These stories show how surgery for lymphoedema at Oxford Lymphoedema Practice can be life-changing. Please note that the names of our patients have been changed to protect their confidentiality.
Mary is a 54 year-old lady who came to see us regarding the lymphoedema in her left leg. Almost twenty years previously she had been diagnosed with cancer…
Lauren (not her real name) was a 68 year-old retired lady who came to our clinic ten months after completing treatment for breast cancer.
“When I was first diagnosed the local lymphoedema nurse told me I’d have to wear compression all day everyday for the rest of my life so this is a big success for me.”
Diane is a 44 year-old lady who came to see us regarding the lymphoedema in her left arm. Two years previously she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and had both surgery…
“The surgeons at the Manor are fantastic. Dominic and Alex make a skillful and pioneering team and both are very respectful, polite and put you at your ease.”
Gill (59 years old) came to us having had breast cancer 2018 and lymphoedema starting in 2020. By the time she saw us in 2021 her right arm was already 13.4% bigger than her left.
It would be impossible for me to fully explain the difference that the improvement in my Lymphedema has made to my quality of life so far - Thank you!
Please thank Mr Gore who saw me for his very helpful letter, it is good to know that there is somewhere to turn to for clarity on lymphoedema
Without your surgery on my arm I don’t think I could of done this , I climbed Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Day
I think the service you have given me has been the best medical experience I have ever had, the team is very professional but with a really great empathy for the patient which makes one feel very comfortable and cared for.
My left leg is still staying soft and maintaining a good shape. I have noticed a reduction in my thigh area recently just by looking!
The surgery has made a big difference to my mobility, which has enabled me to do things that I want to do. The pain has lessened, which has improved my quality of life. Everyone in the practice I've had contact with has been kind and understanding. They've worked hard to make things better for me.
Many thanks for your wonderful service. You've changed my life by correcting my painful lymphoedema. Coming to see you was the best thing. All my thanks for making such a difference to my and our lives.