December 22, 2008

Lymphedema continues

I still have edema in my hand, despite several days of wearing the sleeve and glove during the day and bandaging at night. So today I wrapped my arm before breakfast and plan to stay wrapped until tomorrow morning. Hopefully that will make a difference. Thank goodness for drugs to help me sleep while bandaged.

I also called the physical therapist and got the earliest appointment available. Maybe I won't need it, but I'd rather have an appointment and cancel than be stuck and unable to get in to see someone.

Click here to read more about lymphedema. I think that after looking in the mirror at one's scars, lymphedema is the worst daily reminder of breast cancer.

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