I rarely talk about it here and I don’t let it get to me all that often but sometimes the fact that I have lympedema really gets to me. I have it in both my legs but my right leg is about 3-4 times larger than what it should be and now its finally starting its onset in my left foot. I’ve had it for about a decade so you would think that it gets easier, but it doesn’t. Dealing with people staring like you’re some kind of freak, constantly having to explain what it is to people, limiting my wardrobe to nothing but pants to cover it up, hating going to new social situations because I know what’s coming, having to explain what my condition is to my doctors because they have no clue about it, having to spend almost $200 dollars on shoes that don’t fit right, and pretending like all of this doesn’t bother me.
I don’t even know the point to this post, it’s just me rambling. But I just wish that I didn’t have it at all, or that I had it in my arm. I think that it would be so much easier to deal with if it was in my arms and not my legs.