am I dealing with Lymphedema?
I have been home for about a month after being in various local ICU's, CCu's, Rehab Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
2 days before Halloween of 2012. I was taken to the ER and it was determined that I had a septic infection from a cyst in my right thigh that ruptured. l also went to liver failure and kidney failure while I was in these facilities, I developed what I think is lymphedema.
I have a very hard fatty area that encompasses my waist and then also have areas of it on my thighs. Big stretch marks have developed and the areas are extremely itchy. It feels like neuropathical needles are poking me just under the skin.
I tak 60mg Lacix two times a day and then on Monday and Thursday i add a zaroxalin to step up the pace of the diurecing. Is lymphedema what I'm dealing with? although it does soften those places instead of making them harder, they do come back.
sometimes they feel hot and other times they dont
Do you think that this is lymphedema?