Hi Ya Music
Super welcome to our famliy here
While I have had lymphedema and lymphoma, my brother had Hodgkins back in 1972 and has been symptom free now since about 1974 - so hang in there and the best to you on that.
There are several things you might want to do while waiting for the compression garments. But, why in the world is it taking them so long? I can't imagine that.
You can do the compression bandaging yourself at home. At first, it seems kind of difficult, but you would quickly have it down perfectly and it actually would not take long to do.
Try and see what kind of insole you can buy that gives you the support you need. You should be able to buy them at any WalMart, large supermarket etc.
Once you find one, I would say to try walking a couple times a day. Walking is actually a good exercise and it does help the lymph flow.
You could also try self MLD. Although I'll be the first to admit, it can be difficlut with leg lymphedema.
Take a lok at our page on
Leg Lymphedemahttp://www.lymphedemapeople.com/wiki/do ... lymphedema
and see if there is anything there that would help. It also covers compression wrapping, exercises and some self MLD/CDT.
This page also give an illustration of leg wrapping:http://lymphedemaville.wordpress.com/20 ... strated-1/
This page also shows self MLD of the leg - illustratedhttp://lymphedemaville.wordpress.com/20 ... -patterns/
I know this doesn't seem like much, but combined it should help. The only other thing is trying your best to keep the legs elevated whenever you sit down. This can actually be done at work too. You can get a small foot stool to fit discreetly under your desk.
My best to you