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SUFFERING FROM ILL HEALTH CAN BE HEARTBREAKING AND SOUL DESTROYING AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN NOT EVERYBODY BELIEVES YOU!

“You sure you’re not getting obsessed with your bits”?  A GP said this to me once. “I think we discussed this last time how you’re maybe getting obsessed with your blood sugars”.  A Diabetic Nurse said this to me once. … Continue reading

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A QUICK TICKLE NEAR MY GROIN AND SOME MASSAGING WITH NOT MUCH PRESSURE….MY FIRST EXPERIENCE OF MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE!

ME : “Hi, it’s Andrew Lloyd” Therapist : “Hello, do you want to take your shoes off before coming through” Now, I will be honest with you and say that this request here to take my shoes off did take … Continue reading

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MY LYMPHOEDEMA IS IMPROVING AND ALL I HAVE DONE IS………..EXERCISE MORE!

“Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling when the lymphatic system is not able to drain fluid properly”.(Google search). “Lymphoedema is a swelling that develops as a result of an impaired lymphatic system.  This may be as a result of … Continue reading

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ANOTHER SETBACK AND BODY BLOW……….I DO HAVE LYMPHOEDEMA AFTER ALL!

A week ago I had appointment at a local hospital where my worst fears were confirmed, I do indeed have a lifelong condition called lymphoedema(in my lower legs) after all. I say after all because I have had this possible … Continue reading

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BOTH PALS AND MY GP ARE ON MY SIDE! (LYMPHOEDEMA DIAGNOSIS UPDATE).

Monday was a relatively big day for me on the ‘get me better front’.  If you read my last blog then you will have discovered how I had recently been given two opposing opinions by two Vascular Consultants…..in the space … Continue reading

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TWO RUDDY DOCTORS WITH TOTALLY OPPOSITE OPINIONS…….SADLY IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE LYPHOEDEMA AFTER ALL!

ME : (somewhat perplexed) “So do I need this manual lymph drainage or not now”? VASCULAR CONSULTANT NO2 : (shouty) “YOU DO NOT HAVE LYPHOEDEMA”! These two lines above were actually said when I had a follow-up consultation with a … Continue reading

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THE VERDICT IS DUE IN ANY MINUTE…DOES ANDY LLOYD HAVE LYMPHOEDEMA OR NOT?

JUDGE : “Members of the jury do you find the defendant Mr Andrew Lloyd guilty or not guilty of having LYMPHOEDEMA…..FOR LIFE?” Chief Juror :  “NOT GUILTY YOUR HONOUR!” Reporter : “Screams from the gallery, Andy Lloyd looks stunned in disbelief … Continue reading

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