HELP! I have been looking around the site and there is very little discussion or info. about lower extremity lymphedema! Mine is a result of surgery, i had a DVT in my left leg from the groin to the knee . My leg is completely shot! the skin is rough, thick and scaly, also it is larger than my fight one! I also have had numerous incisional hernia repairs and a full hysterectomy as a result of uterian cancer, all happening after tthe gallbladder surgery which caused the dvt. I now have abdominal lymphedema also. I have gained 120lbs since 2007 and am on a 1300 cal. diet! Nothing seems to help w/ the weight issue since i can not exercise. I also had PE"S in both lungs & my lower right leg in 2007. I am getting ready to start treatment w/ the flexitouch machine, hoping this will help! It would be nice to share thoughts with someone else who has the same challenges i have!