Yesterday I went walking with a hiking club that I used to go walking with before Lymphedema. It was the first time since the Lymphedema started. Previously, I would sometimes go on 10-15 km walkingtours and also some weekend trips to Sweden, but since the Lymphedema began I for various reasons haven't been on any tours. In the beginning I had to learn what I could and couldn't do, then I was bandaged, then my walking shoes didn't fit, the route was too long, the weather was bad etc etc, but yesterday I finally managed to get going, and it was so good! Wonderful to go walking again, super nice area and really good to get out and meet some new, positive, genuine people. Now I will try and attend walking tours more often when there is a one that is right for me.
I was knackered when I got home though the tour was only 13 km. I guess it's about being used to it. The little toe on the lymphedemafoot had been squashed a little, but today it was back to normal – or as normal as it gets. It seems the foot and ankle is a little bigger today so I've put a little bandage on top of the stocking, just two rolls, and only for wearing indoors.