Don't dis- my ability

I wear a thigh-high jobst stocking on my left leg. I’ve worn it every day for decades. It helps with the swelling from a condition that doctors call “lymphangiomatosis.” I don’t leave the house without a stocking on, so unless you have lived with me, you haven’t seen my naked leg. Consider this my legsposé. So much of my life I’ve spent hiding this thing because I don’t want people to see it, it’s been too painful to show. The little that people do see is that I have a swollen ankle, or that I wear some sort of “brace.” I have a handicap placard because at any moment I could have some sort of “issue” with the skin where I need to elevate my leg (not walk on it) so that the skin heals (skin w

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