- August 30, 2010 at 4:01 am
Hi, Tracy. My info is similar to what the others have said. I was stage IV and had 17 lymph nodes removed 8 years ago. Also had skin for grafts taken from the outside of that thigh. It took a little while before I felt like I was walking "normally" and I had most of the top of my leg that was numb. (I thought that would maybe be a good spot to give myself an interferon shot, but that was a bad idea – it hurt so much worse!) It got better though. Now, I just have a little section over the top of my knee, but I don't really notice it at all. I deal with lymphedema some, but they have a lot to help with that. (I sleep in a magical boot thing that I couldn't live without.) Wishing you guys the best!