Before the surgery they casually mentioned the possibility of Lymphedema but as if it was nothing. Dad knew better and said so, told them about me, I think that shook them a bit. I wonder if they were just ignorant of how much Lymphedema can affect a persons life or if they thought he would make trouble and resist if he knew the full extend of the sideeffects.
So far there is no indication of Lymphedema and hopefully it will never come. I can't bear the thought of Dad having to deal with the hassles of the compression stocking and not being able to wear shorts and sandals in Summer.
On the night before I went into hospital in Spain I looked up the Latin name for Rosen, Erysipelas, and when I first got to the ER I mentioned to the doctors that there was a possibility this could be it, or Cellulitis. It is just an idea but perhaps it is handy to have the names in ones phone or on a piece of paper in ones purse when travelling abroad – or domestic, I guess. The sooner a diagnosis can be made, the sooner the right treatment can be given, which I think is very important with Cellulitis and Rosen. A hint may speed up things instead of doctors spending precious time figuring out what is going on.
Coming soon: A readers picture of nice shoes that works! I also want to show you some pictures of new pants and boots I got a little while ago.