We did some tests last week and determined that a large part of the swelling in my ankle is lymphedema caused by a compromised lymphatic system. The PT thinks a large band of scar tissue circling my ankle joint is impairing blood flow, and now, also, lymph flow. The Occupational Therapist (OT) showed me last week how to do a simple lymphatic drain on that ankle/leg. Tonight, I couldn't remember a step so I looked it up and read about it. While this condition is manageable and not dire, its not the "no big deal" I thought it was, either. Ugh.I'm tired.