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Re: Anniversary & lymphadema
Posted by Karen H. on August 29, 2016, 10:25 pm, in reply to "Anniversary & lymphadema"
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Hi...congrats on being cancer free for so long!! And it's strange how this lymphedema can occur so many years later. My therapist said she saw someone 20 years out who developed it by simply poking herself with a crab leg. Anyway, does your PT include massage draining? And have they taught you how to do that at home? The only other thing I can think of is if you are sitting for a while watching TV or reading, try to elevate the affected side on some pillows. And I'm sure they have told you about heavy lifting, etc? Good luck and I hope it resolves soon!! Love, Karen H.
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