My body swelled up a lot from time to time, so that I could hardly move. As a result, I went to my family doctor and he said, “That I had nothing.” I found a new family doctor and he prescribed lymphatic drainage. The physiotherapy was overwhelmed with me, I should apply for a rehab and do it.
At the clinic I really learned about the clinical picture and was educated there. I was discharged from the clinic with a full body stocking and Lymphomat. I had to come back every year for rehabilitation.
In the next years my life was based on:
Lymphomat three times a day for at least 60 minutes per session.
Manual lymphatic drainage twice a week for 90 minutes
All day whole body stocking
My life was more than limited, it was hell. My weight increased from year to year. Every diet or change of eating did not lead to any weight reduction.
My life became more restricted from year to year:
I could hardly sleep because I thought I was drowning.
I could hardly move because of the pain
There were no more clothes for me to buy, I had to sew or alter everything myself because I am so shapeless.
At my last visit to the dentist I wanted to have a new bite splint made. The dentist prescribed lymphatic drainage for my face and head, otherwise she couldn’t make me a new bite splint.
I am a risk factor for surgery. My blood count is unique. I don’t get blood donations, it has to be mixed on.
In the meantime, I have had two surgeries:
- Front thigh
- Relief when walking and I no longer have pressure on my body.
- Arms and shoulder
- All T-shirts are too big for me
I have noticed that my metabolism is working better again. My body hair and fingernails are growing again and no longer breaking off.
Dr. Walgenbach and his team are very attentive to the patients and explain everything in an understandable way (clinical picture and procedure of the surgery).
In conclusion I would like to mention: I also went to another doctor to get a second opinion. She was probably overwhelmed with me. I should have a gastric bypass made and first lose 60 kg, before she performs surgery and that for a well-known clinic that treats this disease.