My leg debulking surgery – the first of its kind in Africa.

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As some of you will know, I suffer severely from lymphedema following my cancer treatment when I was 29 years old. Lymphedema is the swelling of an area due to the build-up of lymph fluid. I have secondary lymphedema which is generally caused by cancer treatment. I carry about 5 kg of additional weight in my right leg with the majority of it being below the knee. When they found the cancer in the lymphs in my groin in 2011, they had to remove the lymphs in the groin and pelvis and then also had to do 6 weeks of radiation. I was immediately made aware of the fact that I may suffer from lymphedema because of the damage that had been done to my lymph system and so I was proactive about seeking treatment and getting in top of it. Between then and when I had Murray, we managed…

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