Living well with Lymphedema
- I love my Caregivers
- I ignored my worsening arthritis and other signs of the aging process. Denial was successful until I developed an infection in my foot. At this point I had to admit that I could no longer reach my feet to not provide my foot care. Also, I had stopped wearing my compression stockings because I could not get them on or off without help.
- A Special Season
The beauty of fall leaves and a large extended family are my favorite reasons for loving to live in New England -- even if I don't like black flies and mud season.)
- Backpacking and Lymphedema
Living successfully with lymphedema is a balancing act between being active without overdoing and making the condition worse. The following are the steps I took that made it possible for me to successfully go back packing with my son's Scout troop!
- Few and Far Between
- We live in beautiful open country where neighbors, and health services, are few and far between. George and I love our life style and things were going really well until I developed lymphedema. Then the need for ongoing treatment created a real problem!
- Harley Happiness
- I have a long standing love affair with a Harley (bike that is). Despite cancer and the lymphedema that followed soon the surgery, this affair is still going strong!
- I am New Here
- I was born with Lymphedema in my right leg and I am 25 now. I have anxiety and depression due to the effects of growing up with it.
- Improved Hospital Safety: The Story of G-Sleeve
As a hospital patient do you worry that someone will ignore the precautions for your lymphedema at risk arm? A nurse, who shares these worries, has developed a safeguard to better protect these patients.
- Inpatient Lymphedema Care at Siskin Hospital
by John Jordi
- The Lymph Notes team noticed an increase in the number of inquiries about inpatient treatment for lymphedema. One part of the problem is locating an appropriate facility, and another important issue is knowing whether the facility actually provides the specialized program to meet your lymphedema needs.
Our thanks to John Jordi of the Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation of Chattanooga, TN for providing this information about their inpatient lymphedema treatment program.
- My Fat Arms
"My Fat Arms," was written by Bonnie Pike, and published in http:www.literarymama.com, which is a publication of reading for the maternally inclinded. Bonnie writes about one of many challenges facing a Mother with lymphedema while nurturing one of her sons. We want to thank the Bonnie, and Literarymama, for providing Lymph Notes with permission to reprint this inspiring story.
- My Lymphedema journey
by Rebecca C.
- Living and dealing with Lymphedema.
- My Wrapping Saga
- For your pleasure, Jackie has shared the timeline, frustration, and triumph of her struggle with wrapping her own arm.
- Happy Family Times
- Cancer, followed by lymphedema, forced me to rethink my priorities.
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