57 yr old female, had fibromyalgia many years,tonsils out twice, gallbladder out (no stones found) osteoarthritis all over inckuding skull, 3 degenerated discs, 5 broken ribs 4 of which I didn't know about until scan, hips recently causing walking-sitting- laying probs, migraines since childhood, sporadic blurry vision and waves of dizziness.
Have sufferred 4-5 years of overall body swelling, worsened by activity, and particularly the longer I am up and mobile,eg walking around the shopping centre for a couple of hours or trying to do menial housework, the more swollen and 'tight' my body feels (believe how ribs broke....unable to wear bra or shoes).
Been told NOT lymphodoema because that only affects extremities.
If one can imagine crossing legs, it feels like bending a hose so the water can't get through.
Had Pinks Disease as an infant and scan shows contact with TB at that time.
I have always been extremely active and busy, doing all around the house and garden, now I can do nothing without causing myself great stress.