred to the lymphoedema clinic a few years ago I was weeping lymph fluid from both my legs below the knee. Now after wearing made to measure compression socks for about five years, both my legs have reduced in thickness, but due to an accident I haven't been able to wear a sock on my right leg for 6 months. Lymphoedema there was secondary, due to a previous accident when somehow I caused a 5" x 2" cut on my leg near to the shin bone.

6 months ago I fell downstairs, with my right leg bent. X rays showed my right fibula to be fractured. Three weeks later I was found to have a damaged peroneal nerve, which damage caused foot drop.

Because of the pandemic I am still waiting, understandably, for further investigation.

My right leg has a changed shape

Hopefully a month or so after having the vaccine I shall be able to attend a lymphoedema clinic to have it looked at. I am 75, with long term asthma which is normally controlled by inhalers, and permanent Atrial Fibrillation which causes no problems.

Until and after the vaccine jab I will continue to not go out.

Perido
Perido in reply to Thomas45

Goodness you have been through the wars recently; hopefully you will get your vaccine very soon and can make some progress in getting back on top of your lymphoedema.

My lymphoedema has been better controlled since (after much trial and tribulation) I've had a well fitting made to measure stocking - I also wear toe caps.

One of the things, apart from Covid, that has kept me indoors recently is chilblains on my lymphie toes - I have had to commit to keeping my foot warm.

Take care.

Good plan Anne 16, I live in Scotland xx

Hi Anne, Im from Uk..” over the water” from you,in Liverpool x

Hello Stella, good to hear from you. Hope you are keeping well. Take care. x🦋

I am from North West of England

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