I thought it was about time I did an update even though I have little to say, still waiting!!!! Today I went for a physio appointment for MLD. (Manual Lymph Drainage) Although I had flown to Perth last week, had done a lot of walking and sitting in cars, my leg survived without getting to swollen. On the other hand it did not improve either, which would have been nice! Next Thursday is the big day when I will have an Ultrasound done to check for viable Lymph nodes. Thank goodness it is not an MRI, as I thought, so I will not have that noise again, it gave me a headache last time! Noise Tunnel… Bang Bang Bang! I am also due for another Physio appointment that day for MLD and all measurements, (compared to pre surgery) ready for the doctor the following week. Next week will be three months since I had the surgery, I certainly did not expect to be having all this treatment, Ready Wraps, MLD and maybe Complex Bandaging. Somewhere in my head I thought that this would all get easier rather than harder… Sue feels the same as me too as she is wearing a Reidboot to work and Bandaging her leg at night time to get the swelling down. This makes it very difficult to know if any improvement is from the therapy or the new Lymph nodes….. I am also very confused as to wether the swelling in my knee is Lymphoedema or surgical swelling from the transplant or infection, as it gets worse when I use the knee more…… I guess next week all will be revealed. The emotional toll of all this waiting is also way beyond what I imagined and it is great to be able to share this with Sue and other ladies, as we are able to support each other and understand the journey we are on, at times like a crazy roller coaster!! We are the “Leg Ladies”.
Much more exciting than all of this is the amazing Vivid Festival that starts in Sydney this weekend.The city comes alive with lights colour and music for two weeks. Here are some photos for you to get an idea of the wonderful atmosphere. http://www.vividsydney.com
Have a great weekend all…….