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Klippel Trenaunay Weber Syndrome

weeyinweeyin Posts: 6Member Connected
I was born with this condition which affects the right leg, foot and private area.  Does anyone else on here have this condition or know any specialists that deal with the condition.  Thanks 

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,786Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @weeyin welcome to the community! I have just looked around the forum and it appears that you are the first member to have mentioned this! Would you like to tell us a bit more?
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Hi @weeyin welcome to the community. 

    Thank you for sharing this with us, have you been in contact with your GP recently?
  • Beverley_ScopeBeverley_Scope Posts: 80Navigate Pioneering
    Hi @weeyin .

    Not sure if you've tried the following site, but Information and support in the UK for Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is provided by the Proteus Family Network.  You may find some information there that helps.  They also have a facebook page that you could join. 

    http://proteus-uk.org/

    Hope you find what you are looking for.

    Beverley
    Beverley Davies
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  • LivcLivc Posts: 1Member Listener
    Hi @weeyin
    I have this condition too although think mine is Klippel Trenaunay (not Weber, or at least not been mentioned by the docs). Not much specific treatment I'm afraid, in the UK anyway. I saw a lymphodema nurse for a while (as that was the most relevant speciality available when I pushed for treatment, in London). She would measure the limb and give prescriptions for nice black compression stockings which were just like strong tights so I wore them in winter. I've now been referred on to a vein specialist and have had one course of non invasive vein treatment. Let me know if you'd like to know anything else or share your experiences a bit. For me, walking lots helps but standing still (e. G. A day out shopping) is a no no due to the pain
  • Swav63Swav63 Posts: 2Member Listener
    I myself have klippel trenaunay syndrome, it effects my right hand,arm,chest and back, I was only diagnosed about 3yrs ago due to the extra growth that started happening and multitude of clots appearing, I suffer from cramps in my chest area and also due to restrictions in my veins I become very tired very quick and find it hard to walk far, I am now unable to work and applied for pip but turned down so appealed to tribunal and waiting for tribunal date. I think it is crazy that the assessment done for pip is by some one that knows absolutely nothing about kts, I know it’s about what you are able to do and not about what you have, but most people can lift a leg up sat on a couch it does not mean you can walk far, if they had a better understanding of the condition perhaps the report would of been wrote differently.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,837Administrator Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @Livc and @Swav63! Thank you both of you for taking the time to share your experiences with us all. I hope you find the community a supportive place and please do let me know if there is anything else I can do to help :)
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • gem_mumOF2gem_mumOF2 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Hi @weeyin I also suffer with the same condition. I have the same effects as you from it but mine affects my left leg from the top of my buttock to my toes. Do you suffer with a lot of pain? If so how do you manage it? 
  • gem_mumOF2gem_mumOF2 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Hi @Swav63 I also applied for pip but got turned down. I am interested to know how the appeal went for you?
  • weeyinweeyin Posts: 6Member Connected
    Hi Sorry I haven’t been on the site for a while. I have daily Epsom baths for pain. I take pain killers and amitriptyline at night. I keep my weight down with swimming as the more weight I carry the more pain I’m in. I would be interested in chatting more to you gem. It is not often that I get the chance to chat with someone that has Klippel Trenaunay so similar to what I have 😊
  • gem_mumOF2gem_mumOF2 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Hi @weeyin so happy to read your response. I’ve joined a forum before and never had a reply and I am similar to you that I have never met nor spoken to anyone that suffers with the same condition that affects them the same way as me. I would definitely like to chat to you more too 😊 are you similar to me that the doctors can’t offer any long term solutions? I tried scelorotherapy which was great at the start but soon it didn’t have the same effect and I didn’t see much point in carrying on. I’ve been referred to London so will see what they say.....we can always stay hopeful can’t we x
  • atlas46atlas46 Posts: 827Community champion Pioneering
    Hi @weeyin

    A very warm welcome.

    There is a KTWS support group on Facebook, might be worth a look.

    Let us know what you think.

    Best wishes
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,837Administrator Scope community team
    edited August 1
    Hi @weeyin, that's okay! I'm glad you have found some things that help :) 

    Also hello to @gem_mumOF2, great to have you here.

    If there is anything the community can do to help the please do let us know!
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • weeyinweeyin Posts: 6Member Connected
    Hi

    i was on the KTW Support group on Facebook.  I definitely would recommend this to you Gem.  I came of Facebook in January as I can struggle with my mental health and I was spending to much time on Facebook.  I don’t want to go back on anytime soon as I haven’t missed it.  The support group was a positive part of Facebook though.  Feel free to ask me anything.  Unsure if you can privately message on this or I have no problems giving my number.

    Sorry I’m not clued up on the forum I haven’t been a regular user.  Linsey x
  • weeyinweeyin Posts: 6Member Connected
    Gem I also had scereotherapy on my private area and foot.  This helped a lot.  I wouldn’t have it on my leg though as the vascular issue is vast and I don’t want to put myself through anymore.  Trying to learn how to accept it as it is.  I had my right hip and knee replaced as the vascular condition affected my bones.  I have walked with a limp for 25 years so I have pain in my left hip and knee due to overcompensating.
    I would be interested to know how you deal with pain?
    I actually met a lovely girl through the Facebook support group.  She had 3 kids.  Having children was never an option for me as I was told it affected me internally and that it would potentially put me in a wheelchair.


  • Swav63Swav63 Posts: 2Member Listener
    Just a quick update on my pip appeal, I received a letter saying the appeal was cancelled as they agreed to pay me the top rate of living allowance and the top rate of mobility and back dated my payment to September last year, so all good in the end and I’m glad my consultant wrote a comprehensive letter to them also my daughter wrote a fantastic letter explaining what it is like living day to day with kts.
  • atlas46atlas46 Posts: 827Community champion Pioneering
    Hi @Swav63

    What a great result and not having to go through the Tribunal process.

    It is great that this community hears of positive outcomes.

    Enjoy your summer.

    Enjoy your back payments.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 4,392Administrator Scope community team
    Brilliant news @Swav63. Really glad to hear a positive result. :smile:
    Senior Online Community Officer
    Scope
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,837Administrator Scope community team
    That's great news @Swav63, thank you for letting us know! :)
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
  • gem_mumOF2gem_mumOF2 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Hi @weeyin thank you for letting me know about the Facebook support group but I too deleted my account and don’t have any plans to reactivate it after 6 years of being Facebook free hehe. I am not sure about being able to private message on here as I only joined the day I messaged you. Ive tried looking to see if I can but can’t find how too but it would be great if we could.
  • gem_mumOF2gem_mumOF2 Posts: 7Member Listener
    @weeyin I find the older I get the worse the pain seems to be becoming, do you find the same? To try and manage the pain I take painkillers, have a hot bath, use a hot water bottle or simply try and rest with my leg raised on a pillow. I am very lucky that I am blessed with 2 boys, I was fortunate not too be advised against pregnancy but I had regular check ups when pregnant with both of them which was very reassuring 😊
  • gem_mumOF2gem_mumOF2 Posts: 7Member Listener
    Hi @Swav63 what a fantastic result, it’s such a shame that kts and the daily effects it causes on someone’s life isn’t recognised in the first stage but great that they cancelled the appeal and you got a positive and well deserved outcome. 
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