As I mentioned in my personal page, I’m due to have surgery shortly. This is a potted history of the pathway to the operation.
A couple of years ago, when I lived down the road in Todmorden, I was with my then GP, Dr H, and we were talking about my illness and my weight. Part of having lymphoedema means that I have two very swollen legs that contain a considerable amount of fluid. We had previously tried using compression stockings to try to squeeze the fluid upwards without success, and although this contributed to my increased weight, I was also quite well-built and carrying a fair amount of weight.