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Hey everyone ! I am approx two months out from VSG and was wondering the chages people have seen with leg edema if any. Thanks for reponding and educating all of us that arent post op yet

Sincerely,

James Proctor

Greenvnille NC

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Hi James - I have Primary Lymphedema - and I can tell you since surgery my swelling is way down. This won't cure me - but getting my weight down helps!

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Hey everyone ! I am approx two months out from VSG and was wondering the chages people have seen with leg edema if any. Thanks for reponding and educating all of us that arent post op yet

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James Proctor

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I am 4 weeks post op. I used to have edema from my BP. My BP is already back to normal. No meds needed. And no swelling since the after surgery swelling went away.

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I am 4 weeks post op. I used to have edema from my BP. My BP is already back to normal. No meds needed. And no swelling since the after surgery swelling went away.

That is awesome. Thanks for the reply. Hope things are going well. I hope this works for my edema also.

Good Luck

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I have lymphedema as well (thyroid cancer made it worse) and since loosing weight it is much improved- of course not gone but instead of using my pump every day i am using it a few times a month- more if i'm on my feet and it has a chance to pool.

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Iml - so sorry to hear you have LE too!! Ive had it since I was 28 and I'm 50 now!!! I'm so thrilled for you that you don't have to use your pump as often!!! I've been off the pump for years now - ever since I had MLD therapy - made a huge difference for me!!!!

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I have done the MLD, strapping, reed sleeves, stockings etc.. the only thing that helps is the pump...

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Yeah - I did the read sleeves too - hated them. I preferred circaids and then about 10 years ago I didnt need those everyday either - now I do a compression sock - waaayyy better and makes me feel "normal"

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I'm 10-days post-op, and the reduction in swelling of my calves and ankles post surgery was the most dramatic change I experienced post surgery. My work boots are literally flopping around my ankles now. My first 2 days home from the hospital I was urinating 5-6 times a day initially and even my ring size dropped till I'm concerned about losing my wedding ring already. There really are visible veins in my ankles now. Wow.

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Unfortunately, at four months post-op (and quite a bit of weight down), I haven't really seen any difference - still hoping for the best, but not too optimistic at this point.

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Proctor you look soooo much like my son. You are the same weight also. If I didn't know better, I would think someone took a twin I had somewhere else LOL. I took him to one of the meetings and he was not at all interested. He gets celluitis all the time in his legs and is laid up for weeks. He says he has no other health issues but that is hard to believe. He is a smoker though and he would have to stop that, I am having the sleeve even at my age because of so many health issues. I try to tell him it is coming all the cronic things that are no fun. Diabetes, hbp, high cholesterol. I would be interest in hearing your story. Best of luck, Mokee :rolleyes:

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