Living with lymphoedema is a real challenge – and not only a challenge for the patient but also for their family and even for the professionals who treat them. There are support groups to help and many people find help from on-line groups on Facebook e.g L-W-O *(LYMPH-WHAT-OEDEMA), The Official Lymphie Strong Group, and Lymphedema. In the UK there is a patient support organisation the Lymphoedema Support Network and groups that meet together socially for support and knowledge can also be found. There is a great need to learn more. Certainly in the USA groups have been very instrumental in trying to get reimbursement for treatment.
Today’s ONE WORD CHALLENGE on Facebook is: What for you is the biggest challenge of living with lymphoedema?