Thursday, March 28, 2013

Does THIS Ever End?

I have some swelling in my hands. I innocently thought it was water retention. Yesterday the radiation oncologist and his nurse suggested it may be lymphedema. Remember my rant about this side-effect? Well, I guess I might as well experience all the bumps and twists and turns while I'm on this cancer road trip - it certainly isn't one I want to return to, so I may as well get all I can out of this journey.

So, as a precaution, I have an appointment to visit the lymphedema specialists in a couple of weeks, and I had the privilege of going to Carol's Mastectomy Boutique in Salt Lake City, being fitted with a compression sleeve that I'll wear whenever I travel in a plane, sit for any extended period of time, or whenever the air pressure changes, do heavy lifting or pulling - for the rest of my life, just in case!

What next? What more?


The lady who helped me at Carol's was so kind - I have met some of the most beautifully amazing folks on this journey. 

PS - this is sooooo not me!

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