I have lymphodoema in my left left which has become greatly swollen this past few weeks due to an RA flare in my ankles. My GP has referred me to physio who specialises in lymph treatments and I had my first visit yesterday. I have two layers of thick stretchy bandage, and I have to go everyday to have it replaced.
The thing is, the pressure of the bandages over my very swollen ankle is hideously painful, and I am beginning to think that just putting up with the lymphodoema is preferable to this gnawing pain. I had a nasty patch of cellulitis on my shin earlier on in the spring and GP wants to get some of the fluid off my leg to lessen the risk of further cellulitis.
I am so fed up, hate this very tight bandaging especially in this heat, can't wait for it to all end. RA and lymphodoema do not go well together !! Lynda x