Countdown to the Operation 1

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.

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