Weʼve raised £0 to Purchase a Lymphedema compression machine.
- Fareham, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
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- Closed on Saturday, 14th October 2017
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In 2006 I underwent surgery and treatment for cancer, during the surgery I had to have the lymph nodes at the top of my legs removed to ensure it didn't spread. Since then I have suffered badly with lymphedema in the legs causing sever swelling and restricted movement in my lower limbs.
There is very little in the way of treatment available on the NHS apart from compression hosiery, which helps a little.
There are machines which have inflatable leg covers which connect to a machine which uses massage and compression to ease the swelling and improve circulation. They are only available to purchase privately. I have sought medical advice as to the perfect one which costs £1250. I am hoping to raise £750 towards the cost of the machine and fund the additional £500 myself.
If successful I will then inform all lymphedema support groups and update them on my treatment so that we can put pressure on the NHS to at least make these machines available in clinics to help others.
Even after the cancer the worst thing about my treatment is how the lymphedema has left me not being able to wear dresses or nice shoes because I am too self-conscious and the shoes are too small/narrow and painful.
I am really hoping this machine will change my life for the better.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. If you can help in any way I would be most grateful.
Thank you so much xxx
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