Lebanon, PA

I am 52 and was diagnosed with Lymphedema 10 years ago but I have had it longer. My doctor just told me it was because I was overweight and worked on my feet. I have had cellulitis many times and was hospitalized once for a week because I almost went septic. My lymphedema is in my left leg from my knee to my ankle and sometimes in my foot when really bad. Finding clothing to fit my leg is difficult and I even had to fight with my employer because I couldn't wear the uniform pants we needed to wear. I was getting treatment at a therapist and it did help but after I was released from that the compression garment I was given would not stay up so I would get huge grooves in my leg and It was frustrating so I just gave up. I do use a pump machine for two hours every day and it helps but that is temporary. I recently lost my job and I believe part of it was because of my health. I have Fibromyalgia and Sjogrens syndrome and osteoarthritis. I feel like my life is basically over cause I can't do much.