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lymph_leg

My leg near the beginning of lymph edema flare. The leg is about three times its normal size and you can see the fluid running down and off my foot --- lymph fluid being squeezed out of breaks in the over-stretched skin. The blister is also filled with lymph fluid. Before the ER doc deflated it and removed the dead skin, the blister was the size of half of a softball. Many other blisters showed up later, and I lost about 1/2 the skin on the front of my shin and some off the back.

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Taken on March 5, 2010