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4/15/18 1:53 P

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Judy, my lymphedema is not serious enough to even mention to my oncologist, who I see annually for checkups. When I mentioned swelling, and pain to my PN, she checked me for carpal tunnel, but said it wasn't serious enough.

Actually, even when the pain and tingling is very uncomfortable, it goes away overnight, so I'm not too inconvenienced...

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4/15/18 1:49 P

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great info about the trampoline. I had no idea - and I already HAVE a mini-trampoline.

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4/15/18 12:41 P

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Great info about Lymphedema. Does your Dr. check your limbs when you go for regular appts.? Do you see a special dr. for teatment?

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4/14/18 7:36 P

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Hi CARO488, I would wear the sleeve/glove especially when active, it will help push any lymph fluid back into your body, something your body would naturally do if you had lymph nodes on that side.

I have truncal lymphedma which affects my right breast. My breast is very tender/sore to the touch on the outside part of my breast. The whole side under my arm is sore and it extends somewhat going toward my back. I had both chemo and radiation. I also sometimes have tingling, shooting nerve pains; I am numb in some areas on my breast and underarm area.

I wear a compression sleeve and gaunlet (fingerless glove) when I do aerobics/cardio, strength training, walking... anything active to help prevent swelling in my right arm. So far, I have had no swelling in my arm and I lift heavy weights. So yes, I highly recommend that you wear the sleeve/glove... that's why they gave it to you.

I will be a 12 year survivor as of August. Diagnosed with early Stage 2, 3+ nodes out of 27 removed. I wear a compression bra and it does help.

Also, my lymphedema clinician recommened using a "mini trampoline" to help with the lymphatic system... the jumping up and down is supposed to help assist the flow of lymph fluid in the body. Especially good for us since we need it to "keep moving" .... I bought the "Urban Rebounder" and use it, not enough, but it is fun. You can find many brands of mini-trampolines on the market. If you want more information let me know.

I hope this information helped you and emoticon on being a "10 year survivor!!!!"

~ Dee

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3/16/18 11:01 P

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Hi! I am a ten-year survivor, and frequently have lymphadema swelling. I am on no treatment any more. My right arm can be as much as an inch larger around than my left. The massage techniques I was taught really help. But even then I frequently have pain from the edema. I have a sleeve and a glove, but don’t think it’s bad enough to need to wear them.

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Hi Judy!

I've never had it but I am at a higher risk for developing it. I'm pretty sure Simplelife4real has dealt with it and could give you some good advice.

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3/13/18 5:50 P

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Hi,

I am a three year stage III breast cancer survivor. I had extensive chemo and radiation. I take Aromasin, and will have to continue on it for a few more years So far I am cancer free but have been told that I am at high risk for recurrence.

I have lymphedema in my left arm. Does anyone on this team have it, what is your treatment for it and how does it affect your weight loss.

Looking forward to getting to know fellow survivors.

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