This Woman’s Leg Has Swollen Up Three Times Its Size

BarcroftTVPublished: November 30, 2017142 viewsVirality: 3%
Published: November 30, 2017

This mum of two is living with a painful condition that has made her leg swell up to three times its original size. For 12 years, Lisanne Casalinuovo, 56, from New Jersey, has been living with lymphedema, which is a swelling caused by blocked lymph vessels, that made her right leg swell up to three times its original size.

Lisanne says that she had an original fall 10 years ago right in her kitchen and she broke her kneecap and and about a year later my leg started to swell. However, the swelling on Lisanne’s leg unfortunately did not disappear, but instead it gradually grew larger, taking a huge toll on her social and love life, even making her bed ridden.

Before the had this medical condition, she always wore dresses and high heels, but the drastic size of her right leg has made it nearly impossible for her to exercise, or even find clothes that are able to fit over both of her legs.

Luckily, she has the support of her family, including her son Taylor Astin, 33, who helps her with any everyday activities that she struggles with. Taylor takes a huge burden off his mother by helping around the house, the animals and the yard, doing lot of her chores, taking a lot off her shoulders. He is a great son!

Lisanne's mother also suffered with lymphedema for the past twenty years that was triggered after tripping over a toy and injuring her leg. This condition is very much genetic and it can run in the whole family. Her kids and siblings can get it, and it is kind of frightening.

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