LYMPHEDEMA WAS MISDIAGNOSED FOR 17 YEARS!
Rita ended up in the hospital again, this time with sepsis. She had been here before due to infections and wounds caused by her legs that continually swelled. Time and time again, she had sought medical help but to no or little avail. After the hospital stay came the nursing home. Then finally home again with a physical therapist to help her regain some of the ground she had lost, spending so much time immobile.
This was a new therapist, which disappointed Rita. She liked her last home health therapist a great deal. However, she had little say as her old therapist had left the organization. Finding a good therapist can be challenging at times. Now she says that her new therapist, Monica, was a God send. She was the first person in nearly 17 years who recognized and properly diagnosed her condition, lymphedema. Continue reading