A mother-of-two says a painful condition that has made her leg swell up to three times its original size has robbed her of her love life.
Lisanne Casalinuovo said it has also left her bedridden at times and avoids dating because she’s too self-conscious of her huge limb.
The 56-year-old has lymphedema – a swelling caused by blocked lymph vessels – which developed after a fall 12 years ago.
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.
Lisanne, from New Jersey, said: ‘I don’t have any kind of love life. Like zero. I don’t date, I wouldn’t. Even if somebody looked at me I would think they are looking at me because of my huge leg.