- August 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm
Like the others who have responded, I too have nerve damage to my leg. LND was June 2007. I don't even notice it anymore. I wear a compression stocking every day to reduce the swelling from lymphodema. I also had a lot of trouble with my groin wound, had to be attached to a VAC machine (Vacuum Assisted Closure) for a few weeks, and I had a huge ligature, making it difficult to straighten my leg. But I did physio, and it eventually relaxed after several months — maybe a year. Now I don't feel it or notice it, and I walk perfectly normally.
Tell Bill to be patient, exercise it when he's ready, and ask his doctor about physio. It will get better, but it takes time.