CajunGrl, I have no idea if your swelling is a serious as this, but I did just a precursory search on lymphodema last nite because my father has this. He had it in his legs, and mostly ankles and feet for over 10 yrs before asking the Dr about it.
One piece stated it could begin as a result of an injury or illness. Although it is most likely your Bart, maybe you'd want to look at this.
I have minor swelling in my ankles and feet at the end of the day, but surely it is related to TBI. And do you know that while waiting tables for almost 20 yrs, my feet NEVER hurt. But now they hurt most of the time.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause?
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.