To Jessie, Hi my name is Laurie I am going thru the exact thing you are going thru. I am currently enrolled in a lymphdema clinic. I was hoping this would give me some relief. I also had a radical hysterectomy in late Jan.2008. I have had swelling on an off for the past year and a half. It effects my left leg more then my right. My doctor has also told me about the risk of infection from shaving.I try to keep my legs elevated as much as possible . I want to wish you good luck for a full recovery. Enjoy Life!