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  • Well I am so glad my husband found this site.

    I have lymphedema of the R leg with flair ups in my R arm.  I have had it for about 5 years. Reason unknown. It has really changed my life. I have kids who are active a family that is active and at times I just can't be. I can't walk as long or as fare as I used to. The heat really sets me back.  When I have pushed myself too far I end up in bed leg elevated on my leg pump and taking meds for pain and inflammation. It has been hard to find a good therapist for decongestion therapy. Insurance can I just say (crazy). I have stopped working and that really seems to help because I can put my leg up or walk a bit. But now I wonder what kind of job will I be able to do? Plus I have to say the stocking great fashion accessory. At  first I had a hard time with it over came that great look and now the arm sleeve and glove gotta say this one is a little more because I am right handed and it seems to be in your face you have lymphedema more then my leg said it to me! So one garmet at a time!

     

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  • Jennifer Kramer
    Jennifer Kramer Hi Natalie,
    I have also mourned the necessity of wearing not-so-attractive garments! I've had lymphedema in both legs since childhood and really don't enjoy wearing compression garments everyday. I would love to approach the garment manufacturers and...  more
    April 28, 2009
  • Carole Touzalin
    Carole Touzalin Hi Natalie, I am new to this site today and just read your message. I also have Lymphedema in my right leg. Flare ups come periodically and generally I end up in the hospital for IV treatment.I have had LE since age 16. I know that it is very difficult...  more
    June 21, 2009
  • <i>Deleted Member</i>
    Deleted Member Thank you to everyone that made a post and gave some information on their lymphedema. I have a therapist that I am working with. Thank goodness it has not been too hot yet but the heat is coming..Lymphedema is a day by day thing I wish everyone good health..
    June 21, 2009 - delete
  • Natalie Algeyer
    Natalie Algeyer Well I haven't checked in in a long long while..This summer has been one of my best ones with my leg and arm.. I just keep myself in check of what I can and can't do.. and now my tan leg matches my stocking leg (woo hoo) to that...
    August 18, 2010