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Lymphoedema is part of who I am

Lindsey Summerhill
14 February 2014

<p>In 1999, when I was 19 years old and in my second year of university, I remember standing in the living room saying to my housemates, ‘Do my legs look swollen to you?’ They agreed they did look a little swollen but we did not know why, so left it there. A few months later I moved to Reading to carry out my placement year for my third year of university. This meant for the first time I had a ‘proper’ office job. I very much enjoyed my job and was learning lots of new exciting things, however, there was something which appeared to be bothering me during the day at work and that was my legs.</p>

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