I have recently been diagnosed (if that is the correct term) as having lymphedema. It is a problem with the lymph nodes in your body that have stopped working for whatever reason. Many women who have had breast cancer suffer with this problems in their arms. I have it in my legs stemming from a bout with appendicitis when I was 18 months old - starting there then one injury after another accumulating until in my late 40's it became a full blown problem. Unfortunately, I was not diagnosed until my 60's - Thank goodness I have started having my legs wrapped and will be in compression stockings soon. Would like to hear from others that have this problem -