Tina from Dublin

Tina's sons and grandson doing "Runamuck" to raise money for Lymphoedema Ireland
Tina’s sons and grandson doing “Runamuck” to raise money for Lymphoedema Ireland

I have Lymphoedema in my torso which I have since breast cancer surgery and now have been diagnosed with it in both legs.

I get regular bouts of cellulitis and feel like a forgotten patient and a great inconvenience.

I am unfortunately on a series of different antibiotics since August to try to clear Cellulitis on both shins. It is very painful and so hard to treat.

I get four MLD treatments per year and that’s the only treatment I get. I wonder if people walked a mile in my shoes would they see how important it is to move services on to a better level.

Many thanks for our Association and Annual Open Day. It’s the only place I feel normal.