Lymphedema anyone?

@Modestah (11192)
United States
July 4, 2007 11:13pm CST
After 18 months of pitting edema and awful leg swellings and other symptoms I finally was able to get a referal to a vascular surgeon - he ordered testing to be done to determine if I have vascular insufficiency or lymphedema. Being indecisive as I am I have decided to have both! isn't that special? I start therepy for the lymphedema soon, but put the vascular surgery off for a while. Does anyone else here have lymphedema? how long have you had it? did you have trouble getting a diagnosis? have you been getting therepy? has it been successful? Is your lymphedema painful? (wondering if my pain is from the lymph or vascular) Do you have little blistery bumps? Here is one woman's story chronicled with pictures from start to finish. incredible.
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@DanaMark (807)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I'm not suffering with either of these, but I wish you good luck with your treatments. It doesn't sound like much fun.