Today I was given a new dressing for my ulcer. I was assured that it would cool and soothe it, and help it heal – the reality had been 14 hours of unadulterated agony. I daren’t change it for fear of making it even worse. The pain, previously localised to the ulcer and surrounding tissue now extends from my toes to my hip.
So, an appeal. If anyone in my position (bilateral lymphoedema, & a leg ulcer the size of my hand), knows of a surgeon in Wirral who might be willing to amputate, please – let me know.
That I might not survive the surgery is a given (Stage 3 COPD, heart failure, much else besides), but right now I don’t care. This has to end.
NB: Taking my leg below the knee will change little for me in terms of mobility – I already spend much of my time on wheels.