I have coped with lymphedema in both legs for 16 years! My legs, thighs and hips had developed hardened tissue as a result, and I was taking antibiotics for cellulitis outbreaks early on. I wear very firm compression garments on a daily basis and bandage both legs every night. Occasionally, when my legs started to increase in size, I would set up manual lymph drainage appointments. Cellulitis attacks became increasingly more frequent and were most worrisome to me. I began taking mild forms of antibiotics, but graduated to heavy doses of Augmentin seven more times a year.
I love the LBG and am so thankful for my friend’s recommendation to meet with her doctor. The LBG treatments were the first exciting steps toward a healthier and more comfortable life. After the first tingly treatment, the hardness in my hips softened and I was full of excitement that my life was about to change. Currently, my thighs are the only places that feel hard and full, but they also have begun to soften. My anklebones and kneecaps are no longer hidden under excessive swelling and I have had only one occurrence of cellulitis since beginning the LBG treatments four months ago.
I have a renewed sense of hope that I will be able to enjoy the outdoors during the hot summer months for the first time in 16 years – instead of inside alone in the air conditioning. The doctor has given me that hope by providing LBG treatments and his individualized approach for my wellness.