I am a male53 years old. I have suffered from CVI since expeiencing DVT in the inferior vena cava and both legs at the age of 20. I have experienced recurring ulceration since then, primarily inthe left ankle area. I had an episode of thrombo phlebitis in the iccompetent veins on my pelvis which spread into the inner thigh before being treated with Heparin. Since then I have experinced wounds on both sided of the ankle that refuse to heal at all. I am currently applying Mepolex dressings under compression stockings. Application of new gel producing dressings such as Phomogram have proved to painful to tolerate for long. I manage the condition in conjunction with the wound clinic at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford and do all my own dressing. Through conservative care and self treatment I have been able to live a reasonable quality of life until now. I continue to work but the latest episode has made that more difficult because of the levels of discharge and the effects of gravity. It is a very lonely condition with little interest from the vascular dept since diagnosis 30 years ago. Any news of products or developments before I explore the possibilities of early retirement?